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Welcome to Ridgefield ...

The city of Ridgefield is located on the Oregon border (on the Columbia River).

Ridgefield is located in Clark County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ridgefield has a population of 9,182 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Ridgefield is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ridgefield lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Ridgefield: (360)

The ZIP code for Ridgefield: 98642<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridgefield had an population of 9,182 people. This is an increase of 92.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 327.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridgefield had a population of 4,763 people. This makes Ridgefield the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Ridgefield represents 0.07% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,763 people, the population of Ridgefield increased 121.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,147 people).

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

Adding Ridgefield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Ridgefield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Ridgefield - they are located in Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Ridgefield ...

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

  • Vancouver [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vancouver
    • Vancouver [Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Ridgefield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 186,192 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vancouver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vancouver<6>
  • Battle Ground [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battle Ground
    • Battle Ground [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Ridgefield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,712 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Ground
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battle Ground<6>
  • Saint Helens [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helens
    • Saint Helens [Columbia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Ridgefield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,071 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helens have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Helens<6>
  • Scappoose [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scappoose
    • Scappoose [Columbia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Ridgefield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,618 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scappoose
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scappoose<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodland [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Cowlitz County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,548 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodland<6>
    • La Center [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Center
      • La Center [Clark County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Ridgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Center<6>
    • Kalama [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalama
      • Kalama [Cowlitz County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,844 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalama<6>
    • North Plains [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Plains
      • North Plains [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Ridgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,194 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Plains<6>
    • Columbia City [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia City
      • Columbia City [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Ridgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,026 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia City<6>
    • Yacolt [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yacolt
      • Yacolt [Clark County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Ridgefield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yacolt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yacolt<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 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ridgefield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgefield.

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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 Clark County: www.co.clark.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Clark, 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 Ridgefield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgefield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ridgefield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ridgefield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgefieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8154, Longitude: -122.7428    
<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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