Ridgewood, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Ridgewood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Village of Ridgewood had a population of 25,465 as of July 1, 2016. Ridgewood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgewood is located at latitude 40.9816 and longitude -74.1135 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ridgewood (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The Village of Ridgewood (GNIS ID: 885369) 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 Ridgewood 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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Ridgewood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 25,465
Population in Households 25,265
Population in Familes 23,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 200
Population Density1 4,427
Diversity Index2 45
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,528
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 6,815
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,673 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,855 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 373 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $765,547
Average Home Value $801,626
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $151,068
Average Household Income $211,494
Per Capita Income $71,122
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.6%
Households 0.14% 0.48%
Families 0.13% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Ridgewood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgewood 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 # 37 93rd
Population Density1 # 131 76th
Diversity Index2 # 243 55th
Median Household Income # 20 97th
Per Capita Income # 26 95th

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