Ridgedale is a very small town located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 2,419 people and just one neighborhood, Ridgedale is the 229th largest community in Missouri.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Ridgedale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ridgedale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ridgedale is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgedale who work in food service (14.50%), office and administrative support (14.37%) and sales jobs (14.37%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.84% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Ridgedale is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Ridgedale’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Ridgedale is worth considering.
Ridgedale is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.