Ridgway, Pennsylvania Population 2024

3,906

Ridgway is a city located in Elk County and Jefferson County Pennsylvania. Ridgway has a 2024 population of 3,906. It is also the county seat of Elk County. Ridgway is currently declining at a rate of -0.81% annually and its population has decreased by -3.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,033 in 2020.

The average household income in Ridgway is $65,118 with a poverty rate of 13.55%. The median age in Ridgway is 41.9 years: 39.4 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

Ridgway Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ridgway was:

  • White: 95.44%
  • Two or more races: 4.16%
  • Other race: 0.22%
  • Black or African American: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,495.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.15% (-127)
The current population of Ridgway, Pennsylvania is 3,906 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,033.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,83195.44%
Two or more races1674.16%
Other race90.22%
Black or African American70.17%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ridgway Population by Race

Ridgway Population Pyramid 2024

Ridgway Median Age

41.9

Total

39.4

Male

44.6

Female

Ridgway Adults

There are 3,122 adults, (576 of whom are seniors) in Ridgway.

Ridgway Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Ridgway Sex Ratio

Female2,00950.05%
Male2,00549.95%

Ridgway Population by Age

Ridgway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6862.3568.131.9
Non Family7441.1746.153.9
Married7383.194.75.3
Female1333.8643.656.4
Male713.9767.632.4

3.14

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ridgway Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1776.22%
Associates Degree37813.28%
Bachelors Degree48817.15%
Graduate Degree1093.83%
High School Graduate1,25744.17%
Less Than 9th Grade100.35%
Some College42715%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ridgway Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ridgway Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,7112,540577
2+ Races12811220
Black770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.28%.

Ridgway Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,103$66,953$38,200
Graduate Degree$65,217$0$58,654
High School Graduate$33,949$38,281$33,510
Less Than 9th Grade$0$2,499$0
Overall$37,163$47,123$33,409
Some College$41,705$45,727$31,645

$37,163

Average Earnings

$47,123

Average Male

$33,409

Average Female

Ridgway Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ridgway Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ridgway Language

98.29% of Ridgway residents speak only English, while 1.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.01% of the population.

Ridgway Language

Ridgway Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,81349613.01%
Multiple1584226.58%
Hispanic77100%

13.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.7%

Male Poverty Rate

16.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ridgway

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ridgway is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ridgway is White, with 13.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.06%.

Ridgway Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade57.14%
High School16.21%
Some College11.93%
Bachelors or Greater3.18%

Ridgway Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed11.98%
Male Employed6.32%
Female Unemployed0%

Ridgway Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ridgway Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$69,324$83,403
Households$50,658$65,118
Married Families$84,737$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,756$34,076

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ridgway Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Ridgway Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ridgway Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ridgway Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ridgway Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

231

Number of Veterans

222

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea64
Vietnam63
First Gulf War49
Second Gulf War47
World War II9

Ridgway Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+93
65 to 7463
35 to 5459
55 to 6416
18 to 340

Ridgway Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2267.64%
2+ Races53.62%

Ridgway Veterans by Race

Ridgway Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ridgway Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Ridgway Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ridgway Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ridgway Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

89.26%

Born in Ridgway

99.8%

Native Born

0.2%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.8% of Ridgway residents were born in the United States, with 89.26% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Ridgway Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,748-31-0.82%
20283,779-32-0.84%
20273,811-32-0.83%
20263,843-31-0.8%
20253,874-32-0.82%
20243,906-32-0.81%
20233,938-24-0.61%
20223,962-46-1.15%
20214,008-25-0.62%
20204,0332847.58%
20193,749-31-0.82%
20183,780-30-0.79%
20173,810-39-1.01%
20163,849-56-1.43%
20153,905-49-1.24%
20143,954-38-0.95%
20133,992-27-0.67%
20124,019-30-0.74%
20114,049-18-0.44%
20104,06700%
20004,591-202-4.21%
19904,793-811-14.47%
19805,604-418-6.94%
19706,022-365-5.71%
19606,3871432.29%
19506,244-9-0.14%
19406,253-60-0.95%
19306,3132764.57%
19206,03762911.63%
19105,4081,89353.85%
19003,515-233-6.22%
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Ridgway Population by Year