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Welcome to Ridgewood ...

The village of Ridgewood is located in Bergen County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ridgewood has a population of 25,056 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ridgewood.

Ridgewood is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Ridgewood: (201) and (551)<4>

Websites for Ridgewood ...

Junior League:   www.thejlbc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridgewood had an population of 25,056 people. This is an increase of 0.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridgewood had a population of 24,958 people. This makes Ridgewood the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Ridgewood represents 0.28% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,958 people, the population of Ridgewood has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 24,936 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ridgewood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 42 communities that are also named Ridgewood - they are located in Alabama (3), California, Colorado, Connecticut (2), Delaware, Florida (4), Georgia (4), Illinois (2), Indiana, Louisiana (2), Maryland, New York (3), North Carolina (4), Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (3) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ridgewood.

Communities near Ridgewood ...

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

  • New York [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [Kings County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Ridgewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgewood
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Ridgewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Ridgewood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
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      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<6>
    • Ramapo [Rockland County]
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      • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138,356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
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      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 90,543 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • Clarkstown [Rockland County]
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      • Clarkstown [Rockland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkstown
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Ridgewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<6>

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 Ridgewood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridgewood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgewood. 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 Ridgewood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgewood. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ridgewood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgewood ...

Looking for more information about Ridgewood? 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 Ridgewood, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgewood.

Adding Ridgewood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ridgewood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ridgewood was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ridgewood on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ridgewood on our Genealogy Page.

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About Bergen County

About New Jersey

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

The official website for Bergen County: www.co.bergen.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Bergen, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ridgewood.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgewood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (551) is an overlay for area code (201).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgewood) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridgewood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgewoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9798, Longitude: -74.1204    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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