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Population in 2010: 7,645. Population change since 2000: +6.0%
Males: 3,641  (47.6%)
Females: 4,004  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  43.5 years
Connecticut median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 06877.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $107,354 (it was $81,179 in 2000)
Ridgefield:

$107,354
CT:

$67,276
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $68,295

Ridgefield CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $619,208 (it was $401,200 in 2000)
Ridgefield:

$619,208
CT:

$267,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $771,155; Detached houses: $862,813; Townhouses or other attached units: $446,535; In 2-unit structures: $402,102; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $290,180; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $353,089

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,531.

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  • White alone - 6,915 (90.5%)
  • Hispanic - 320 (4.2%)
  • Asian alone - 228 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 90 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 75 (1.0%)
  • Other race alone - 11 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ridgefield: 139.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (21.1%), Italian (16.9%), German (12.0%), English (8.5%), Polish (4.0%), United States (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 10/1709

Elevation: 725 feet

Land area: 6.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,193 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ridgefield:

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 67.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgefield CDP:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

868 residents are foreign born (5.5% Europe, 2.4% Asia).

This place:  10.9%
Connecticut:  13.8%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Ridgefield, Connecticut as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ridgefield to the number of sex offenders is 12,114 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $9,475 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $8,870 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Danbury, CT (9.1 miles , pop. 74,848).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (35.5 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (45.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Georgetown, CT (1.8 miles ), Lewisboro, NY (2.2 miles ), Redding, CT (2.3 miles ), Cannondale, CT (2.3 miles) , Wilton, CT (2.4 miles ), Pound Ridge, NY (2.5 miles ), Scotts Corners, NY (2.6 miles ), Wilton Center, CT (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 130 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 1998: 115 buildings, average cost: $270,700
  • 1999: 83 buildings, average cost: $298,900
  • 2000: 68 buildings, average cost: $458,700
  • 2001: 66 buildings, average cost: $299,500
  • 2002: 52 buildings, average cost: $406,900
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $456,200
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $604,000
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $540,600
  • 2006: 54 buildings, average cost: $550,800
  • 2007: 57 buildings, average cost: $481,500
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $396,700
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $733,300
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $484,900
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $674,300
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $528,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.27 N, Longitude: 73.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,160 (+27.2%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,057 (30.1%)

Area code: 203

Ridgefield household income distribution Ridgefield home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 46 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Connecticut average:

2.36

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Ridgefield, Connecticut accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Connecticut:

8.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ridgefield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Connecticut state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.9 miles away from the Ridgefield place center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ridgefield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Connecticut state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from Ridgefield center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 14.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from Ridgefield center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fairfield County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Bill Lawrence (producer) - Television writer, Peggy Bacon - Artist, Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Politician, Silvio Bedini - Science historian, Abigail Goodrich Whittelsey - Editor, Brett Loscalzo - College basketball player (Columbia Lions), David McClure - College basketball player (Duke Blue Devils), Nehemiah Perry (congressman) - Politician, Todd Szegedy - Racing driver.


Hospitals/medical centers in Ridgefield:

  • VNA OF RIDGEFIELD INC (Home Health Center, 90 EAST RIDGE)
  • LAUREL RIDGE HEALTH CARE CENTE (Nursing Home, 642 DANBURY ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Ridgefield:

  • MEADOW RIDGE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WEST REDDING, CT)
  • FOUR WINDS (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; KATONAH, NY)
  • LOURDES HEALTH CARE CENTER, IN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WILTON, CT)

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Amtrak stations near Ridgefield:

  • 16 miles: STAMFORD (WASHINGTON BLVD. & E. STATE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: BRIDGEPORT (525 WATER ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgefield:

  • Western Connecticut State University (about 10 miles; Danbury, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,882)
  • Norwalk Community College (about 13 miles; Norwalk, CT; FT enrollment: 2,562)
  • Sacred Heart University (about 14 miles; Fairfield, CT; FT enrollment: 4,214)
  • Fairfield University (about 15 miles; Fairfield, CT; FT enrollment: 3,671)
  • Housatonic Community College (about 18 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 2,230)
  • University of Bridgeport (about 18 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,035)
  • Porter and Chester Institute (about 20 miles; Stratford, CT; FT enrollment: 2,845)

