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Overview

Introduction to Ridgefield, New Jersey

Ridgefield, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 2 miles N of North Bergen, New Jersey and 6 miles N of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Ridgefield History

The earliest English immigrants settled in this area sometime around 1603. The first permanent English settler was Robert Earle. The present town of Ridgefield was originally a part of the Ridgefield Township, but was officially incorporated as a separate borough in May of 1892.

Ridgefield and nearby Attractions

  • George Washington Bridge
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Overpeck County Park
  • Riverbank State Park
  • Fort Lee Historic Park & Museum

Things To Do In Ridgefield

New York is only a few minutes away from Ridgefield, so it's easy to visit the various attractions of New York that are famous all over the world. The local recreation department is active at organizing educational and recreational programs including sporting events, personality development classes and holiday celebrations.

Ridgefield Transportation

La Guardia Airport is a short drive away.

Ridgefield Higher Education

There are various educational institutions near Ridgefield including Columbia University, Barnard College, Cuny City College and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,294
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+5,629
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married52.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.7%
Median Earnings25+$45,461
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,365
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,660

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,871
% Above Poverty Level91.2%
% Below Poverty Level8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation11.2%

Housing

People Living Alone20.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,432
Median House Value$457,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57%
Italian18.1%
Irish7.3%
Arab4.5%
German4.1%
Greek3.2%
Lebanese1.9%
Croatian1.8%
Palestinian1.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
US/American0.9%
Polish0.9%
Iranian0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Russian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
English0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Jordanian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Ridgefield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7657
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.83
Approximate Longitude-74.01

Ridgefield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cliffside Park24,661$75,607
Edgewater11,998$125,810
Fairview14,314$61,639
North Bergen62,791$60,401
Palisades Park20,499$72,598
Ridgefield Park12,976$74,881

Ridgefield Public Libraries

Ridgefield Free Public Library
527 MORSE AVENUE
Ridgefield, New Jersey
(201) 941-0192

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Ridgefield Public Schools

Bergen Boulevard School
635 Bergen Blvd
ZIP: 7657
(201) 943-1861
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
Ridgefield Memorial High School
555 Walnut St
ZIP: 7657
(201) 945-4455
High
Total Enrollment 548
Shaler Academy
455 Shaler Boulevard
ZIP: 7657
(201) 313-2476
Primary
Total Enrollment 189
Slocum Skewes School
650 Prospect Ave
ZIP: 7657
(201) 943-4299
Other
Total Enrollment 764

Ridgefield Private Schools

St James Nursery School
514 Abbott Ave
ZIP: 7657
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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