Ridgeway, Wisconsin

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Ridgeway, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 12% Ridgeway Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Ridgeway Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Ridgeway, Wisconsin

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 7
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 6 2
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 7
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
People Living Alone 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7

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Ridgeway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles W of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Iowa
Standard Zip Codes 53582
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.002
Longitude -89.99

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 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31 inches
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
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Ridgeway Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 689 100%
Male 347 50.4%
Female 342 49.6%
Under 18 180 26.1%
18+ 509 73.9%
65+ 71 10.3%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 3.04
White 677 98.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 9 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Ridgeway Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 656
Growth -33
Growth % -4.8%

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
German 23.3%
Irish 21.9%
Norwegian 20.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
Swiss 4.2%
English 4%
US/American 3.9%
European 3.5%
Czech 2.5%
Welsh 2.1%
Polish 1.2%
Scottish 0.9%
Swedish 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ridgeway 689 $50,795
Arena 685 $49,375
Barneveld 1,088 $58,393
Blue Mounds 708 $52,895
Dodgeville 4,220 $50,755
Hollandale 283 $50,139
Spring Green 1,444 $51,806
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