Ridgway, IL 62979 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 62979: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ridgway, IL 62979

Not Acceptable, USPS
North Fork, IL 62979

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 60
  • Single Family Addresses: 296
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Gallatin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.804, Longitude -88.26
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ridgway, IL 62979 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,112
Daytime Population: Workers 375
Daytime Population: Residents 624
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 999
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,112
Population in Familes 855
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 24
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $44,295
Average Household Income $58,525
Per Capita Income $26,262


Total Housing Units 600 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 385 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $73,450
Average Home Value $86,623


Total Households 499
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 301
Average Family Size 3
  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 -1.21% -1.05%
Households -1.13% -0.98%
Families -1.34% -1.16%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Ridgway, IL 62979 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62979 to the other 1,377 ZIP Codes in Illinois 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 # 892 35th
Population Density # 1002 27th
Diversity Index # 1145 17th
Median Household Income # 1096 20th
Per Capita Income # 811 41st

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