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Ridgway, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ridgway is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gallatin County at latitude 37.7979 and longitude -88.2606. Gallatin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 374 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Ridgway, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ridgway, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ridgway indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ridgway: Ridgeway.

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Ridgway, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 843
Population in Households 843
Population in Familes 647
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 926
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 402
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 241
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 312 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $49,367
Average Home Value $61,218


Median Household Income $49,772
Average Household Income $63,609
Per Capita Income $28,262
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.71% -0.82%
Households -0.52% -0.81%
Families 1.11% -0.93%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.93%
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 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 760 44th
Population Density1 # 806 41st
Diversity Index2 # 1130 18th
Median Household Income # 810 41st
Per Capita Income # 403 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.