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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.
Rapid growth came in the 1950s and 1960s.
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.
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.
66% of Ridgefield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Ridgefield include Ridgefield Center Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Ridgefield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,044. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,419.
Libraries in Ridgefield include Ridgefield Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ridgefield include Ridgefield Press
Ridgefield restaurants taking online reservations include Bernard's ... View restaurants
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.
Hotels in Ridgefield include Days Inn.
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