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Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is influenced by the neighborhood in which it is located. The median home value in Ridgeland costs around $180,263 and the median rent is $1,066 per month a month. The rent burden for Ridgeland is about 16.3% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Ridgeland has a population density of 438 people per square mile. The current population of Ridgeland consists of 24,266 people. In Ridgeland, 6.2% of the citizens are veterans. Out of the total city population, 46.5% are male and 53.5% are female. The median age of Ridgeland is 34 years old. Racially, the population of Ridgeland is 54.9% white, 5.1% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 5.1% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.7% mixed race, 35.5% black, and 3.5% other or not specified. Of the population of Ridgeland 20.3% have a graduate degree, 50.1% have a college degree, and 15.1% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Ridgeland, 9.7% do not have health insurance, 8.9% have some form of disability, 72.3% participate in the labor force, and 10.5% live in poverty.
An overview of Mississippi
The natural beauty of Mississippi is ranked 11th in the nation. Overall, Mississippi ranks 48th out of all states in quality of life and 50th in healthcare. There are 105 hospitals and 247 health centers that service a population of 2,983,400. The three highest ranked hospitals in Mississippi are Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-Hancock. In terms of resources, Mississippi has a cost of living index of 85.7, a grocery index rating of 91.6, and a housing index rating of 70.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 40% of Mississippi residents voted Democrat and 58% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Mississippi ranks 30th in the nation. In terms of religion, 49% of Mississippi residents attend religious services among the 6,765 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-41%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-24%. In Mississippi there are 604 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Mississippi is 39.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 49.3 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Mississippi is around 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 7.60 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Mississippi is around 4.85 inches. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 80F. The average high summer temperature is around 94F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 63F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 67F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 27F in the month of January. While residents of Mississippi mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Mississippi can include hurricanes, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Mississippi
The state of Mississippi has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of eastern cottonwood, may apple, skunk cabbage, and staghorn sumac. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the dove, the mountain lions, the crow, or the mountain lions. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.