Ridgefield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 25,007 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Ridgefield is the 45th largest community in Connecticut.
Ridgefield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Ridgefield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Of important note, Ridgefield is also a town of artists. Ridgefield has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ridgefield’s character.
Also of interest is that Ridgefield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Ridgefield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 20.04% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Ridgefield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ridgefield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Ridgefield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.12 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Ridgefield use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Ridgefield‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ridgefield. 73.05% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Ridgefield in 2018 was $85,804, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $343,216 for a family of four.
Ridgefield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ridgefield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ridgefield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ridgefield include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ridgefield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.