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Ridgefield, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Ridgefield Census Designated Place had a population of 7,871 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgefield is located at latitude 41.2697 and longitude -73.4927 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the Ridgefield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 732 feet.

The Ridgefield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377856) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ridgefield Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ridgefield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgefield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ridgefield: Caudatowa.

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Ridgefield, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,871
Population in Households 7,865
Population in Familes 6,584
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 1,231
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $120,427
Average Household Income $187,593
Per Capita Income $73,657


Total Housing Units 3,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,060 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,035 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $684,820
Average Home Value $778,107


Total Households 3,095
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 2,035
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.35% 0.34%
Households 0.19% 0.25%
Families 0.1% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Ridgefield, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgefield to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 46 68th
Population Density # 81 44th
Diversity Index # 87 39th
Median Household Income # 14 91st
Per Capita Income # 15 90th

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