Ridgway, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgway, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ridgway had a population of 825 as of July 1, 2016. Ridgway ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgway is located at latitude 37.7979 and longitude -88.2606 in Gallatin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ridgway (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gallatin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Village of Ridgway (GNIS ID: 2399074) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Ridgway is located within Township of Ridgway, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gallatin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgway population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ridgway: Ridgeway.

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Ridgway, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 825
Population in Households 825
Population in Familes 631
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 906
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 397
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 237
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 306 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $69,330
Average Home Value $82,541


Median Household Income $44,367
Average Household Income $55,844
Per Capita Income $25,155
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.83% -0.91%
Households -0.55% -0.82%
Families 0.48% -0.95%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ridgway, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgway to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 768 44th
Population Density1 # 820 40th
Diversity Index2 # 1058 22nd
Median Household Income # 980 28th
Per Capita Income # 731 47th

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