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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>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Ridgefield, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

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

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

Ridgefield is located in the (360) area code.

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 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 (which had a count of 2,147 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ridgefield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Battle Ground
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Saint Helens
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helens have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helens
    • Saint Helens is located in Columbia County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,071 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Helens <5>
  • Scappoose
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Woodland
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • La Center
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Kalama
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • North Plains
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Plains
    • North Plains is located in Washington County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,194 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Plains <5>
  • Columbia City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Yacolt
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ridgefield was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Ridgefield post office opened in 1890.

We also found Ridgefield in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ridgefield.

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

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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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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