Lake Ridge, Virginia

Coordinates: 38°41′17″N 77°18′32″W / 38.68806°N 77.30889°W / 38.68806; -77.30889
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Lake Ridge, Virginia
Houses near Tackett's Mill Shopping Center, October 2021
Houses near Tackett's Mill Shopping Center, October 2021
Location in Prince William County and the state of Virginia.
Location in Prince William County and the state of Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°41′17″N 77°18′32″W / 38.68806°N 77.30889°W / 38.68806; -77.30889
CountryUnited States
CountyPrince William
 • Total8.6 sq mi (22.4 km2)
 • Land8.2 sq mi (21.3 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
279 ft (85 m)
 • Total41,058
 • Density4,800/sq mi (1,800/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)571, 703
FIPS code51-43432[1]
GNIS feature ID1867592[2]

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


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 five developments had begun, named Thousand Oaks, 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. Lake Ridge has about 7700 housing units, in more than 70 subdivisions and 9 condominium complexes. Most of the houses were built after 1972.[4]


Lake Ridge is at 38°41′17″N 77°18′32″W / 38.68806°N 77.30889°W / 38.68806; -77.30889 (38.688190, −77.308953), along Old Bridge Road between Harbor Drive and Westridge Drive.[5]

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.


At the 2000 census there were 30,404 people, 10,980 households, and 8,103 families in the CDP. The population density was 3,689.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,424.7/km2). There were 11,265 housing units, at an average density of 1,367.1 per square mile (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. Hispanics and Latinos of any race were 7.11%.[1]

Of the 10,980 households 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 households were one person and 4.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.21.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $93,430, and the median family income 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 Briana Sewell.

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There is a yard sale and festival each fall.[4]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ Willmann, John B. (November 8, 1969). "Community Linked to Lake: Five Builders Committed". The Washington Post. p. D1. ProQuest 143587237.
  4. ^ a b Straight, Susan (September 10, 2010). "Where We Live: Lake Ridge, in Virginia's Prince William County". Washington Post. Retrieved June 23, 2021.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ Staff (June 9, 2015). "Elizabeth McIntosh, spy whose lies helped win a war, dies at 100". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 9, 2015.

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