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0.51% growth
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2.04% growth
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1.83% decline
Median Property Value
2.46% growth

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The economy of River Ridge, LA employs 6,608 people. The economy of River Ridge, LA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 2.88; 1.68; and 1.58 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in River Ridge, LA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (883), Educational Services (701), and Construction (648), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,398), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($83,698), and Transportation & Warehousing ($54,348).

Median household income in River Ridge, LA is $63,636. Males in River Ridge, LA have an average income that is 1.59 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,170. The income inequality of River Ridge, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for River Ridge, LA. In Jefferson Parish, LA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 88 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,132. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of River Ridge, LA is from the county of Jefferson Parish, LA.

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River Ridge, LA is home to a population of 13,706 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of River Ridge, LA is composed of 10,794 White residents (78.8%), 1,515 Black residents (11.1%), 1,010 Hispanic residents (7.37%), 205 Two+ residents (1.5%), and 88 Asian residents (0.64%). The most common foreign languages in River Ridge, LA are Spanish (485 speakers), French (93 speakers), and Chinese (26 speakers), but compared to other places, River Ridge, LA has a relative high number of French (93 speakers), Other West Germanic (5 speakers), and Italian (21 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jefferson Parish (North) PUMA, LA awarded 355 degrees. The student population of Jefferson Parish (North) PUMA, LA is skewed towards females, with 23 male students and 332 female students. Most students in Jefferson Parish (North) PUMA, LA are Black or African American (206 and 58%), followed by White (110 and 31%), Hispanic or Latino (28 and 7.89%), and Two or more races (4 and 1.13%). The largest universities in Jefferson Parish (North) PUMA, LA by number of graduates are Eastern College of Health Vocations-New Orleans (152 and 42.8%), Herzing University-Kenner (95 and 26.8%), and John Jay Beauty College (57 and 16.1%). The most popular majors in Jefferson Parish (North) PUMA, LA are Medical Assistant (94 and 26.5%), Dental Assisting (58 and 16.3%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (25 and 7.04%). The median tuition costs in Jefferson Parish (North) PUMA, LA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in River Ridge, LA is $245,900, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $240,000 to $245,900, a 2.46% increase. The homeownership rate of River Ridge, LA is 70.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in River Ridge, LA have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in River Ridge, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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