Ridgeway, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgeway, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Ridgeway had a population of 745 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgeway is located at latitude 36.5782 and longitude -79.8583 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ridgeway (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 945 feet.

The Town of Ridgeway (GNIS ID: 2391390) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgeway population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ridgeway: Ridgway.

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Ridgeway, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 745
Daytime Population: Workers 97
Daytime Population: Residents 442
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 539
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 733
Population in Familes 610
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 780
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $38,712
Average Household Income $48,914
Per Capita Income $20,287


Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 243 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $99,419
Average Home Value $115,496


Total Households 321
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 226
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.06% -0.24%
Households 0.22% -0.12%
Families 1.02% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Ridgeway, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgeway to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 402 32nd
Population Density # 290 51st
Diversity Index # 347 42nd
Median Household Income # 463 22nd
Per Capita Income # 497 16th

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