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Welcome to Ridgway ...
The location of Ridgway has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Ridgway has a population of 3,749 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Ridgway.
Ridgway is 1,380 feet [421 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Ridgway lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Ridgway lies within the (814) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridgway had an population of 3,749 people. This is a decrease of 8.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.34% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridgway had a population of 4,078 people (which is 12.77% of the total population of Elk County). This makes Ridgway the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Ridgway represents 0.03% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 248th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,078 people, the population of Ridgway decreased 11.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,591 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ridgway.
Communities Also Named Ridgway ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Ridgway - they are located in Colorado, Florida and Illinois.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ridgway.
Communities near Ridgway ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ridgway.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ridgway. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridgway.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ridgway. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ridgway.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgway. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ridgway.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgway ...
Looking for more information about Ridgway? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Ridgway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ridgway.
Adding Ridgway to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Ridgway in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ridgway was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Ridgway on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ridgway on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ridgway. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Elk County: www.co.elk.pa.us/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022