Ringwood is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,448 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ringwood is the 162nd largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Ringwood 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.
Ringwood is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ringwood is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ringwood who work in management occupations (15.80%), office and administrative support (13.64%), and sales jobs (12.01%).
Also of interest is that Ringwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Ringwood 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 borough’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, Ringwood’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Ringwood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ringwood, the average commute to work is 33.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Ringwood ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Ringwood, 42.07% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Ringwood in 2010 was $38,258, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,032 for a family of four.
The people who call Ringwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ringwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ringwood include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ringwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.