Ridgeland Mississippi Case Study

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Ridgeland Mississippi is a thriving community, which is positioned between Jackson, Mississippi and Madison, Mississippi. According to City-Data of Ridgeland (n.d.), Ridgeland’s population in 2013 was 24,427 with 11,160 males and 13,267 females. The land area is 15.9 square miles with a population density of 1,535 people per square mile. Ridgeland’s median resident age is 36.3 years old, compared to Mississippi’s median age, which is 36.6. The estimated median household income for Ridgeland is $57,897, compared to Mississippi’s $37,963 median income. Ridgeland is composed of 56% White, 34.3% African American, 5% Hispanic, 3.9% Asian, and 0.2% American Indian. In Ridgeland, the population 25 years and over who have high school or higher is 93.4%, …show more content…
According to City-Data of Ridgeland, as of 2014 the median price for a home was $160,00. The houses in large neighborhoods that were gaited were well kept up with maintained yards and no sign of neglect. However, when surveying houses that were not in gaited neighborhoods and closer to less developed shopping areas such as North Park mall on County Line, the houses were very run down, with overgrown yards, and clearly in need of repair. The housing in Ridgeland is well maintained in some areas but many neighborhoods are in need improvement. While performing my windshield survey I did not see any houses that were unoccupied or torn down. Public and commercial buildings are easily accessible for people with disabilities. Many buildings have ramps, handicap parking, street level entries, and covered entranceways. There are many public places to gather in Ridgeland such as churches, The Renaissance mall, and cafés. These places are very well kept up with attractive design, seating areas, and trees and plants. There are build boards on the interstate that advertise many of these areas and encourage people to come to events such as concerts. By hosting events these places increase the number of people who know about them and will visit. Majorities of people who visit The Renaissance are from upper too middle class, while the majority of people who visit North Park Mall are from middle to lower class. There is diversity of culture in both places but the social hierarchies that attend these places do not change

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