Ridge CDP, New York
Population 12,882

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$259,500
Half are $179,400 - $356,500
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$2,352
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$1,228
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1978
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$56,000
Poverty Rate
8%
Unemployment Rate
6.2%
Average Minutes to Work
31
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
93%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
33%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
11%
Ages 25+
Percent in Public School
95%
Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School
Demographics
Children
19%
Under 18
Young Adult Singles
13%
Ages 18-39
Middle Aged and Married
27%
Ages 40-64
Seniors
26%
Ages 65+

The city of Ridge is a rural city located in southeast New York near the Peconic River. It is one of 33 cities in Suffolk County. While many may refer to Ridge as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP).

Ridge, NY is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Ridge, NY is a part of the New York, NY Metro Area.

Housing

1978

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

3.4%

Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.

Number of BedroomsOccupied Housing Units

Total

None
1%
1
7%
2
47%
3
28%
4
15%
5+
2%

Owners

None
0.3%
1
5.0%
2
48.3%
3
27.0%
4
17.1%
5+
2.3%

Renters

None
5%
1
21%
2
38%
3
31%
4
4%
5+
0%
87.3%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

18

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$259,500

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

Owner Occupied Home Values

$2,352

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

2.9

Estimated Median Bedrooms for OwnersOwner Occupied Housing Units

Owner Occupied Homes by Number of BedroomsOwner Occupied Housing Units

None
0.3%
1
5.0%
2
48.3%
3
27.0%
4
17.1%
5+
2.3%
4.6

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

43%

Housing Cost Burdened Owners

Federally subsidized housing programs set the maximum affordable housing cost at 30% of income. This threshold has become a measure of housing affordability and is intended to make sure that households have enough money to for other needs including food, clothing, transportation, etc. Anyone spending more than 30% of their income on housing is considered house burdened because it becomes difficult to afford many of the other necessities of living.

$1,228

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

2.6

Estimated Median Bedrooms for RentersRenter Occupied Housing Units

Rental Properties by Number of BedroomsRenter Occupied Housing Units

None
5%
1
21%
2
38%
3
31%
4
4%
5+
0%
66%

Housing Cost Burdened Renters

Federally subsidized housing programs set the maximum affordable housing cost at 30% of income. This threshold has become a measure of housing affordability and is intended to make sure that households have enough money to for other needs including food, clothing, transportation, etc. Anyone spending more than 30% of their income on housing is considered house burdened because it becomes difficult to afford many of the other necessities of living.

Employment

$55,906

Median Household Income

Household Income

46.5

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

8%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$40,300

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

Annual Individual EarningsPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

62%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Ridge, NY generally make around 6221% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 37% of men and 47% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

6.2%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Ridge, NY, 45% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

Unemployment by Education LevelCivilian Population Ages 25-64 in the Labor Force

55%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Ridge, NY, 45% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
74%
15-34 Hours per Week
19%
1-14 Hours per Week
7%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
85%
15-34 Hours per Week
11%
1-14 Hours per Week
4%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
62%
15-34 Hours per Week
27%
1-14 Hours per Week
11%

Employed by IndustryFull-time, Year-Round Civilians Ages 16+

Male
Female
Compared to US Avg
High Public administration
8%
3%
High Construction
10%
2%
Low Health care and social assistance
2%
9%
High Professional, scientific, and technical services
5%
4%
Normal Educational services
2%
7%
Low Manufacturing
8%
1%
Low Retail trade
5%
3%
High Other services, except public administration
6%
1%
Low Finance and insurance
1%
3%
Normal Accommodation and food services
1%
3%
Normal Transportation and warehousing
2%
2%
Normal Wholesale trade
2%
1%
Normal Administrative, support, waste management services
2%
1%
Normal Information
1%
1%
Normal Real estate, rental, leasing
2%
Normal Utilities
1%
Normal Arts, entertainment, and recreation
1%
Low Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

