Ridge Farm is a small town in Illinois with approximately 1,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than they do nationally (14%). Home ownership is more common than renting in Ridge Farm, and 26% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $611/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Ridge Farm will save around $5,300 compared to the state average.
Ridge Farm residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are manufacturing, healthcare, warehousing, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 27% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the town. Ridge Farm workers earn an average annual income of just over $54K, about $23,000 less than the Illinois average. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Ridge Farm has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (9%). Furthermore, 4% possess a Bachelor's degree and 1% have a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Ridge Farm residents have an average commute of about 35 minutes, slower than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical way to get to work, opted for by 43% of workers, while public transportation isn't used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
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