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The City of Ridgeway had a population of 299 as of July 1, 2021. Ridgeway ranks in the lower quartile for 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 43.2977 and longitude -91.9877 in Winneshiek County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ridgeway 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 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.

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Ridgeway, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 299 (100%)
Population in Households 299 (100.0%)
Population in Families 240 (80.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 396
Diversity Index2 3


Median Household Income $61,144
Average Household Income $72,427
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $30,695
Wealth Index5 66


Total HU (Housing Units) 143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 114 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $226,786
Average Home Value $270,575
Housing Affordability Index3 165


Total Households 134
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.03% -0.34%
Households 0.13% -0.3%
Families 1.9% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.18%

Ridgeway, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgeway to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 596 41st
Population Density # 704 30th
Median Household Income # 456 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 277 27th
Per Capita Income # 516 49th
Diversity Index # 981 3rd

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