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Ridgway, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ridgway is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Elk County at latitude 41.432 and longitude -78.727. Elk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,424 feet.

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

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 Borough of Ridgway (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 3,986
Population in Households 3,925
Population in Familes 3,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 1,526
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,754
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,045
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,197 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 557 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $76,428
Average Home Value $86,028


Median Household Income $40,321
Average Household Income $49,595
Per Capita Income $21,864
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.54% -0.51%
Households -0.39% -0.34%
Families -0.62% -0.48%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgway to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 343 81st
Population Density1 # 841 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 1151 35th
Median Household Income # 1344 24th
Per Capita Income # 1228 30th

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