It's a close call whether to include Lake Ridge as one of the major towns in Prince William County. The reason is that it's really more like a huge homeowner's association. An entity called "Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation" is now the Homeowners Association for the area. Still, it's a huge area. And, after all, we now include Montclair; so why not Lake Ridge?
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Lake Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Eastern Prince William County, Virginia, United States. Its total size is 8.6 square miles. As of the 2000 census, 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. There were 11,265 housing units at an average density of 1,367.1/sq mile.
Again, according to the 2000 census, in Lake Ridge, 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.
It was estimated in 2007 that the median income for a household in the Lake Ridge area was pretty high at $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 Lake Ridge 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.
As one of the newer communities in the area -- and because it is relatively prosperous -- there are many great restaurants and shopping nearby. To learn more about Lake Ridge, Click Here.
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