DeRidder is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 10,890 people and five constituent neighborhoods, DeRidder is the 44th largest community in Louisiana.
DeRidder is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, DeRidder is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in DeRidder who work in food service (12.61%), office and administrative support (11.93%), and sales jobs (11.45%).
DeRidder is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around DeRidder, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
In terms of college education, DeRidder is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.99% of adults 25 and older in DeRidder have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in DeRidder in 2010 was $18,322, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,288 for a family of four. However, DeRidder contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
DeRidder is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call DeRidder home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of DeRidder residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in DeRidder include German, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in DeRidder is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.