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Park Ridge is a village in Portage County, in the Stevens Point metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Park Ridge. For links to other places called Park Ridge, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Park Ridge is 44.52N. The longitude is -89.546W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,096 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 488.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Park Ridge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Portage County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54481 ZIP code.
30% of Park Ridge residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Park Ridge ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Park Ridge was $28,074, compared with $21,587 nationally.
53% of Park Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Park Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $446. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,080.
Portage County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Park Ridge political report.
The average commute time for Park Ridge workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Park Ridge, WIPros: Residents pay less tax than those in the city of Stevens Point; they also have a smaller government which allows them to conveniently provide their own services at their own expense.
Cons: The government of Park Ridge sometimes needs help from the city's services.
General info: Not technically allowed to be incorporated as a village.Blog about Park Ridge
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