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Ridgway is a township in Elk County, in the Saint Marys metro area. [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 41.366N. The longitude is -78.766W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,955 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,802.
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 15845 ZIP code.
31% of Ridgway residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $19,763, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Ridgway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ridgway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $315. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $820.
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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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