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Welcome to Ridgefield ...

The Town of Ridgefield is located in Fairfield County<1>.

The location of Ridgefield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Ridgefield has a population of 24,959 people<3> (see below for details).

Ridgefield is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ridgefield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Ridgefield: (203) and (475)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridgefield had an population of 24,959 people. This is an increase of 1.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Ridgefield had a population of 24,638 people. This makes Ridgefield the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Ridgefield represents 0.69% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,638 people, the population of Ridgefield increased 4.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,643 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ridgefield.

Communities near Ridgefield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ridgefield.

  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Ridgefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Ridgefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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    • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Ridgefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<7>
  • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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    • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Ridgefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<7>
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<7>
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
    • Greenwich [Fairfield County]
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      • Greenwich [Fairfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
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      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ridgefield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridgefield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgefield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ridgefield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgefield. See our Newspapers Page for Ridgefield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgefield ...

Looking for more information about Ridgefield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ridgefield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgefield.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Connecticut

About Fairfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ridgefield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ridgefield.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgefield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgefield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridgefield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ridgefield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3054, Longitude: -73.5015       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgefield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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