Lake Ridge, Virginia

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Lake Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. The population was 30,404 at the 2000 census.

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History

Lake Ridge was started in the late 1960s when Sorensen Construction Corporation began building in the area now known as East Lake Ridge. Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation was formed in 1972 as the HOA for the area. The community grew rapidly throughout the 70s and 80s from about 3350 homes in 1983 to approximately 6600 in 1990. Lake Ridge as it is now was completed in the late 1990s with the completion of Ridgeleigh. Currently Lake Ridge comprises about 7700 housing units spread out over 70+ subdivisions and 9 condominium complexes.

Geography

Lake Ridge is located at 38°41′17″N 77°18′32″W / 38.68806°N 77.30889°W / 38.68806; -77.30889 (38.688190, -77.308953)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.4 km²), of which, 8.2 square miles (21.3 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (4.63%) is water.

The community of Lake Ridge is located along Old Bridge Road between Harbor Drive and Springwoods Drive.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 30,404 people, 10,980 households, and 8,103 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,689.9 people per square mile (1,424.6/km²). There were 11,265 housing units at an average density of 1,367.1/sq mi (527.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.38% White, 16.02% African American, 0.24% Native American, 3.53% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 3.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.11% of the population.

There were 10,980 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.21.

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