High Ridge is a very small town located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 4,372 people and two constituent neighborhoods, High Ridge is the 156th largest community in Missouri.
High Ridge is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, High Ridge is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in High Ridge who work in office and administrative support (16.23%), healthcare (8.05%), and management occupations (7.14%).
Also of interest is that High Ridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
High Ridge 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, High Ridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in High Ridge is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In High Ridge, the average commute to work is 30.25 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The population of High Ridge overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in High Ridge, 21.57% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in High Ridge in 2010 was $27,796, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,184 for a family of four. However, High Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call High Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of High Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in High Ridge include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in High Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.