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.
Unlike some towns, High Ridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in High Ridge are a mix of both white- and blue-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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.25 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of High Ridge citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.57% of adults in High Ridge 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.