Ridgefield, CT Overview

The 35-square-mile town of Ridgefield in southwestern Connecticut is situated along the New York border.  Distinguished as the state’s “Number One Town” by Connecticut Magazine, Ridgefield is the epitome of a picturesque, progressive New England village.  Seemingly untouched by time, the town is a study in quiet charm and elegant architecture.  Many of the magnificent older homes are sprawling estates with wide porches that are surrounded by large shade trees.  Served by commuter rail, Ridgefield is popular with those employed in the New York metropolitan region.  Good schools, majestic architecture, the Wooster Mountain State Park, superb cultural development, and endless recreational opportunities combine for an unrivaled quality of life.

Summary

Population Growth (since 2000)6%
Population Density (ppl / mile)725.00
Household Size (ppl)2.766
Households w/ Children43%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover8%
5+ Years in Residency52%
Median Year in Residency5.4

Housing Inventory

Ridgefield, CT Housing Inventory 5601,4557,4857,4855601,4557,485

Market Overview

212 listings with an estimated median price of $797,000

PriceCount
$100K - 200K1
$200K - 300K9
$300K - 400K15
$400K - 500K27
$500K - 600K26
$600K - 700K17
$700K - 800K13
$800K - 900K27
$900K - 1M15
$1M - Max62
Property TypeCount
Single Family177
Townhouse12
Commercial4
Rental32
Lots and Land10
Condo/Town/CoOp7
Multi Family2

(Data as of 2/24/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Ridgefield, CT Population Demographics

Total: 24,993

Households:8,940

Median Age: 46.07

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Ridgefield, CT Temperature

Weather Risk

Ridgefield, CT Weather Risk

Education

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Ridgefield, CT Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Ridgefield, CT Highest Education Level Attained 1,9358071,6632131365,3326,0391,9358071,6632131365,3326,039

Employment and Finance

Workforce

Ridgefield, CT Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $148,403)

Ridgefield, CT Income by dollar range 2961721771911251581492121442765407267475952,81665088779

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Studio
$1,007
One Bedroom
$1,248
Two Bedroom
$1,588
Three Bedroom
$2,004
Four Bedroom
$2,369

Smoking Ban

The Smoking Ban data indicates whether an area has a smoking ban in place for workplaces, restaurants or bars. This information represents that of the search area and may not reflect that of the whole County or State.

Workplaces
No
Restaurants
Yes
Bars
Yes

Crime

The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Ridgefield, CT Crime

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