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Ridge is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The latitude of Ridge is 40.893N. The longitude is -72.896W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,380.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ridge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11961 ZIP code.
17% of Ridge residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ridge ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ridge was $23,387, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $688. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,482.
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ridge political report.
The average commute time for Ridge workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ridge between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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