Ryderwood, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ryderwood, Washington - Basic Facts

The Ryderwood Census Designated Place had a population of 435 as of July 1, 2017. Ryderwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ryderwood is located at latitude 46.3749 and longitude -123.0442 in Cowlitz County. The formal boundaries for the Ryderwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cowlitz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 262 feet.

The Ryderwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586746) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ryderwood Census Designated Place is located within Castle Rock Division of Cowlitz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ryderwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ryderwood, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 435
Daytime Population: Workers 12
Daytime Population: Residents 259
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 271
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 435
Population in Familes 342
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,707
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $34,523
Average Household Income $52,884
Per Capita Income $24,411


Total Housing Units 291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 219 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $141,379
Average Home Value $152,752


Total Households 242
Average Household Size 1.8
Family Households 162
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.34% 1.12%
Households 1.26% 1.05%
Families 2.65% 1.09%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Ryderwood, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ryderwood to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 487 22nd
Population Density # 113 82nd
Diversity Index # 624 1st
Median Household Income # 602 4th
Per Capita Income # 451 28th

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