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River Ridge is in Jefferson Parish, in the New Orleans metro area.
The latitude of River Ridge is 29.96N. The longitude is -90.215W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,588.
Sections below provide additional information and links about River Ridge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New Orleans area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70062 ZIP code.
16% of River Ridge residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the River Ridge ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in River Ridge was $27,088, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of River Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in River Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $450. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,052.
Jefferson Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our River Ridge political report.
The average commute time for River Ridge workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in River Ridge include Oakwood River Ridge.
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