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Ridgway, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The Borough of Ridgway had a population of 3,902 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,902
Daytime Population: Workers 1,747
Daytime Population: Residents 2,063
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,810
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 3,841
Population in Familes 2,957
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 1,493
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,770
Average Household Income $52,760
Per Capita Income $23,392


Total Housing Units 2,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,167 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 549 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 352 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $79,133
Average Home Value $130,077


Total Households 1,716
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,023
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 -0.61% -0.61%
Households -0.53% -0.58%
Families -0.66% -0.65%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 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 # 356 80th
Population Density # 852 52nd
Diversity Index # 1188 32nd
Median Household Income # 1314 25th
Per Capita Income # 1265 28th

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