Employed by OccupationFull-time, Year-Round Civilians Ages 16+

Male
Female
Compared to US Avg
Normal Management
8%
5%
Normal Office and administrative support
4%
9%
High Business and financial operations
5%
4%
High Installation, maintenance, and repair
8%
High Construction and extraction
8%
1%
Low Sales and related
4%
3%
High Education, training, and library
1%
5%
High Law enforcement workers including supervisors
4%
Normal Transportation
3%
1%
Normal Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, other technical
1%
3%
Normal Food preparation and serving related
1%
3%
Normal Architecture and engineering
3%
Normal Healthcare support
2%
Low Building, grounds cleaning, maintenance
2%
Normal Personal care and service
1%
1%
Normal Life, physical, and social science
2%
Normal Material moving
2%
Low Computer and mathematical
1%
1%
Low Production
2%
Normal Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
1%
Normal Health technologists and technicians
1%
Normal Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media
1%
Low Community and social service
Low Legal

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
94%
Public transportation
3%
Taxi
0%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
1%
Worked at Home
3%
31

Average Commute Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Travel Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Leaving for WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Average Commute by Time Leaving for WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Arriving at WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
7%
High School Graduate
59%
Associate's degree
9%
Bachelor's degree
13%
Master's degree
9%
Professional school degree
1%
Doctorate degree
1%
93%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

33%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

11%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

School EnrollmentPopulation Ages 5-17

Not being enrolled in school does not necessarily mean that the student dropped out. Only schools that lead to a high school diploma or college degree are included. Home schoolers were instructed to select private school. Ages 3-4 are not included because preschool programs are not usually mandated by law and only 44% of children in this age range were enrolled in Ridge, NY.

Enrolled in Public School
94%
Enrolled in Private School
5%
Not Enrolled in School
1%
0%

Percent Not Enrolled in SchoolPopulation Ages 16-19 without a High School Diploma

95%

Percent Enrolled in Public SchoolPopulation Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School

Demographics

12,882

Total Population

Total Population By Age

Life Stages

Children Under 10
10%
Children 10-17
9%
Young Adult Singles
13%
Middle Aged and Married
27%
Seniors
26%
Other
14%
10%

Children Under 10

9%

Children Ages 10-17

13%

Young Adult Singles (Ages 18-39)

27%

Middle Aged and Married (Ages 40-64)

26%

Seniors (Ages 65+)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
55%
Single Female Families
9%
Single Male Families
1%
Householder Living Alone
31%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
5%

Race and Ethnicity

The Office of Management Budget (OMB) and Census Bureau consider race and ethnicity as two distinct concepts. A person's race and whether they are of Hispanic origing are self reported to the Census Bureau according to which group they most closely identify. In 1997, the OMB revised the racial classification to include categories for two or more races. Because of criticism for treating these as separate questions and because many residents consider race and ethnicity to be the same, the Race and Ethnicity chart below shows those that consider themselves to be Non-Hispanic for each race with those that consider themselves Hispanic as a separate group.

Race

White
90.5%
Black
6.1%
American Indian or Alaskan
0.1%
Asian
2.3%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
0.1%
Two Plus Races
0.9%

Hispanic and Latino Races

White
78%
Black
17%
American Indian and Alaskan
1%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
1%
Two Plus Races
3%

Race and Ethnicity

White
85.3%
Black
5.0%
American Indian or Alaskan
0.1%
Asian
2.3%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
0.0%
Two Plus Races
0.7%
Hispanic
6.6%

Hispanic and Latino Origins

Mexican
2.7%
Puerto Rican
60.9%
Cuban
0.0%
Dominican
0.9%
Central American
0.2%
South American
25.9%
Other
9.4%
26

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Ridge, NY are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Ridge, NY weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at RIVERHEAD RESEARCH F.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 65% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 65% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 75% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSNY
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0404965
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0025862
Region2013 ACS1
Division2013 ACS2
State FIPS2013 ACS36
Place FIPS2013 ACS61665
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusRidge CDP
Name2013 ACSRidge CDP, New York
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779796
Place ANSI2010 Census02389750
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US3661665
GEOID2013 ACS3661665
Population2010 Census13,336
Population2013 ACS12,882
Housing Units2010 Census6,235
Housing Units2013 ACS6,269
Land Area2013 ACS13.2 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.1 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS975.8 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[40.86544,-72.928701], [40.944455,-72.839642],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS40.906816499655, -72.881620464368
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census14