Ridgefield Park, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Village of Ridgefield Park had a population of 12,918 as of July 1, 2016. Ridgefield Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgefield Park is located at latitude 40.8547 and longitude -74.0199 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ridgefield Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 89 feet.

The Village of Ridgefield Park (GNIS ID: 885368) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgefield Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ridgefield Park, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,918
Population in Households 12,912
Population in Familes 10,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 7,518
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 4,871
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 3,278
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,498 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,373 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 358 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $346,209
Average Home Value $348,689


Median Household Income $71,214
Average Household Income $86,087
Per Capita Income $32,478
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.51%
Households 0.07% 0.4%
Families 0.03% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ridgefield Park, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgefield Park to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 94 83rd
Population Density1 # 52 91st
Diversity Index2 # 33 94th
Median Household Income # 313 43rd
Per Capita Income # 360 34th

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