|Population||959 (Dec 2013)|
|- Density||148 /km2 (382 /sq mi)|
|Area||6.51 km2 (2.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||579 m (1,900 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Aeugst am Albis, Hausen am Albis, Kappel am Albis, Mettmenstetten|
Rifferswil has an area of 6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi). Of this area, 66.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 22.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 9% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).
Rifferswil has a population (as of 31 December 2013) of 959. As of 2007[update], 5.7% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 14%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (97.5%), with French being second most common ( 0.7%) and Italian being third ( 0.4%).
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 28.6% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 58.4% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 13%. In Rifferswil about 88.5% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).
Rifferswil has an unemployment rate of 1.59%. As of 2005[update], there were 58 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 21 businesses involved in this sector. 67 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 15 businesses in this sector. 61 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 21 businesses in this sector.
- Canton of Zurich Statistical Office (German) accessed 11 March 2014
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 24-Jul-2009
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- Official website (German)