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River Ridge, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The River Ridge Census Designated Place had a population of 13,435 as of July 1, 2019. 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 29.9602 and longitude -90.2156 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the River Ridge Census Designated Place 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.


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River Ridge, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

River Ridge, LA Housing Affordability Index is 117
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

River Ridge, LA Wealth Index is 138
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 13,435 (100%)
Population in Households 13,435 (100.0%)
Population in Families 10,617 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 4,806
Diversity Index2 40
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,999
Average Household Income $94,217
Per Capita Income $41,382
Wealth Index4 138

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,057 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,844 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 454 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $278,803
Housing Affordability Index3 117
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,901
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 3,666
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.05% -0.12%
Households 0.13% -0.02%
Families -0.16% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

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, 2019 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 # 35 93rd
Population Density # 4 99th
Diversity Index # 304 36th
Median Household Income # 53 89th
Per Capita Income # 11 98th

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