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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, High Ridge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, High Ridge is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in High Ridge who work in office and administrative support (13.08%), management occupations (7.93%), and food service (7.26%).
In High Ridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.41 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, High Ridge does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of High Ridge citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.52% of adults 25 and older in High Ridge have a college degree.
The per capita income in High Ridge in 2010 was $24,474, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,896 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 Irish, Italian, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in High Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.