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The Village of Ridgeway had a population of 635 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgeway is located at latitude 42.9985 and longitude -89.9932 in Iowa County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ridgeway (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Iowa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,161 feet.

The Village of Ridgeway (GNIS ID: 1584034) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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.

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


Total Population 635
Daytime Population: Workers 167
Daytime Population: Residents 274
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 441
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 631
Population in Familes 515
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 506
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $61,499
Average Household Income $75,417
Per Capita Income $30,486


Total Housing Units 293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 211 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $220,714
Average Home Value $257,346


Total Households 261
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 178
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 -0.38% -0.16%
Households -0.31% -0.08%
Families 1.14% -0.11%
Median Household Income   4.6%
Per Capita Income   3.65%

Ridgeway, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgeway to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 479 38th
Population Density # 466 40th
Diversity Index # 441 43rd
Median Household Income # 211 73rd
Per Capita Income # 225 71st

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