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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Ridgefield, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Ridgefield, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Ridgefield’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Ridgefield does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $79,243.00.

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.

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 managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgefield who work in management occupations (19.24%), healthcare (10.59%), and office and administrative support (9.60%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.32 minutes every day commuting to work.

Ridgefield is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield, 24.26% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ridgefield in 2010 was $31,990, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,960 for a family of four. However, Ridgefield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ridgefield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 English, Irish, Ukrainian, and Russian.

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