|Population||2,549 (Dec 2012)|
|- Density||423 /km2 (1,095 /sq mi)|
|Area||6.04 km2 (2.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||425 m (1,394 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Altikon, Dinhard, Ellikon an der Thur, Wiesendangen, Winterthur|
Rickenbach has an area of 6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi). Of this area, 61.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 22.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 16% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). In 1996[update] housing and buildings made up 11.3% of the total area, while transportation infrastructure made up the rest (4.6%). Of the total unproductive area, water (streams and lakes) made up 0.2% of the area. As of 2007[update] 12.2% of the total municipal area was undergoing some type of construction.
Rickenbach has a population (as of 31 December 2012) of 2,549. As of 2007[update], 9.0% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. As of 2008[update] the gender distribution of the population was 49.2% male and 50.8% female. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 27.7%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (95.8%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.2%) and English being third ( 0.4%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 25.4% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 59.1% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 15.5%. In Rickenbach about 86.2% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). There are 833 households in Rickenbach.
Rickenbach has an unemployment rate of 2.14%. As of 2005[update], there were 99 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 30 businesses involved in this sector. 82 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 21 businesses in this sector. 258 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 58 businesses in this sector. As of 2007[update] 43.4% of the working population were employed full-time, and 56.6% were employed part-time.
As of 2008[update] there were 615 Catholics and 1374 Protestants in Rickenbach. In the 2000 census, religion was broken down into several smaller categories. From the census[update], 63.5% were some type of Protestant, with 61.8% belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church and 1.7% belonging to other Protestant churches. 23.9% of the population were Catholic. Of the rest of the population, 0% were Muslim, 2.3% belonged to another religion (not listed), 2.7% did not give a religion, and 7.4% were atheist or agnostic.
- Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 1 May 2013
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 14-Aug-2009
- Statistics Zurich (German) accessed 4 August 2009
- Official website (German)
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