Ridgefield Park, New Jersey

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Ridgefield Park is a village in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. The population was 12,873 at the 2000 census. Out of 566 municipalities statewide, Ridgefield Park is only one of four villages in New Jersey, joining Loch Arbour, Ridgewood and South Orange.

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Geography

Ridgefield Park is located at 40°51′26″N 74°01′27″W / 40.857119°N 74.024272°W / 40.857119; -74.024272 (40.857119, -74.024272).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) of it (9.90%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,873 people, 5,012 households, and 3,242 families residing in the village. The population density was 7,435.7 people per square mile (2,873.0/km2). There were 5,134 housing units at an average density of 1, 145.8/km2 (2,965.5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the village was 78.20% White, 4.10% African American, 0.22% Native American, 7.85% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.50% from other races, and 3.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.24% of the population.

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