Public high school in Ridgefield:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ridgefield:

Private elementary/middle schools in Ridgefield:

  • RIDGEFIELD ACADEMY (Students: 367; Location: 223 W MOUNTAIN RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SANT MARY SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 183 HIGH RIDGE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • METHODIST NURSERY SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: 207 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • RIDGEFIELD MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 73; Location: 207 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
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Library in Ridgefield:

  • RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,101,429; Location: 472 MAIN ST.; 114,490 books; 255 e-books; 9,683 audio materials; 7,742 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 279 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • ridgefield population is around 22,000
  • Scott Ridge Middle School opened fall 2003 Barlow Mountain Elementary School opened fall 2003
  • Better check the size of Ridgefield... I think it\'s closer to 35 square miles.

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Notable locations in Ridgefield: Commerce Park (A), Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (B), Workshop Theatre Barn (C), Ridgefield Town Hall (D), Ridgefield Library and Historical Association (E), Ridgefield Community Center (F), Ridgefield Fire Department Headquarters (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Yankee Ridge Shopping Center (1), Ridgefield Shopping Center (2), Heritage Square Shopping Center (3), Girolmetti Court Shopping Center (4), Donnelly Plaza Shopping Center (5), Copps Hill Plaza Shopping Center (6), Addessi Center Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ridgefield include: First Church of Christ Scientist (A), First Congregational Church (B), Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church (C), Ridgefield Christian Center Church (D), Saint Andrews Church (E), Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church (F), Saint Stephens Episcopal Church (G), Temple Shearith Israel (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ridgefield Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Swamps: Great Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ridgefield include: Ciuccoli Field (1), Ballard Green (2), Ballard Park (3), Copps Hill Common (4), East Ridge Recreation Area (5), Ridgefield Center Historic District (6), Veterans Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Keeler Tavern Museum (132 Main Street), Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (258 Main Street), Ridgefield Home Planning and Education Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 29 Prospect Street), Discovery Center at Ridgefield (Nature Centers; 26 Great Pond Road).

Hotels: Elms Inn (500 Main Street), Days Inn Ridgefield US (296 Ethan Allen Highway), West Lane Inn (22 West La), Stonehenge Inn & Restaurant (Stonehenge Road).

Courts: Hampton Court Interiors Inc (390 Main), Ridgefield Town - Administrative Department- Transfer Station (55 South Street), Court Cavendish Llc (77 Danbury Road).

 
Fairfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.1. This is about average.
City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.348. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.348
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.54. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.54
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ridgefield and their reported violations in the past:

ACRE LANE, INC. (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-18-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 20 regular monitoring violations
BROOKVIEW WATER COMPANY (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between AUG-10-2005 and DEC-07-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and DEC-07-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between AUG-10-2004 and NOV-17-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and NOV-17-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1998 and DEC-13-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-16-2000), St Public Notif received (DEC-08-2000), St Admin Penalty assessed (DEC-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TRIANGLES CAFE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.9%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Connecticut:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.3%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ridgefield, CT

6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Ridgefield compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Ridgefield (2011 data):

  • Fairfield County Bank: at 150 Danbury Road, Main Street & Governor Street, Anocnas Market Branch. Info updated 2012/01/12: Bank assets: $1,441.4 mil, Deposits: $1,172.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices
  • Citibank, National Association: Ridgefield Branch at 621 Main Street, branch established on 2005/11/23. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Hudson City Savings Bank: Ridgefield Branch at 2 Prospect Street, branch established on 2008/08/16. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $45,373.6 mil, Deposits: $25,645.6 mil, headquarters in Paramus, NJ, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ridgefield Branch at 368 Main Street, branch established on 1959/05/11. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Ridgefield Branch at 92-98 Grove Street, branch established on 1971/11/13. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Ridgefield Branch at 90 Danbury Road, branch established on 1972/12/27. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Ridgefield Branch at 25 Prospect Street, branch established on 1974/11/12. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • People's United Bank: Ridgefield Stop & Shop Branch at 125 Danbury Road, branch established on 2005/03/21. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Ridgefield Branch at 108 Danbury Rd, branch established on 2008/09/15. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ridgefield, Connecticut:

