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Ridgway is a village in Gallatin County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Ridgway. For links to other places called Ridgway, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ridgway is 37.799N. The longitude is -88.261W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 371 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 894.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ridgway demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gallatin 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 62979 ZIP code.
28% of Ridgway residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $16,959, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Ridgway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Ridgway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $206. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $608.
Gallatin 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 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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