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Welcome to Ridgway ...

Ridgway is located in Elk County<1> and is the County Seat for Elk County.

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 3,751 people<3> (see below for details).

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 is located in the (814) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ridgway had an population of 3,751 people. This is a decrease of 8.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ridgway had a population of 4,078 people (or 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 total 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.

  • Saint Marys [Elk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
    • Saint Marys [Elk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Ridgway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,260 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<6>
  • Kane [McKean County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kane
    • Kane [McKean County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Ridgway
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,446 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kane<6>
  • Johnsonburg [Elk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsonburg
    • Johnsonburg [Elk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Ridgway
    • Former name for Johnsonburg: Quay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,291 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsonburg
  • Brockway [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockway
    • Brockway [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Ridgway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brockway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,033 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brockway<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Falls Creek [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Creek
      • Falls Creek [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Ridgway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 999 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Creek<6>
    • Horton City [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horton City
      • Horton City [Elk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Ridgway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horton City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton City
    • Kylers Corners [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kylers Corners
      • Kylers Corners [Elk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kylers Corners
    • Lake City [Elk County]
    • Russell City [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell City
      • Russell City [Elk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Ridgway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell City
    • James City [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James City
      • James City [Elk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Ridgway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for James City<6>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Elk County

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Elk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ridgway.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgway) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ridgway. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ridgway

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4242, Longitude: -78.7328       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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