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Ridge Wood Heights, Florida - Basic Facts

The Ridge Wood Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 5,041 as of July 1, 2017. Ridge Wood Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ridge Wood Heights is located at latitude 27.2874 and longitude -82.5131 in Sarasota County. The formal boundaries for the Ridge Wood Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Sarasota County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Ridge Wood Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403475) 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.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ridge Wood Heights Census Designated Place is located within Sarasota CCD of Sarasota County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridge Wood Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ridge Wood Heights, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,041
Daytime Population: Workers 1,051
Daytime Population: Residents 2,124
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,175
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 5,037
Population in Familes 3,487
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 3,567
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $45,545
Average Household Income $62,570
Per Capita Income $28,999


Total Housing Units 2,598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,414 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 904 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $181,950
Average Home Value $231,484


Total Households 2,318
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,238
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.69% 0.92%
Households 0.62% 0.9%
Families 0.22% 0.75%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Ridge Wood Heights, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridge Wood Heights to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 471 49th
Population Density # 205 78th
Diversity Index # 598 35th
Median Household Income # 501 46th
Per Capita Income # 360 61st

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