Ridgway, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgway, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ridgway had a population of 790 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ridgway: Ridgeway.

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


Total Population 790
Daytime Population: Workers 338
Daytime Population: Residents 446
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 784
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 790
Population in Familes 604
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 868
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $45,094
Average Household Income $58,704
Per Capita Income $25,953


Total Housing Units 446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 288 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $73,454
Average Home Value $84,321


Total Households 375
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 224
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 -1.31% -1.11%
Households -1.26% -1.03%
Families -0.36% -1.19%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

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, 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 # 776 43rd
Population Density # 841 39th
Diversity Index # 1094 20th
Median Household Income # 1002 27th
Per Capita Income # 751 45th

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