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Population (year 2000): 10,830. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,014 (+1.7% change)
Males: 5,240 (48.4%), Females: 5,590 (51.6%)

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $54,081 (year 2000)
Median house value: $239,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Ridgefield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.4%)
  • Korean (14.0%)
  • Hispanic (13.8%)
  • Other race (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Chinese (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (24.2%), Irish (12.9%), German (10.0%), United States (3.2%), English (2.5%), Polish (2.4%).

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Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 2.6 square miles

Ridgefield,

For population 25 years and over in Ridgefield

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgefield borough

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

33.7% Foreign born (15.8% Asia, 9.1% Latin America, 8.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +833 (+8.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: City, NJ (4.9 miles Union pop. 67,088).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: City, NJ Jersey (8.7 miles pop. 240,055).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (10.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ (1.1 miles Fairview, Park, NJ (1.1 miles Palisades Park, NJ (1.3 miles Cliffside NJ (2.1 miles Edgewater, Park, NJ (2.2 miles Ridgefield Lee, NJ Fort (2.4 miles NJ (2.4 miles Leonia, NJ (2.7 miles Guttenberg,

Latitude: 40.83 N, Longitude: 74.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 201


Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.7%), Educational,health and social services (12.5%), Manufacturing (12.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +329 (+3.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 644 (13.1%)


 

Crime in Ridgefield by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 18.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 9.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 2 2 2 3 1 2
    per 100,000 18.5 18.5 18.5 27.7 9.2 18.5
Assaults 3 4 17 4 9 7
    per 100,000 27.7 36.9 157.0 36.9 83.1 64.6
Burglaries 22 27 23 25 19 24
    per 100,000 203.1 249.3 212.4 230.8 175.4 221.6
Thefts 76 68 69 42 33 56
    per 100,000 701.8 627.9 637.1 387.8 304.7 517.1
Auto thefts 19 9 20 23 21 14
    per 100,000 175.4 83.1 184.7 212.4 193.9 129.3
85.9 65.8 92.1 64.4 59.4 65.0


Average climate in Ridgefield, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ridgefield,

Ridgefield-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New Jersey state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.1 miles away from the Ridgefield city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/7/1962, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Ridgefield:
  • PALISADES GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; NORTH BERGEN, NJ)
  • ST LUKES - ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; NEW YORK, NY)
  • HOLY NAME HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; TEANECK, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ridgefield:
  • TETERBORO (about 4 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 10 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • LA GUARDIA (about 11 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: LGA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ridgefield:
  • LITTLE FERRY (about 2 miles; LITTLE FERRY, NJ; ID: 2N7)
  • WEST 30TH ST. (about 6 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRA)
  • PAN AM METROPORT (about 7 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: 6N4)

Amtrak stations near Ridgefield:
  • 6 miles: NEW YORK (PENN STA) (NEW YORK, 7TH AVE. & W. 32ND ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: YONKERS (FOOT OF DOCK ST. & WELLS AVE.). Services: 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, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: LA GUARDIA AIRPORT (QUEENS, ) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 10 $22,140 $26,568 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $8,048 $32,192 1 $166
Streets and Highways 30 $61,992 $24,796 0 $0
Welfare 1 $2,657 $31,884 0 $0
Health 3 $6,111 $24,444 1 $554
Solid Waste Management 2 $6,894 $41,364 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $10,025 $20,050 2 $996
Local Libraries 12 $24,985 $24,985 5 $1,771
Financial Administration 8 $22,231 $33,346 0 $0
Other Government Administration 9 $19,454 $25,938 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 11 $27,706 $30,224 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 28 $210,330 $90,141 0 $0
Totals for Government 123 $422,573 $41,226 9 $3,487


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgefield:
  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (about 4 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Full-time enrollment: 18,009)
  • TEACHERS COLLEGE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; NEW YORK, NY; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • BARNARD COLLEGE (about 4 miles; NEW YORK, NY; FT enrollment: 2,253)
  • CUNY CITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; NEW YORK, NY; FT enrollment: 7,635)
  • FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY-ALL CAMPUSES (about 5 miles; TEANECK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • CUNY JOHN JAY COLLEGE CRIMINAL JUSTICE (about 5 miles; NEW YORK, NY; FT enrollment: 8,338)
  • YESHIVA UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; NEW YORK, NY; FT enrollment: 5,413)
Public high school in Ridgefield:
  • RIDGEFIELD MEMORIAL HIGH (Students: 705; Location: WALNUT ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ridgefield:
  • SLOCUM/SKEWES SCHOOL (Students: 866; Location: PROSPECT AVE; Grades: 03 - 08)
  • BERGEN BLVD SCHOOL (Students: 298; Location: BERGEN BLVD.; Grades: 01 - 02)
  • SHALER SCHOOL (Students: 159; Location: 455 SHALER BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Ridgefield:
  • NOTRE DAME INTERPAROCHIAL PRIM (Students: 291; Location: 555 PROSPECT AVE; Grades: PK - 1)
  • THE YOUNG SCHOOL AND ELEMENTAR (Students: 125; Location: 1041 MAPLE AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Ridgefield:
  • RIDGEFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $508,220; Location: 527 ABBOTT AVENUE; 64,539 books; 1,492 audio materials; 1,070 video materials; 107 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Little Ferry Yard (A).

Creeks: Overpeck Creek (A), Mill Creek (B).

Park in Ridgefield: Willis Park (1).


Ridgefield compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgefield:
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WZRC (1480 AM; 5 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BRODCASTING, INC)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWRL (1600 AM; 25 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NY)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWRU (1660 AM; 10 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgefield:
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • W276AQ (103.1 FM; FORT LEE, NJ; Owner: GERARD A. TURRO)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgefield:
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • W38CL (Channel 38; BRONX, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

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