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Overview

Introduction to Ridge, New York

Ridge, New York, in Suffolk county, is 19 miles NE of Brentwood, New York and 57 miles E of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau- Suffolk metro area, Ridge is home to some 13,380 residents.

Ridge History

Ridge's history dates back to 1693, when William "Tangier" Smith purchased a large plot on the southern shore of Long Island. The plot was called St. George’s Manor. The southern area of Ridge was once known as Longswamp. William Sydney Smith lived in the first house that was built in Longswamp and renamed the area Longwood. The northern part of Ridge was settled in by Samuel Randall. It was initially called Randalville, but later renamed Ridge to facilitate postal delivery.

Ridge and nearby Attractions

  • BNL Science Museum
  • Rocky Point
  • Wildwood State Park
  • Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum
  • Hillwood Art Museum
  • Long Island Maritime Museum

Things To Do In Ridge

There are huge expanses of rich parkland around Ridge. People have access to well maintained parks and forest preserves with nature trails that provide opportunities for hiking through scenic areas. The Wildwood State Park, which is in the neighborhood, has over 600 acres of undeveloped forestland. It includes a beach and has picnic and camping areas, trails and facilities for fishing, as well as a playground. The waterfront provides opportunities for swimming, fishing and boating.

Ridge Transportation

John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.

Ridge Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College, Saint Joseph's College and Dowling College provide programs in higher education .

People

Total Population 12,835
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 28.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,233
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,323
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,422
Median House Value $255,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.5%
Irish 26.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NE of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11961
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.893
Longitude -72.896

Ridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PATCHOGUE 2 N
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Station ISLIP LI MACARTHUR AP
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ridge, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lake Panamoka (11961)

Panamoka (11961)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gordon Heights 3,866 $69,219

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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