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Ridge is a township in Van Wert County, in the Van Wert metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Ridge. For links to other places called Ridge, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ridge is 40.857N. The longitude is -84.543W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 787 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,114.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ridge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Van Wert County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 45863 ZIP code.
43% of Ridge residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ridge ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ridge was $19,695, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $293. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $823.
Van Wert County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ridge political report.
The average commute time for Ridge workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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