Ridgeland is a city located in Madison County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,173.
Ridgeland is located at 32°25'8" North, 90°7'30" West (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 45.9 km² (17.7 mi²). 41.2 km² (15.9 mi²) of it is land and 4.7 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 10.16% water, mostly due to the location of the Ross Barnett Reservoir .
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 20,173 people, 9,267 households, and 5,022 families residing in the city. The population density is 489.2/km² (1,267.4/mi²). There are 9,930 housing units at an average density of 240.8/km² (623.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 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. 1.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 9,267 households out of which 28.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% are married couples living together, 10.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.8% are non-families. 38.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.15 and the average family size is 2.90.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 40.3% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $43,066, and the median income for a family is $59,249. Males have a median income of $40,632 versus $29,634 for females. The per capita income for the city is $28,704. 7.4% of the population and 5.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.2% of those under the age of 18 and 5.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.