A small town located in Washington, Ridgefield has a population of slightly less than 7,000. Middle-aged professionals can expect to feel welcome, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 38, is younger than most cities in Washington. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 81% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,408 a month, exceeding the state average by $200 per month, relatively high rent costs may play a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Averaging about 35 minutes, Ridgefield's commute time is slower than the Washington average of about 29 minutes. Many residents (45%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation is not used extensively. Relatively few residents walk to work.
Compared to the national average (19%), Ridgefield has a large concentration of residents older than 25 with a Bachelor's or Associate's degree (26%). Additionally, 5% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are four primary industries in Ridgefield: retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and scientific. Combined, these industries make up 25% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in management, as 10% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of just over $114K, Ridgefield workers earn more than the average Washington resident. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
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