Ridgefield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 10,319 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Ridgefield is the 94th largest community in Washington. Ridgefield has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Ridgefield, where the median household income is $95,344.00.
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 Washington.
Ridgefield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ridgefield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgefield who work in office and administrative support (13.97%), healthcare (10.46%), and management occupations (9.27%).
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.
Ridgefield 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 city’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, Ridgefield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Ridgefield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ridgefield, the average commute to work is 31.31 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Ridgefield citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.55% of adults in Ridgefield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ridgefield in 2018 was $38,169, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,676 for a family of four.
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. Important ancestries of people in Ridgefield include Irish, English, German, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Ridgefield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.