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People

Total Population 850
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 334
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 57.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,194
% Above Poverty Level 74.3%
% Below Poverty Level 25.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $532
Median House Value $118,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 4.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MARTINSVILLE FILTER PLT
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
Station PHILPOTT DAM 2
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Danville 42,450 $42,656
Martinsville 13,624 $46,565
Stuart 1,613 $36,313

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Ridgeway High Schools

MAGNA VISTA HIGH
701 MAGNA VISTA SCHOOL RD
276-956-3147
Serves 761 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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