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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, DeRidder is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, DeRidder is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in DeRidder who work in office and administrative support (12.48%), sales jobs (12.05%), and food service (9.99%).
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.
The citizens of DeRidder are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.58% of adults in DeRidder having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in DeRidder in 2010 was $19,915, 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 $79,660 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 French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in DeRidder is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.