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Ridgway is a borough in Elk County, in the Saint Marys metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Jacob and John Ridgway, Philadelphia merchants who owned land here
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Ridgway. For links to other places called Ridgway, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ridgway is 41.420N. The longitude is -78.728W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,427 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,419.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ridgway demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Elk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15853 ZIP code.
32% of Ridgway residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ridgway ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ridgway was $17,157, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Ridgway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Ridgway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $304. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $702.
Libraries in Ridgway include Ridgway Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ridgway include Ridgway Record
Elk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ridgway political report.
The average commute time for Ridgway workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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