Ridgewood, New Jersey Population 2020

25,340

Ridgewood is a city located in New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 25,340, it is the 35th largest city in New Jersey and the 1515th largest city in the United States. Ridgewood is currently growing at a rate of 0.13% annually and its population has increased by 1.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,958 in 2010. Ridgewood reached it's highest population of 27,547 in 1970. Spanning over 6 miles, Ridgewood has a population density of 4,413 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ridgewood is $233,277 with a poverty rate of 4.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,996 per month, and the median house value is $738,700. The median age in Ridgewood is 41.7 years, 41.4 years for males, and 42.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.8 males.

Ridgewood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ridgewood was:

  • White: 79.50%
  • Asian: 14.67%
  • Two or more races: 3.34%
  • Black or African American: 1.88%
  • Other race: 0.43%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Ridgewood, New Jersey is 25,340, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,272.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,958.

Ridgewood, New Jersey Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,08979.50%
Asian3,70814.67%
Two or More Races8453.34%
Black or African American4751.88%
Some Other Race1080.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native380.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.02%

Ridgewood Population Pyramid 2020

Ridgewood Median Age

41.7


Total

41.4


Male

42.2


Female

Ridgewood Adults

There are 17,574 adults, (3,503 of whom are seniors) in Ridgewood.

Ridgewood Age Dependency

79.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Ridgewood Sex Ratio

Female

13,247

52.42%

Male

12,022

47.58%

Ridgewood Households and Families

Ridgewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ridgewood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All77.6%22.4%
Female75.2%24.8%
Non Family46.8%53.2%
Male36%64%

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,337377.6
Married5,7953.5188.2
Non Family1,7021.1246.8
Female6543.1975.2
Male1863.736

3.45

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

2.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ridgewood Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3312.05%
9th to 12th Grade2321.44%
High School Graduate1,64210.16%
Some College1,0986.79%
Associates Degree6664.12%
Bachelors Degree6,34539.26%
Graduate Degree5,84736.18%

Ridgewood Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,99411,8529,304
Asian2,5712,2511,987
Hispanic1,0751,050722
Black395327136
Multiple Races15715783
Other Race868623
Native American2416
Islander66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 77.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$93,906$135,045$62,167
Less Than High School$38,942$39,904$
High School Grad$38,000$65,000$31,557
Some College$59,510$88,125$35,643
Bachelors Degree$84,601$153,162$60,846
Graduate Degree$128,199$167,411$90,568

$93,906

Average Earnings

$135,045

Average Male

$62,167

Average Female

Ridgewood Language

Ridgewood Language by Age

Ridgewood Language

75.93% of Ridgewood residents speak only English, while 24.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 10.26% of the population.

Ridgewood Poverty

Ridgewood Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,2915913.23%
Asian3,6922496.74%
Hispanic1,9591346.84%
Black4627917.10%
Multiple84260.71%

4.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.45%

Male Poverty Rate

4.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ridgewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ridgewood is Black, with 17.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ridgewood is Multiple, with 0.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.06%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.11%
High School8.26%
Some College6.58%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed6.97%
Male Unemployed6.43%
Female Employed1.90%
Male Employed1.19%

Ridgewood Income

Ridgewood Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$168,608$233,277
Families$212,977$265,671
Married Families$225,462-
Non Families$77,404$103,576

Ridgewood Marital Status

Ridgewood Marital Status

Marriage Rates

62.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.5%

Male Marriage Rate

58.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Ridgewood Married by Age and Sex

Ridgewood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ridgewood Marital Status by Race

Ridgewood Veterans

609

Number of Veterans

588

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam288
First Gulf War125
Korea67
World War II58
Second Gulf War47
Name Veterans % of Total
White4483.16%
Asian712.64%
Black5814.61%
Hispanic332.88%
2 or More157.89%
Other1315.12%
Indian416.67%

$Ridgewood Veterans by Education

7.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ridgewood Employment Status

64.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ridgewood Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

36.81%

Born in New Jersey

77.66%

Native Born

22.34%

Foreign Born

7.72%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

77.66% of Ridgewood residents were born in the United States, with 36.81% having been born in New Jersey. 7.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,340340.13%
201925,306340.13%
201825,272-21-0.08%
201725,293340.13%
201625,259-43-0.17%
201525,302810.32%
201425,221110.04%
201325,210540.21%
201225,156540.22%
201125,1021200.48%
201024,982460.02%
200024,9367840.32%
199024,152-1,056-0.43%
198025,208-2,339-0.88%
197027,5472,1560.82%
196025,3917,9103.80%
195017,4812,5331.58%
194014,9482,7602.06%
193012,1884,6084.86%
19207,5802,1643.42%
19105,4162,7317.27%
19002,6850.00%