Ridgway, Pennsylvania Population 2021

3,689
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Ridgway is a city located in Elk County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Elk County. With a 2020 population of 3,689, it is the 267th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 5631st largest city in the United States . Ridgway is currently declining at a rate of -0.83% annually and its population has decreased by -9.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,078 in 2010. Ridgway reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Ridgway has a population density of 1,412 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ridgway is $59,265 with a poverty rate of 19.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $590 per month, and the median house value is $75,700. The median age in Ridgway is 38.5 years, 38.1 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Ridgway Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ridgwaywas:

  • White: 94.39%
  • Black or African American: 3.02%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ridgway, Pennsylvania is 3,689 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,751.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,078.

Ridgway, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,60094.39%
Black or African American1153.02%
Two or More Races842.20%
Some Other Race150.39%
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Ridgway Population by Race

Ridgway Population Pyramid $2021

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Ridgway Median Age

38.5


Total

38.1


Male

38.8


Female

Ridgway Adults

There are 2,956 adults, (593 of whom are seniors) in Ridgway.

Ridgway Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Ridgway Sex Ratio

Female

1,779

46.64%

Male

2,035

53.36%

Ridgway Population by Age

Ridgway Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ridgway Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family44.1%55.9%
Female48.4%51.6%
Male60.5%39.5%
All64.1%35.9%
Married91.1%8.9%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ridgway Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7902.0964.1
Non Family8701.1344.1
Married7222.9391.1
Female1222.7148.4
Male763.9960.5

2.85

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

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Ridgway Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade512.06%
9th to 12th Grade1134.56%
High School Graduate99340.11%
Some College47319.10%
Associates Degree25010.10%
Bachelors Degree45518.38%
Graduate Degree1415.69%
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Ridgway Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ridgway Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,3822,239596
2+ Races6053
Hispanic5447
Black2612
Other Race88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.02%.

Ridgway Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,508$46,089$28,205
Less Than 9th Grade$$2,500$
High School Graduate$30,259$39,044$27,426
Some College$36,331$46,042$23,276
Bachelors Degree$47,868$56,797$33,056
Graduate Degree$58,026$59,531$56,875

$36,508

Average Earnings

$46,089

Average Male

$28,205

Average Female

Ridgway Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ridgway Language by Age

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Ridgway Language

98.03% of Ridgway residents speak only English, while 1.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.14% of the population.

Ridgway Language

Ridgway Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,58559616.62%
Black867890.70%
Multiple773849.35%
Hispanic632438.10%

19.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.49%

Male Poverty Rate

17.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ridgway

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ridgway is Black, with 90.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ridgway is White, with 16.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.67%.

Ridgway Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.16%
Some College16.00%
High School10.34%
Bachelors or Greater1.34%

Ridgway Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed82.98%
Female Employed19.14%
Male Employed3.94%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Ridgway Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ridgway Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,625$59,265
Families$61,776$79,403
Married Families$69,872-
Non Families$25,500$34,962
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Income by Household Type

Ridgway Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ridgway Married by Age and Sex

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Ridgway Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ridgway Marital Status by Race

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Ridgway Marital Status

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247

Number of Veterans

232

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam130
First Gulf War29
World War II22
Korea21
Second Gulf War18

Ridgway Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74114
75+86
35 to 5429
55 to 6418
18 to 34

Ridgway Veterans by Age

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Ridgway Veterans by Race

Ridgway Veterans by Education

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6.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ridgway Veterans by Education

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66.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Ridgway Employment by Age

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Ridgway Employment by Race

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Ridgway Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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86.16%

Born in Ridgway

99.61%

Native Born

0.39%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

0.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.61% of Ridgway residents were born in the United States, with 86.16% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.18% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,689-31-0.83%
20203,720-31-0.83%
20193,751-31-0.82%
20183,782-28-0.73%
20173,810-39-1.01%
20163,849-56-1.43%
20153,905-51-1.29%
20143,956-38-0.95%
20133,994-25-0.62%
20124,019-28-0.69%
20114,047-20-0.49%
20104,067-524-1.20%
20004,591-202-0.43%
19904,793-811-1.55%
19805,604-418-0.72%
19706,022-365-0.59%
19606,3871430.23%
19506,244-9-0.01%
19406,253-60-0.10%
19306,3132760.45%
19206,0376291.11%
19105,4081,8934.40%
19003,5150.00%

Ridgway Population by Year