Ridgefield, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 7,645.
Population change since 2000: +6.0%
Males: 3,721  (48.7%)
Females: 3,924  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

45.2 years
Connecticut median age:

40.9 years

Zip codes: 06877.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $127,589 (it was $81,179 in 2000)
Ridgefield:

$127,589
CT:

$74,168

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $75,163 (it was $46,843 in 2000)

Ridgefield CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $695,630 (it was $401,200 in 2000)
Ridgefield:

$695,630
CT:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $724,429; detached houses: $807,056; townhouses or other attached units: $347,102; in 2-unit structures: $501,105; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $427,465; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $298,336

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,463.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ridgefield: 134.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.5%
(1.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.5% for Black residents, 3.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.1% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Ridgefield, CT (2010)
    • 6,91590.5%White alone
    • 3204.2%Hispanic
    • 2283.0%Asian alone
    • 901.2%Two or more races
    • 751.0%Black alone
    • 110.1%Other race alone
    • 40.05%American Indian alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Ridgefield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Ridgefield, Connecticut as of November 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ridgefield is 2,524 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Ridgefield by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.2)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.3)
2
(8.4)
4
(16.6)
3
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
1
(3.9)
2
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(41.2)
10
(41.4)
15
(62.4)
16
(67.0)
7
(29.1)
6
(24.4)
12
(48.6)
10
(40.1)
7
(27.8)
3
(11.9)
14
(55.3)
7
(27.6)
3
(11.9)
3
(11.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
63
(259.5)
72
(297.9)
76
(316.1)
67
(280.4)
60
(249.5)
77
(313.1)
55
(222.8)
77
(308.6)
69
(274.2)
61
(241.2)
90
(355.2)
63
(248.4)
91
(362.2)
53
(209.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.1)
2
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
1
(3.9)
2
(7.9)
16
(63.7)
8
(31.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(8.2)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)13.619.720.618.815.317.012.316.712.911.620.414.120.412.9

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City-data.com crime index in Ridgefield, CT

Crime rate in Ridgefield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 46 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Connecticut average:

2.15
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Ridgefield, CT City Guides:

Ancestries: Italian (18.2%), Irish (11.4%), American (8.8%), English (8.3%), German (5.9%), British (2.9%).

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   (low).

Ridgefield, Connecticut map

1,155 residents are foreign born (7.6% Europe, 3.7% Latin America, 2.4% Asia).

This place:

14.5%
Connecticut:

14.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $10,185 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $10,567 (1.4%)

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+: Bronx, NY (35.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 )

Latitude: 41.27 N, Longitude: 73.49 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,944 (+24.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,112 (29.7%)

Area code: 203

Distribution of median household income in Ridgefield, CT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ridgefield, CT in 2017
Ridgefield satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 21 buildings, average cost: $574,700
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $601,500
  • 2015: 16 buildings, average cost: $562,000
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $507,800
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $602,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Ridgefield, CT residents
Average permit cost in Ridgefield, CT
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Connecticut:

4.2%
Historical population in Ridgefield, CT
Historical housing units in Ridgefield, CT
Most common industries in Ridgefield, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.9%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.4%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.0%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Chemicals (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.3%)
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Ridgefield, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Top executives (6.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (10.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Computer specialists (6.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.4%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)

Average climate in Ridgefield, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.1. This is worse than average.

City:

94.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.344. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.344
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.185. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.185
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.48
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ridgefield-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 35% 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 near Connecticut state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 190.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 222.6 miles away from Ridgefield center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 148.3 miles away from Ridgefield center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 181.8 miles away from Ridgefield center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 224.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fairfield County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgefield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ridgefield:

  • VNA OF RIDGEFIELD INC (90 EAST RIDGE)
  • LAUREL RIDGE HEALTH CARE CENTE (642 DANBURY ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ridgefield:

  • MEADOW RIDGE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WEST REDDING, CT)
  • FOUR WINDS (Hospital, about 8 miles away; KATONAH, NY)
  • LOURDES HEALTH CARE CENTER, IN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WILTON, CT)
  • SILVER HILL HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; NEW CANAAN, CT)
  • POPE JOHN PAUL I I CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DANBURY, CT)
  • ABILITY BEYOND DISABILITY MOUN (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DANBURY, CT)
  • COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES, INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; POUND RIDGE, NY)

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: 5,345)
  • Norwalk Community College (about 13 miles; Norwalk, CT; FT enrollment: 4,085)
  • Sacred Heart University (about 14 miles; Fairfield, CT; FT enrollment: 5,650)
  • Fairfield University (about 15 miles; Fairfield, CT; FT enrollment: 4,640)
  • Housatonic Community College (about 18 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • University of Bridgeport (about 18 miles; Bridgeport, CT; FT enrollment: 3,708)
  • SUNY at Purchase College (about 20 miles; Purchase, NY; FT enrollment: 4,415)

