Ridgway, Illinois

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Ridgway, Illinois

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High Points

Ridgway strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Ridgway Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Ridgway Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Ridgway, Illinois

Comparing Ridgway to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 4 2
People Above Poverty 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 3 5
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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Ridgway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles W of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Gallatin
Standard Zip Codes 62979
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.799
Longitude -88.261

Ridgway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station CARMI 3
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Ridgway Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 928 100%
Male 437 47.1%
Female 491 52.9%
Under 18 167 18%
18+ 761 82%
65+ 213 23%
Median Age 45.1
Average Family Size 2.72
White 922 99.4%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.5%

Estimated Ridgway Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 885
Growth -43
Growth % -4.6%

Ridgway Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 27.4%
US/American 21.1%
French (except Basque) 14.7%
Irish 11.8%
English 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
Dutch 2%
Scottish 1.6%
Romanian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Polish 0.9%
Italian 0.9%
Greek 0.7%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ridgway, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Fork (62979)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ridgway 928 $36,786
Eldorado 4,534 $30,861
Equality 721 $27,625
Junction 139 $34,219
Old Shawneetown 278 $20,625
Omaha 263 $36,250
Shawneetown 1,410 $33,500
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