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The population of River Ridge is approximately 14,588 (2000), 13494 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,325 (2000), 5832 (2010).

The amount of land area in River Ridge is 7.286 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.862 sq kilometers.
The distance from River Ridge to Washington DC is 1001 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 65 miles. (as the crow flies)
River Ridge is positioned 29.95 degrees north of the equator and 90.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.

River Ridge per capita income is $27,088 (2000).
River Ridge median income is $153,100 (2005).

The River Ridge median home price is $206,200 (2005).

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River Ridge location: in the general New Orleans area

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River Ridge history:

The land that is now River Ridge was once comprised of several large sugar plantations which lined the Mississippi River. The area remained largely rural until the early 1950s when some growth began to take place. By 1965 most areas along the Mississippi River were developed between Kenner and Harahan. This area was known as Little Farms which was a good description of the land and its history. This was also the official post office name for the area. In 1974, to create more community identity and to ease confusion, the name of the area between Kenner, Harahan and Metairie was renamed River Ridge.
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