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Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, in the Bridgeport-Stamford metro area.

The community was named for the local terrain.

The latitude of Ridgefield is 41.305N. The longitude is -73.501W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 23,643.


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Median household income
Local
$107,351
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ridgefield demographic reports
Ridgefield is on the New York border.
A Revolutionary War battle occurred here in 1777.

Rapid growth came in the 1950s and 1960s.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Eugene O'Neill, playwright
· Flannery O'Connor, writer
· Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator
· Frederic Remington, artist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Native American Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ridgefield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve, Richardson Park
Historic sites and museums: Keeler Tavern, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ridgefield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fairfield County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Danbury area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06896 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Ridgefield residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ridgefield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ridgefield was $51,795, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

66% of Ridgefield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Ridgefield include Ridgefield Center Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ridgefield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,044.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,419.


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Libraries in Ridgefield include Ridgefield Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ridgefield include Ridgefield Press

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Ridgefield restaurants taking online reservations include Bernard's ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Ridgefield workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ridgefield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Ridgefield include Days Inn.

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