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Population (year 2000): 14,588
Males: 6,963 (47.7%), Females: 7,625 (52.3%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 40.6 years
Median household income: $46,286 (year 2000)
Median house value: $153,100 (year 2000)

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Races in River Ridge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (84.5%)
  • Black (11.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: French (21.1%), German (17.7%), Irish (15.8%), Italian (14.0%), English (7.4%), United States (5.5%).

New! Ridge, Louisiana forum

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 2.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in River Ridge

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in River Ridge CDP

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

3.7% Foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.9% Europe).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: LA (3.7 miles Metairie, pop. 146,136).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Orleans, LA New (10.9 miles pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (355.2 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (1.8 miles Harahan, LA (2.2 miles Elmwood, LA (2.4 miles Waggaman, LA (3.7 miles Metairie, LA (4.0 miles Kenner, LA (4.1 miles Avondale, LA (4.2 miles Jefferson, City, LA (4.4 miles Bridge

Latitude: 29.96 N, Longitude: 90.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 504


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.7%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,050 (-34.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 591 (8.4%)

Average climate in River Ridge, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

River Ridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Louisiana state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1983, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the River Ridge city center injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1964, a category 4 tornado 27.1 miles away from the city center killed 22 people and injured 165 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Jonathan Wells - 2005 NFL player (Houston Texans, born: Jul 21, 1979), Tony Bua - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Feb 11, 1980), Ben Benfield - College basketball player (Tulane Green Wave).


Hospitals/medical centers near River Ridge:
  • RIVER OAKS CHILD & ADOLESCENT HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; HARAHAN, LA)
  • RIVER OAKS HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; HARAHAN, LA)
  • ST JOHN'S REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; HARAHAN, LA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to River Ridge:
  • LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTL (about 3 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: MSY)
  • LAKEFRONT (about 15 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: NEW)
  • STENNIS INTL (about 60 miles; BAY ST LOUIS, MS; ID: HSA)
Other public-use airports nearest to River Ridge:
  • NEW ORLEANS DOWNTOWN (about 11 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: 7N0)
  • NEW ORLEANS NAS JRB/ALVIN CALLENDER FIELD/ (about 17 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; ID: NBG)
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH (about 26 miles; RESERVE, LA; ID: 1L0)

Amtrak station near River Ridge:
  • 10 miles: NEW ORLEANS (1001 LOYOLA AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to River Ridge:
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 7 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Full-time enrollment: 10,230)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS (about 7 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 4,399)
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 8 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,659)
  • DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 8,193)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER (about 10 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (about 12 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 12,442)
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS (about 15 miles; NEW ORLEANS, LA; FT enrollment: 3,217)
Private high school in River Ridge:
  • JOHN CURTIS CHRISTIAN (Students: 770; Location: 10125 JEFFERSON HWY; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle school in River Ridge:
  • HAZEL PARK/HILDA KNOFF SCHOOL (Students: 366; Location: 8809 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle school in River Ridge:
  • ST MATTHEW THE APOSTLE SCH (Students: 600; Location: 10021 JEFFERSON HWY; Grades: PK - 8)

Shopping Centers: Highland Square Shopping Center (1), Upstream Shopping Center (2).

Churches in River Ridge include: Community Missionary Baptist Church (A), Providence Baptist Church (B), Riverside Baptist Church (C), River Ridge Assembly of God Church (D), Maranatha Baptist Church (E), Saint Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church (F), Little Farms United Church of Christ (G).

Parks in River Ridge include: Jessie Owens Park (1), Little Farms Park (2).


River Ridge compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in River Ridge:
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WVOG (600 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: F.W. ROBERT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBYU (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)
  • WSMB (1350 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WODT (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSO (990 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WGSO, L.L.C.)
  • WSHO (800 AM; 1 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: SHADOWLANDS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • KGLA (1540 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GRETNA, LA; Owner: CROCODILE BROADCASTING CORP., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in River Ridge:
  • WQUE-FM (93.3 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYLD-FM (98.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLMG (101.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZB (97.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTKL (95.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWOZ (90.7 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FRIENDS OF WWOZ, INC.)
  • WWNO (89.9 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & A & M COLLEGE)
  • WNOE-FM (101.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNO-FM (99.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZN (105.3 FM; KENNER, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WBSN-FM (89.1 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: PROVIDENCE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WRBH (88.3 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: RADIO FOR THE BLIND & HANDICAPPED, INC.)
  • WTUL (91.5 FM; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND)
  • KCIL (107.5 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF HOUMA, LLC)
  • KMEZ (102.9 FM; BELLE CHASSE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLRZ (100.3 FM; LAROSE, LA; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING OF LAROSE, INC.)
  • WTIX-FM (94.3 FM; GALLIANO, LA; Owner: FLEUR DE LIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPRF (94.9 FM; RESERVE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around River Ridge:
  • WLPN-LP (Channel 61; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GLENN R. & KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WWL-TV (Channel 4; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WWL-TV, INC.)
  • KNOV-LP (Channel 57; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WHNO (Channel 20; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K66FW (Channel 14; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLAE-TV (Channel 32; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGNO (Channel 26; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WNOL-TV (Channel 38; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS, INC.)
  • WYES-TV (Channel 12; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: GREATER NEW ORLEANS ED TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXN-CA (Channel 10; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WVUE (Channel 8; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: EMMIS TELEIVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXL (Channel 49; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDSU (Channel 6; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: NEW ORLEANS HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K59DG (Channel 59; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUPL (Channel 54; SLIDELL, LA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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