  • Stonehenge Inn, Rt 7, Ridgefield, CT 06877 , Phone: (203) 438-6511
  • Elms Inn, 500 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877 , Phone: (203) 438-5241, Fax: (203) 438-2541
  • West Lane Inn, 22 West Ln, Ridgefield, CT 06877 , Phone: (203) 438-7323
  • Days Inn, 296 Ethan Allen Hwy, Ridgefield, CT 06877 , Phone: (203) 438-3781, Fax: (203) 431-6402
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ridgefield, Connecticut

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ridgefield travel time to work - commute


Ridgefield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ridgefield CDP (based on Fairfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.14%
Here70.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents70.1%6.3%4.4%4.1%2.5%
Congregations19.8%5.9%9.9%9.5%7.2%
NameMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.4%2.0%1.1%1.0%6.1%
Congregations1.9%4.8%3.4%1.9%35.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 223
Fairfield County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 76
Fairfield County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 151
Fairfield County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 861
Here:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

17.9%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.2%
State:

15.8%

4.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($99,145 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Connecticut average:

5.12%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,364 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.20%
Connecticut average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from New Haven County, CT  0.68% ($52,105 average AGI)
from Westchester County, NY  0.53% ($116,933)
from New York County, NY  0.33% ($276,003)


5.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($93,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Connecticut average:

5.64%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,488 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.12%
Connecticut average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to New Haven County, CT  1.29% ($53,789 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.34% ($140,435)
to Litchfield County, CT  0.25% ($63,262)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgefield:

  • WREF (850 AM; 3 kW; RIDGEFIELD, CT; Owner: THE BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVIP (1310 AM; 5 kW; MT. KISCO, NY; Owner: RADIO VISION CRISTIANA MANAGEMENT)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgefield:

  • WDAQ (98.3 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFAF (106.3 FM; MOUNT KISCO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSLX (91.9 FM; NEW CANAAN, CT; Owner: ST. LUKE'S FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRKI (95.1 FM; BROOKFIELD, CT; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSHU-FM (91.1 FM; FAIRFIELD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPKN (89.5 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: WPKN, INC.)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMNR (88.1 FM; MONROE, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXCI (91.7 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDBY (105.5 FM; PATTERSON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEFX (95.9 FM; NORWALK, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFAR (93.3 FM; DANBURY, CT; Owner: DANBURY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WXPK (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WRNQ (92.1 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgefield:

  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WEDW (Channel 49; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ridgefield, Connecticut:
  • Fatal accident count: 54
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 76
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 59
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 139
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Connecticut average:
  • Fatal accident count: 110
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 161
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 46
  • Fatalities: 119
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 267
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Ridgefield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 10 Catoonah St (60408) (Lat: 41.281944 Lon: -73.499361), Type: Upole, Structure height: 20.1 m, Overall height: 23.8 m, Call Sign: KNKA256
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2004, Expiration Date: 10/01/2014, Certifier: David C Jatlow
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • 76 East Ridge Road (Lat: 41.280917 Lon: -73.492889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 43.6 m, Call Sign: KNKA363
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Licensingcompliance@verizonwireless.Com, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • CARISSA L BICK, 746 Danbury Road (302471) (Lat: 41.329972 Lon: -73.472333), Type: 31.1, Overall height: 30.2 m
    Registrant: 6175857600, , 116 HUNTINGTON AVE.
  • CARISSA L BICK, 746 Danbury Road (302471) (Lat: 41.329972 Lon: -73.472333), Type: 31.1, Overall height: 30.2 m
    Registrant: 6175857600, , 116 HUNTINGTON AVE.
  • CARISSA L BICK, 746 Danbury Road (302471) (Lat: 41.329972 Lon: -73.472333), Type: 31.1, Overall height: 30.2 m
    Registrant: 6175857614, , 10 PRESIDENTIAL WAY
  • Bridget Carter, 746 Danbury Road (302471) (Lat: 41.329972 Lon: -73.472333), Type: 31.1, Structure height: 09001 m, Overall height: 30.2 m
    Registrant: 6175857614, , 10 PRESIDENTIAL WAY

