Ridge is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 13,421 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ridge is the 147th largest community in New York.
Ridge is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ridge is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridge who work in office and administrative support (16.81%), sales jobs (9.79%), and teaching (9.24%).
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, Ridge is worth considering.
In Ridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.19 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Ridge overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Ridge, 23.09% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ridge in 2010 was $34,717, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,868 for a family of four. However, Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ridge is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ridge include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.