Ridgefield, WA
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Ridgefield is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 6,455 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ridgefield is the 130th largest community in Washington. Much of the housing stock in Ridgefield was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Ridgefield economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Ridgefield, where the median household income is $91,205.00.

Ridgefield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Ridgefield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, Ridgefield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ridgefield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ridgefield is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgefield who work in management occupations (16.74%), office and administrative support (11.15%), and healthcare (7.91%).

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.

In Ridgefield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.10 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Ridgefield doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Ridgefield is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.55% of adults in Ridgefield have a college degree.

The per capita income in Ridgefield in 2010 was $33,986, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,944 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, Ukrainian, and Norwegian.

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