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Ridgeland, Mississippi
(Madison County)

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Welcome to Ridgeland ...

The city of Ridgeland is located in Madison County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ridgeland has a population of 24,121 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ridgeland.

Ridgeland is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ridgeland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Ridgeland: (601) & (769)<4>

The ZIP code for Ridgeland: 39157<5>

Websites for Ridgeland ...

Official Website: www.ridgelandms.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridgeland had an population of 24,121 people. This is an increase of 0.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridgeland had a population of 24,047 people (which is 25.26% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Ridgeland the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ridgeland represents 0.81% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,047 people, the population of Ridgeland increased 19.2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 20,173 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ridgeland.

Communities Also Named Ridgeland ...

While we believe that this Ridgeland is located in Madison County, we know of another 2 Mississippi communities named Ridgeland. Those communities are located in the following counties: Lafayette and Lowndes County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 11 communities that are also named Ridgeland - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ridgeland.

Communities near Ridgeland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ridgeland.

  • Jackson [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
    • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Ridgeland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 157,821 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<7>
  • Pearl [Rankin County]
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    • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Ridgeland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,560 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<7>
  • Brandon [Rankin County]
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    • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Ridgeland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,396 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<7>
  • Clinton [Hinds County]
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    • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Ridgeland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,873 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Canton [Madison County]
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      • Canton [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Ridgeland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,799 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<7>
    • Byram [Hinds County]
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      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Ridgeland
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<7>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
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      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Ridgeland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<7>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Ridgeland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<7>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
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      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Ridgeland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<7>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
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      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Ridgeland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,082 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ridgeland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridgeland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgeland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ridgeland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgeland. See our Newspapers Page for Ridgeland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgeland ...

Looking for more information about Ridgeland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ridgeland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgeland.

Adding Ridgeland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ridgeland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ridgeland was on a map titled Map of Mississippi (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ridgeland on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ridgeland: www.ridgelandms.org/

The official website for Madison County: www.madison-co.com/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ridgeland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgeland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ridgeland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ridgeland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgeland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridgeland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgelandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4297, Longitude: -90.1323    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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