Ridgeland, Mississippi

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Ridgeland is a city in Madison County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 20,173 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Ridgeland is located at 32°25′8″N 90°7′30″W / 32.41889°N 90.125°W / 32.41889; -90.125 (32.418847, -90.124933)[1], between Madison to the north and Jackson to the south. This suburban community enjoys its location adjacent to the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.7 square miles (45.9 km²), of which, 15.9 square miles (41.2 km²) of it is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²) of it (10.16%) is water mostly due to the location of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 20,173 people, 9,267 households, and 9,022 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,267.4 people per square mile (489.2/km²). There were 9,930 housing units at an average density of 623.9/sq mi (240.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.05% White, 18.44% African American, 0.15% Native American, 2.95% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 9,267 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.8% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.90.

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