Ridgefield, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgefield, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ridgefield had a population of 11,851 as of July 1, 2016. Ridgefield 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 is located at latitude 40.8294 and longitude -74.0157 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ridgefield (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Borough of Ridgefield (GNIS ID: 885367) 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 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, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,851
Population in Households 11,845
Population in Familes 10,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 4,645
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 4,136
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 3,171
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,093 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,043 (46.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 266 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $549,422
Average Home Value $567,618


Median Household Income $65,963
Average Household Income $88,805
Per Capita Income $31,012
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 1.19%
Households 0.92% 1.04%
Families 0.92% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgefield 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 # 111 80th
Population Density1 # 117 79th
Diversity Index2 # 73 87th
Median Household Income # 348 36th
Per Capita Income # 378 31st

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