Ridge, NY
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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.

Unlike some towns, Ridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ridge are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.36%), teaching (10.76%), and sales jobs (8.86%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ridge has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ridge a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Ridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.06 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Ridge citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.46% of adults in Ridge have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ridge in 2010 was $35,124, 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 $140,496 for a family of four. However, Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.