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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (14.58%), office and administrative support (13.23%), and sales jobs (10.42%).
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.
Because of many things, Ringwood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ringwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ringwood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 34.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Ringwood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.19% of adults in Ringwood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ringwood in 2010 was $41,657, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,628 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.