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0.34% growth
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2.35% growth
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0.74% growth
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0.44% decline


The economy of Ridgefield, NJ employs 5,739 people. The economy of Ridgefield, NJ is specialized in Other services, except public administration; Wholesale trade; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.28; 1.42; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ridgefield, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (777), Retail trade (676), and Other services, except public administration (650), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($82,875), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($81,250), and Educational Services ($57,763).

Median household income in Ridgefield, NJ is $70,461. Males in Ridgefield, NJ have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,705. The income inequality of Ridgefield, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.492 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ridgefield, NJ. In Bergen County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 124 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,636. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Ridgefield, NJ is from the county of Bergen County, NJ.

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Ridgefield, NJ is home to a population of 11,294 people, from which 80.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ridgefield, NJ is composed of 4,128 White residents (36.6%), 3,615 Asian residents (32%), 3,085 Hispanic residents (27.3%), 247 Two+ residents (2.19%), and 140 Black residents (1.24%). The most common foreign languages in Ridgefield, NJ are Korean (3,106 speakers), Spanish (1,857 speakers), and Italian (308 speakers), but compared to other places, Ridgefield, NJ has a relative high number of Korean (3,106 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (244 speakers), and Armenian (178 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area awarded 278,917 degrees. The student population of New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 109,518 male students and 169,399 female students. Most students in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area are White (111,571 and 40%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (49,278 and 17.7%), Black or African American (40,570 and 14.5%), and Asian (27,562 and 9.9%). The largest universities in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area by number of graduates are New York University (16,286 and 5.84%), Columbia University in the City of New York (12,510 and 4.49%), and Rutgers University-New Brunswick (11,798 and 4.23%). The most popular majors in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area are General Psychology (8,902 and 3.19%), General Business Administration & Management (6,740 and 2.42%), and Registered Nursing (5,077 and 1.82%). The median tuition costs in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area are $38,162 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $14,521 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Ridgefield, NJ is $457,200, which is 2.23 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $459,200 to $457,200, a 0.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Ridgefield, NJ is 50.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ridgefield, NJ have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ridgefield, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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