Ridgefield is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,373 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ridgefield is the 188th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Ridgefield are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Ridgefield is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ridgefield is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgefield who work in office and administrative support (15.92%), management occupations (11.18%), and sales jobs (10.87%).
Also of interest is that Ridgefield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Overall, Ridgefield’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Despite being a small borough, Ridgefield has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Ridgefield is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.54% of adults in Ridgefield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ridgefield in 2010 was $31,271, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,084 for a family of four. However, Ridgefield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ridgefield is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Ridgefield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ridgefield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Ridgefield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.62% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ridgefield include Irish, German, Greek, and Croatian.
Ridgefield also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 47.41%.
The most common language spoken in Ridgefield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.