Ridgeway, Virginia

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Ridgeway, Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Ridgeway Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% Ridgeway Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Ridgeway Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Ridgeway, Virginia

Comparing Ridgeway to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Virginia (State):

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 9
Average Household Size 6 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
People Above Poverty 5 7
Median Family Income 5 5
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 2 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Housing Recently Built 8 9
People Living Alone 8 6
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Ridgeway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles N of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Henry
Standard Zip Codes 24148
Phone Area Codes 276
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.576
Longitude -79.858

Ridgeway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 38 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
Station DANBURY 5 SE
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
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Ridgeway Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 775 100%
Male 359 46.3%
Female 416 53.7%
Under 18 197 25.4%
18+ 578 74.6%
65+ 96 12.4%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.01
White 619 79.9%
African-American 124 16%
Asian 19 2.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 1%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 2.3%

Estimated Ridgeway Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 798
Growth 23
Growth % 3%

Ridgeway 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.4%
English 20.2%
US/American 18.5%
Irish 9.6%
German 6.2%
Swedish 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Dutch 1.7%
Polish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Italian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ridgeway 775 $39,500
Danville 48,411 $36,024
Martinsville 15,416 $35,321
Stuart 961 $35,000
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Ridgeway High Schools (2004)

Serves 761 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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