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Fire Dept 6 Catoonah St (Lat: 41.280917 Lon: -73.499556), Call Sign: KCH435
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.3600 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/17/2011, Expiration Date: 05/01/2021
    Registrant: Ridgefield Fire Department, 6 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877, Phone: (203) 431-2727, Fax: (203) 431-2562, Email:
  • Police Dept Ridgefield Ave (Lat: 41.280639 Lon: -73.492889), Call Sign: WDM714
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2005, Expiration Date: 02/28/2015
    Registrant: Ridgefield Police Department, 76 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877, Phone: (203) 438-6531, Fax: (203) 431-2741, Email:
  • 536 Main St (Lat: 41.286750 Lon: -73.498444), Call Sign: KCH529, Licensee ID: L00041692
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.945 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/2001, Expiration Date: 12/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2012
    Registrant: Casey Fuel Co Inc, 536 Main Sty, Ridgefield, CT 06877
  • Lat: 41.362861 Lon: -73.530694, Call Sign: WQAG511
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.837 MHz, 467.512 MHz, 462.287 MHz, 467.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/26/2004, Expiration Date: 05/26/2014, Certifier: Tony Stager
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Peaceable Ridge Rd (Lat: 41.283611 Lon: -73.524444), Type: Tank, Structure height: 34.7 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: KNKJ292, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/05/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:
  • Peaceable Ridge Road (Lat: 41.283611 Lon: -73.524444), Type: Tank, Structure height: 34.7 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: KCC484
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2009, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 300 Technology Drive #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-1626, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ridgefield)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ridgefield)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$348,35242$554,943204$443,3804$395,8506$259,590
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$172,7006$440,46513$529,1451$200,4500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$05$426,59248$512,5254$432,4354$270,635
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$08$321,70622$431,5572$189,8450$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$346,5202$456,0709$477,2230$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2453.00 , 2454.00, 2455.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$251,630
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$431,575
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2453.00 , 2454.00, 2455.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 53
  • Hazardous Condition: 220
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Ridgefield


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ridgefield, CT

Most common first names in Ridgefield, CT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13574.4 years
Mary13381.9 years
William8975.3 years
Joseph7874.7 years
Helen7682.6 years
James7374.3 years
Margaret6581.4 years
Robert6474.1 years
Elizabeth5780.2 years
Charles5676.4 years
Most common last names in Ridgefield, CT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4480.7 years
Johnson2376.0 years
Scott1879.2 years
Carboni1679.9 years
Thomas1571.8 years
Martin1479.8 years
Miller1480.1 years
Jones1380.7 years
Green1176.4 years
Tulipani1181.1 years
Businesses in Ridgefield, CT
NameCountNameCount
BMW1Nike4
Baskin-Robbins1RadioShack1
Blockbuster1Rite Aid1
CVS1Starbucks1
Days Inn1Subway3
Dunkin Donuts4T-Mobile1
FedEx5Talbots1
GNC1U-Haul1
Gap1UPS5
Kohl's1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Ridgefield on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial specialists: (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit in 2004-2006"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial specialists: (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 (06877) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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  • Jay S. Walker (390)
  • Jeffrey W. Sleight (169)
  • Oliver C. Mullins (47)
  • Timothy J. Dalton (33)
  • Magdalena M. Fincham (33)
  • Matthew John Campagna (31)
  • Steven M. Santisi (30)
  • Harry Sewell (27)
  • Robert L. Wisnieff (24)
  • Matthias A. Blumrich (22)

Total of 1586 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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