Demographics

City Services
Founded 1865
Incorporation 1909
Government Type Council/Manager
Registered Voters (2014) 3,417
Citizen Advisory Boards 5
Area in Square Miles 7.08
Libraries 1
Parks 4
Boat Launch and rental 1
Public Golf Courses 1
Community Center 1

Public Safety 
Number of sworn police officers 9
Number of patrol units 6
Fire Stations 5
Number of fire personnel (Clark County Fire District) 42 full time
30 part time
40 volunteers

 

People Ridgefield Washington  U.S.
Population, 2015 estimate (City Limits) 6,400 6,973,742 318,857,056
Population, 2015 estimate (98642 zip code) 17,686
Population, percent change April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 +18.1% +3.7% +3.3%
Median Resident Age 32.4
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 8.9% 6.5% 6.3%
Persons under 18 years percent, 2010 33.5% 23.5% 23.3%
Persons 65 years and older percent, 2010 7.7% 12.3% 14.1%
Female persons, percent 2010 50.1% 50.2% 50.8%
White alone, percent 2010 92.4% 77.3% 77.7%
Black or African American alone, percent 2010 0.9% 3.6% 13.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone, percent 2010 0.8% 1.5% 1.2%
Asian alone, percent 2010 2.0% 7.2% 5.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent 2010 0.1% 0.6% 0.2%
Two or more races, percent 2010 2.8% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent 2010 5.1% 11.2% 17.1%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 82.3% 82.7% 84.9%
Foreign born persons, percent 2009-2013 5.1% 11.2% 17.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2009-2013 7.6% 18.5% 20.7%
High School Graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 98.4% 90.0% 86.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 28.1% 31.9% 28.8%
Veterans, 2009-2013 365 582,265 21,263,779
Mean travel time to work (in minutes, 2009-2013) 31.8 25.7 25.5g

 

Housing Ridgefield Washington U.S.
Housing Units, 2010 1,695 2,885,677 131,704,730
Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 79.5% 63.2% 64.9%
Housing Units in multi-unit structures, percent 2009-2013 1.2% 25.6%
Median Value of owner-occupied housing units $357,891 $262,100 $176,700
Median gross rent 2009-2013 $1,228 $973 $904
Households, 2009-2013 6,395 2,629,126 115,610,216
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.78 2.54 2.63

 

Economic Indicators Ridgefield Washington U.S.
Average Unemployment Rate (2/2015) 7.8% 6.8% 5.5%
Median Household income, 2009-2013 $85,745 $59,478 $53,046
Per capita money income $37,626 $30,742 $28,155
Persons below poverty level, percent 2009-2013 7.9% 13.4% 14.5%

5 Largest Employers in Ridgefield
Parr Lumber
Ridgefield School District
Alliance Industrial Group (AIG)
Dollar Tree
Pacific Power Products

Top 5 Industries 2012 (percent employed)
Construction 20% 7.14% 5.44%
Manufacturing 18.7% 8.5% 10.3%
Wholesale Trade 14.4% 5.5% 5.1%
Retail Trade 6.9% 13.3%
Transportation and Warehousing 11.8% 3.6% 3.64%
Number of business licenses issued or renewed (2014) 311