Ridgewood By The Numbers: Quick Facts About Ridgewood, NJ

Posted by Tarvin Realtors on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 5:09pm.

ridgewood nj factsNumbers are a fascinating way to get a quick glimpse into the heart of our beloved town.

So what do the numbers 2,595,000 \ 25,352 \ 8,551 \ 1894 \ 250 \ 62.9-42.1 \ 40 \ 26 \ 20 \ 15 \ 15 \ 12 \ 10 and mean to Ridgewood? Take a guess and then check out the list below for some interesting facts about Ridgewood, NJ.

2,595,000

The price of the most expensive Ridgewood home for sale currently listed. Stunning, upscale homes aren't hard to find in Ridgewood, yet the luxury housing market remains one of the more affordable in the nation. Complete with coffered ceilings, multiple built-in fireplaces and heated floors, this listing is the perfect blend of classic and contemporary.

25,352

The population of Ridgewood, according to a US Consensus Bureau's estimate made in 2013. The population at Ridgewood continues to grow at a languid, snail's pace, and residents wouldn't have it any other way.

8,551

The total number of households located in the Village of Ridgewood. Some quick math shows us that the average number of people per household is 2.94, reflecting the families who choose to settle here.

1894

The year the Village of Ridgewood was incorporated from the Ridgewood Township.

250

The number of acres purchased, in 1698, by Ridgewood's first resident, Johannes Van Emburgh. He went on to build the first Ridgewood home, two years after his purchase, in 1700.

62.9 - 42.1

The average yearly temperature range in the area. Ridgewood residents are blessed with the presence of 4 distinct seasons, from vibrant springs and warm summers, to cool autumns and snowy winters.

40

The median age of the Village of Ridgewood residents. This reflects the diversity of the population, from growing families with young children to active retirees, and everything in between.

26

The ranking achieved by Ridgewood on Money Magazine's "100 Best Places To Live" in 2012. If it had been our list, we would have ranked our town at number 1!

20

The number of miles, directly northwest, to midtown Manhattan. Ridgewood is so close to the busy, metropolitan center, that it makes the perfect commuter town.

15

The rank earned by the Village of Ridgewood on Money Magazine's "25 Top Earning Towns In The USA" in 2013.

15

The position of Ridgewood on Safe Wise's list of the "50 Safest Cities In New Jersey".

12

The number of places on the National Register of Historic Places located in Ridgewood. A quiet community, which prides itself on preserving its heritage, Ridgewood has a charming collection of well-conserved, historic attractions.

10

The number of Ridgewood public schools. This comprehensive collection of schools serves students from kindergarten to grade 12, and schools in this district have garnered many awards. From the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence (earned by Benjamin Franklin Middle School, awarded by the US Department of Education) to the honor of the "Star School" title (earned by George Washington Middle School, awarded by the NJ Department of Education), the accolades are impressive. And it's not just the middle schools that are high-achieving. Ridgewood High School earned a ranking of 28 "Top Public High Schools" out of 328 schools across the state of New Jersey.

8

The number of adjacent municipalities. These include seven in Bergen County - Paramus, Washington Township, Waldwick, Midland Park, Glen Rock and Ho-Ho-Kus. The 8th is Hawthorne, which is located in Passaic County.

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