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Population (year 2000): 24,936. Estimated population in July 2005: 24,790 (-0.6% change)
Males: 12,002 (48.1%), Females: 12,934 (51.9%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $104,286 (year 2000)
Median house value: $387,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Ridgewood:

  • White Non-Hispanic (84.9%)
  • Hispanic (3.8%)
  • Korean (2.7%)
  • Chinese (1.9%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Japanese (1.5%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Filipino (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (22.5%), Italian (18.0%), German (14.5%), English (10.7%), Polish (5.7%), United States (4.4%).

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Elevation: 144 feet

Land area: 5.8 square miles

Ridgewood,

For population 25 years and over in Ridgewood

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 66.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 29.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 34.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgewood village

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 67.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

16.1% Foreign born (8.0% Asia, 4.8% Europe, 2.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +829 (+3.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Paterson, (5.8 miles pop. 149,222).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (17.9 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (23.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ (1.5 miles Ho-Ho-Kus, Rock, NJ Glen (1.8 miles Park, NJ (2.1 miles Midland NJ (2.1 miles Waldwick, River, NJ (3.0 miles Saddle NJ Hawthorne, (3.4 miles Lawn, NJ (3.5 miles Fair NJ (3.6 miles Allendale,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $204,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $304,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $392,900
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $419,500
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $409,900
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $326,200

Latitude: 40.98 N, Longitude: 74.11 W

Area code: 201


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (16.2%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (15.9%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +970 (+3.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,404 (21.4%)


 

Crime in Ridgewood by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 0 2 2 1
    per 100,000 0.0 4.0 0.0 8.0 8.0 4.0
Robberies 3 3 6 4 5 1
    per 100,000 12.0 12.0 24.1 16.0 20.1 4.0
Assaults 2 6 7 10 3 4
    per 100,000 8.0 24.1 28.1 40.1 12.0 16.0
Burglaries 57 56 69 57 53 28
    per 100,000 228.6 224.6 276.7 228.6 212.5 112.3
Thefts 222 184 184 230 199 170
    per 100,000 890.3 737.9 737.9 922.4 798.0 681.7
Auto thefts 4 13 14 7 3 8
    per 100,000 16.0 52.1 56.1 28.1 12.0 32.1
58.1 59.4 66.2 71.2 59.4 43.7


Average climate in Ridgewood, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ridgewood,

Ridgewood-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.4 miles away from the Ridgewood city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/14/1988, a category 3 tornado 34.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Main business address for: RIDGEWOOD POWER GROWTH FUND /NJ (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED).


Hospital/medical center in Ridgewood:
  • VALLEY HOSPITAL (223 N VAN DIEN AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ridgewood:
  • RAMAPO RIDGE PSYCH HOSP (about 4 miles; WYCKOFF, NJ)
  • BERGEN PINES COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; PARAMUS, NJ)
  • BARNERT HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; PATERSON, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ridgewood:
  • TETERBORO (about 11 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 21 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 22 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ridgewood:
  • LITTLE FERRY (about 12 miles; LITTLE FERRY, NJ; ID: 2N7)
  • ESSEX COUNTY (about 14 miles; CALDWELL, NJ; ID: CDW)
  • LINCOLN PARK (about 14 miles; LINCOLN PARK, NJ; ID: N07)

Amtrak stations near Ridgewood:
  • 15 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.
  • 18 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 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.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 17 $87,260 $61,595 7 $11,130
Parks and Recreation 22 $98,049 $53,481 3 $593
Financial Administration 9 $50,101 $66,801 5 $4,461
Other Government Administration 10 $42,750 $51,300 11 $11,982
Judicial and Legal 4 $16,435 $49,305 4 $6,841
Police Protection - Officers 46 $344,140 $89,775 0 $0
Police - Other 4 $12,706 $38,118 29 $24,726
Firefighters 41 $292,655 $85,655 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $8,345 $50,070 0 $0
Streets and Highways 27 $175,820 $78,142 1 $903
Health 4 $18,954 $56,862 14 $9,383
Solid Waste Management 30 $140,221 $56,088 4 $8,214
Sewerage 14 $65,703 $56,316 0 $0
Water Supply 35 $168,680 $57,833 2 $3,540
Totals for Government 265 $1,521,819 $68,912 80 $81,773


College/University in Ridgewood:
  • BERLITZ LANGUAGE CENTERS (Location: 40 W RIDGEWOOD AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgewood:
  • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; PARAMUS, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 7,733)
  • PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; PATERSON, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,452)
  • RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (about 8 miles; MAHWAH, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,076)
  • FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY-ALL CAMPUSES (about 10 miles; TEANECK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SUFFERN, NY; FT enrollment: 4,409)
  • WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (about 10 miles; WAYNE, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,017)
  • MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,226)
Public high school in Ridgewood:
  • RIDGEWOOD HIGH (Students: 1,571; Location: 627 EAST RIDGEWOOD AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ridgewood:
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON MIDDLE (Students: 678; Location: 155 WASHINGTON PL; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MIDDLE (Students: 663; Location: 15 NORTH VAN DIEN AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WILLARD (Students: 512; Location: 601 MORNINGSIDE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RIDGE (Students: 475; Location: 325 WEST RIDGEWOOD AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TRAVELL (Students: 431; Location: 340 BOGERT AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOMERVILLE (Students: 414; Location: 45 SOUTH PLEASANT AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HAWES (Students: 382; Location: 531 STEVENS AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ORCHARD (Students: 294; Location: 230 DEMAREST ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PROG 1-HEARING IMPAIRED (Students: 148; Location: 531 STEVENS AVE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • GLEN SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 865 EAST GLEN AVENUE; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle school in Ridgewood:
  • RIDGEWOOD MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 75; Location: 52 PASSAIC ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Ridgewood:
  • RIDGEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,960,556; Location: 125 N. MAPLE AVENUE; 117,671 books; 6,577 audio materials; 6,437 video materials; 275 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Ridgewood include: Grace Church (A), Saint Elizabeths Church (B).

Cemetery: Valleau Cemetery (1).

Lake: Wild Duck Pond (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Saddle Brook (A), Zabriskie Brook (B).

Parks in Ridgewood include: Veterans Memorial Field (1), Graydon Park (2), Stevens Avenue Park (3).

Post office: (A).  


Ridgewood compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgewood:
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WVNJ (1160 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVERSAL B/CASTING OF NEW YORK,INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WWRV (1330 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: RADIO VISION CRISTIANA MANAGEMENT CORP.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgewood:
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMSC (90.3 FM; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgewood:
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, 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.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • W38CL (Channel 38; BRONX, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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