Information About Ridge

The total estimated population is 12,664. Density is low at 659 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 11,742; Black: 471; Two or More Races: 206; Asian: 110; American Indian: 35; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 1; Other Race: 99; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 460 (4%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 12,204 (96%)

There are 714 foreign born residents, of which 72.7% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Italy: 125; Germany: 116; Canada: 39; United Kingdom: 38; Peru: 35; Colombia: 32; Turkey: 30; U.S. Born: This State: 10,754; Northeast: 490; South: 194; Midwest: 172; West: 91;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Ridge Most Common US Birthplaces in Ridge

The sex distribution is 45% male and 55% female. The median age is 43 years.

Age Distribution

There are 1,158 married couples with children and 263 single-parent households (65 men, 198 women).

The median household income is $43,265 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; New York: $43,393; Ridge: $43,265;

7% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; New York: 15%; Ridge: 7%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 3,085; Government: 938; Self-employed: 188; Unpaid family work: 14; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 1,441; Sales and office: 1,243; Professional and related: 1,009; Service: 824; Office and administrative support: 702; Construction, extraction, and maintenance: 657;

Work Types in Ridge Common Occupations in Ridge

The average commute time is 37 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 3,859; Car or truck (carpooled): 440; Public transportation: 140; Worked at home: 85; Walked: 31;

Transportation to work methods in Ridge

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Ridge.

There are 5,635 housing units, of which 4,996 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 4,503; Renter: 757; Vacant: 375; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 2,392; Not Mortgaged: 2,111;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Ridge

The median single family home value is $139,100.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; New York: $1,357; Ridge: $1,457;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; New York: $605; Ridge: $688;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 67; 1940 to 1949: 193; 1950 to 1959: 400; 1960 to 1969: 372; 1970 to 1979: 2,446; 1980 to 1989: 1,508; 1990 to 1994: 239; 1995 to 1998: 325; 1999 to March 2000: 85;

0.4% of homes lack plumbing and 0.8% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 2,329; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 2,271; Utility Gas: 616; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 35;

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