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Ridgeville, IN

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Overview


Ridgeville is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 690 people and just one neighborhood, Ridgeville is the 369th largest community in Indiana. Ridgeville has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Ridgeville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.93% of the Ridgeville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Ridgeville is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgeville who work in sales jobs (12.22%), food service (10.00%), and office and administrative support (9.26%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Being a small town, Ridgeville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The citizens of Ridgeville have a very low rate of college education: just 9.87% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Ridgeville in 2018 was $22,989, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,956 for a family of four. However, Ridgeville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ridgeville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ridgeville residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Ridgeville include German, Irish, English, French, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Ridgeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Slavic languages.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Ridgeville, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 91.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Ridgeville are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 66.9% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 31.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.9%), and 11.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.8% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Ridgeville, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (2.0%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (1.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (83.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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