Ridgewood, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Ridgewood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Village of Ridgewood had a population of 25,533 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Ridgewood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,533
Population in Households 25,333
Population in Familes 23,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 200
Population Density2 4,439
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $164,076
Average Household Income $227,349
Per Capita Income $76,193


Total Housing Units 8,861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,696 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,828 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $769,002
Average Home Value $895,158


Total Households 8,524
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 6,809
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.28% 0.3%
Households 0.1% 0.19%
Families 0.09% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

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, 2018 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 # 36 94th
Population Density # 131 76th
Diversity Index # 241 56th
Median Household Income # 22 96th
Per Capita Income # 30 95th

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