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River Ridge, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The River Ridge Census Designated Place had a population of 13,516 as of July 1, 2017. River Ridge ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for River Ridge is located at latitude 29.9583 and longitude -90.2219 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the River Ridge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.75 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The River Ridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403478) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The River Ridge Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with River Ridge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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River Ridge, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,516
Daytime Population: Workers 2,142
Daytime Population: Residents 7,019
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,161
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 13,516
Population in Familes 10,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,835
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $60,805
Average Household Income $95,111
Per Capita Income $41,750


Total Housing Units 6,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,984 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,949 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 428 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $270,750
Average Home Value $339,006


Total Households 5,933
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 3,704
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.02% 0.12%
Households 0.24% 0.24%
Families -0.06% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

River Ridge, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares River Ridge to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 93rd
Population Density # 4 99th
Diversity Index # 313 34th
Median Household Income # 44 91st
Per Capita Income # 7 99th

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