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The Borough of Ridgway had a population of 3,987 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgway is located at latitude 41.432 and longitude -78.727 in Elk County. 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. Elk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,424 feet.

The Borough of Ridgway (GNIS ID: 1215202) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 3,987
Population in Households 3,926
Population in Familes 3,028
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 1,526
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,760
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,049
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,192 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 568 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 308 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $79,158
Average Home Value $129,132


Median Household Income $43,063
Average Household Income $51,297
Per Capita Income $22,830
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.35%
Households -0.21% -0.27%
Families -0.36% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 343 81st
Population Density1 # 841 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 1161 34th
Median Household Income # 1194 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1203 32nd

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