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Ridgeway, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ridgeway had a population of 315 as of July 1, 2017. Ridgeway ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgeway is located at latitude 43.2989 and longitude -91.9926 in Winneshiek County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ridgeway (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Winneshiek County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The City of Ridgeway (GNIS ID: 2396374) 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.

The City of Ridgeway is located within Township of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of Winneshiek County.

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.

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


Total Population 315
Daytime Population: Workers 102
Daytime Population: Residents 163
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 265
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 315
Population in Familes 254
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 309
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $43,877
Average Household Income $61,697
Per Capita Income $26,036


Total Housing Units 149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $196,591
Average Home Value $269,495


Total Households 139
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 93
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 0.0% -0.19%
Households 0.1% 0.0%
Families 2.64% -0.22%
Median Household Income   4.98%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

Ridgeway, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgeway to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 584 42nd
Population Density # 773 23rd
Diversity Index # 971 4th
Median Household Income # 873 14th
Per Capita Income # 639 37th

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