Public high schools in Ridgefield:

  • RIDGEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,259, Location: 700 NORTH SALEM ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • RIDGEFIELD TRANSITION PROGRAM (Location: 8 GOVERNOR STREET, Grades: 12)
  • ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 25 GILBERT STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ridgefield:

Private elementary/middle schools in Ridgefield:

  • RIDGEFIELD ACADEMY (Students: 347, Location: 223 W MOUNTAIN RD, Grades: UG-8)
  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 255, Location: 183 HIGH RIDGE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Ridgefield

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

Fairfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

BROOKVIEW WATER COMPANY (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
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
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

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

For population 15 years and over in Ridgefield:

Marital status in Ridgefield, CT
  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Ridgefield:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 73.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 36.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Connecticut average:

12.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ridgefield
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ridgefield, CT (based on Fairfield County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic404,34194
Mainline Protestant82,604175
Evangelical Protestant46,888242
Other32,50195
Orthodox9,21521
Black Protestant4,14427
None337,136-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Fairfield County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

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

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

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

6.5%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

17.9%
State:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fairfield County:

17.2%
State:

15.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

55.9%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

55.3%
State:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Ridgefield:

28.1
Connecticut:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ridgefield:

20.4%
Connecticut:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.9%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ridgefield:

6.9
Connecticut:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.5%
Connecticut:

34.2%

General health condition:
Ridgefield:

61.1%
Connecticut:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Ridgefield:

80.1%
Connecticut:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ridgefield, CT Residents

4.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($133,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
Connecticut average:

4.51%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($6,479 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.05%
Connecticut average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from New Haven County, CT  0.69% ($67,908 average AGI)
from Westchester County, NY  0.55% ($142,930)
from New York County, NY  0.38% ($371,382)


5.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($189,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Connecticut average:

5.34%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($5,815 average AGI)
Fairfield County:

0.10%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to New Haven County, CT  0.89% ($57,745 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.41% ($196,777)
to Westchester County, NY  0.26% ($144,605)
Businesses in Ridgefield, CT
NameCountNameCount
BMW1Nike4
Baskin-Robbins1RadioShack1
Best Cellars1Rite Aid1
Blockbuster1Starbucks1
CVS1Stop & Shop1
Days Inn1Subway3
Dunkin Donuts4T-Mobile1
FedEx5Talbots1
GNC1U-Haul1
Gap1UPS5
Kohl's1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

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)
Ridgefield fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Ridgefield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.1mTotal length
  • 67,272Total average daily traffic
  • 4,782Total average daily truck traffic
  • 99,960Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ridgefield)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Ridgefield, CT)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • PD HQ, 76 E Ridge Rd (Lat: 41.280833 Lon: -73.492833), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 40.8 m, Call Sign: WQXZ222,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2016, Expiration Date: 07/19/2026, Certifier: John Roche, Registrant: Utility Communications Inc, 920 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06514, Phone: (203) 287-1306, Fax: (203) 248-9167, Email:
  • Peaceable Water Tank, Peaceable Ridge Road (Lat: 41.283306 Lon: -73.524694), Type: Tank, Structure height: 25 m, Overall height: 26.2 m, Call Sign: WQXZ227,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2016, Expiration Date: 07/19/2026, Certifier: John Roche, Registrant: Utility Communications Inc, 920 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06514, Phone: (203) 287-1306, Fax: (203) 248-9167, Email:
  • Ridgefield Ledges, 320 Old Stagecoach Road (Lat: 41.330306 Lon: -73.516833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 49.4 m, Call Sign: WQXZ228,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2016, Expiration Date: 07/19/2026, Certifier: John Roche, Registrant: Utility Communications Inc, 920 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06514, Phone: (203) 287-1306, Fax: (203) 248-9167, 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, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2014, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (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 in Ridgefield, CT
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ridgefield, CT - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 53. The highest number of fires - 90 took place in 2003, and the least - 13 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Ridgefield, CT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.7%), and Outside Fires (29.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ridgefield, CT
    • 45550.7%Structure Fires
    • 26329.3%Outside Fires
    • 9410.5%Other
    • 869.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ridgefield, CT
  • 74.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.7%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Electricity
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ridgefield, CT
  • 36.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27.9%Utility gas
  • 25.8%Electricity
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used


Ridgefield compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Ridgefield on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Argentina (population 500+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Romania (population 500+)"
  • #61 (06877) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #89 (06877) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #22 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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