Demographics

City Services
Founded1865
Incorporation1909
Government TypeCouncil/Manager
Registered Voters (2014)3,417
Citizen Advisory Boards5
Area in Square Miles7.08
Libraries1
Parks4
Boat Launch and rental1
Public Golf Courses1
Community Center1

Public Safety 
Number of sworn police officers9
Number of patrol units6
Fire Stations5
Number of fire personnel (Clark County Fire District)42 full time
30 part time
40 volunteers

 

PeopleRidgefieldWashington U.S.
Population, 2015 estimate (City Limits)6,4006,973,742318,857,056
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 Age32.4
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20108.9%6.5%6.3%
Persons under 18 years percent, 201033.5%23.5%23.3%
Persons 65 years and older percent, 20107.7%12.3%14.1%
Female persons, percent 201050.1%50.2%50.8%
White alone, percent 201092.4%77.3%77.7%
Black or African American alone, percent 20100.9%3.6%13.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone, percent 20100.8%1.5%1.2%
Asian alone, percent 20102.0%7.2%5.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent 20100.1%0.6%0.2%
Two or more races, percent 20102.8%4.7%2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent 20105.1%11.2%17.1%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201382.3%82.7%84.9%
Foreign born persons, percent 2009-20135.1%11.2%17.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2009-20137.6%18.5%20.7%
High School Graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201398.4%90.0%86.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201328.1%31.9%28.8%
Veterans, 2009-2013365582,26521,263,779
Mean travel time to work (in minutes, 2009-2013)31.825.725.5g

 

HousingRidgefieldWashingtonU.S.
Housing Units, 20101,6952,885,677131,704,730
Homeownership rate, 2009-201379.5%63.2%64.9%
Housing Units in multi-unit structures, percent 2009-20131.2%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, 2009-20136,3952,629,126115,610,216
Persons per household, 2009-20132.782.542.63

 

Economic IndicatorsRidgefieldWashingtonU.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 2009-20137.9%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)
Construction20%7.14%5.44%
Manufacturing18.7%8.5%10.3%
Wholesale Trade14.4%5.5%5.1%
Retail Trade6.9%13.3%
Transportation and Warehousing11.8%3.6%3.64%
Number of business licenses issued or renewed (2014)311