Lake Ridge, Virginia

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Lake Ridge, Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Location of Lake Ridge, Virginia
Location of Lake Ridge, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°41′17″N 77°18′32″W / 38.68806°N 77.30889°W / 38.68806; -77.30889Coordinates: 38°41′17″N 77°18′32″W / 38.68806°N 77.30889°W / 38.68806; -77.30889
Country United States
State Virginia
County Prince William
Area
 • Total 8.6 sq mi (22.4 km2)
 • Land 8.2 sq mi (21.3 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation 279 ft (85 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 41,058
 • Density 4,800/sq mi (1,800/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 22192
Area code(s) 571, 703
FIPS code 51-43432[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867592[2]

Lake Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. The population was 41,058 at the 2010 census, an increase of 35% from 2000.

History[edit]

Lake Ridge was started in the late 1960s when Sorensen Construction Corporation began building in the area now known as East Lake Ridge.

By 1969, the first four developments had begun, named The Point, Plantation Harbor, The Village of Lake Ridge, and The Hamlet.[3]

Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation was formed in 1972 as the HOA for the area. The community grew rapidly throughout the 70s and 80s from about 3350 homes in 1983 to approximately 6600 in 1990. Lake Ridge as it is now was completed in the late 1990s with the completion of Ridgeleigh. Currently Lake Ridge comprises about 7700 housing units spread out over 70+ subdivisions and 9 condominium complexes.

Geography[edit]

Lake Ridge is located at 38°41′17″N 77°18′32″W / 38.68806°N 77.30889°W / 38.68806; -77.30889 (38.688190, -77.308953)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.4 km²), of which, 8.2 square miles (21.3 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (4.63%) is water.

The community of Lake Ridge is located along Old Bridge Road between Harbor Drive and Springwoods Drive.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 30,404 people, 10,980 households, and 8,103 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,689.9 people per square mile (1,424.6/km²). There were 11,265 housing units at an average density of 1,367.1/sq mi (527.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.38% White, 16.02% African American, 0.24% Native American, 3.53% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 3.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.11% of the population.

There were 10,980 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the CDP was $93,430, and the median income for a family was $103,310. Males had a median income of $55,182 versus $36,726 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $30,506. About 1.7% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

Residents of Lake Ridge and West Ridge are represented in Virginia's House of Delegates by Richard L. Anderson.

Nearby Towns, etc.[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Willmann, John B. (November 8, 1969). "Community Linked to Lake: Five Builders Committed". The Washington Post. p. D1. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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