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Ridgewood, New Jersey
Ridgewood is located at 40°59'2" North, 74°6'52" West (40.983997, -74.114386).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 24,936 people, 8,603 households, and 6,779 families residing in the village. The population density is 1,662.8/km² (4,308.9/mi²). There are 8,802 housing units at an average density of 587.0/km² (1,521.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 87.82% White, 1.64% African American, 0.04% Native American, 8.67% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 3.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 8,603 households out of which 44.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% are married couples living together, 7.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% are non-families. 18.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.87 and the average family size is 3.30.
In the village the population is spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $104,286, and the median income for a family is $121,848. Males have a median income of $90,422 versus $50,248 for females. The per capita income for the village is $51,658. 3.0% of the population and 1.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.5% of those under the age of 18 and 4.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
There are currently 10 public schools:
Ridgewood High School
Benjamin Franklin Middle School
George Washington Middle School
Hawes Elementary School
Travell Elementary School
Somerville Elementary School
Ridge Elementary School
Orchard Elementary School
Willard Elementary School
The Ridgewood High School Athletic Teams are nicknamed the Ridgewood Maroons
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