Ridgway, PA Population

Population: 4,591. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,302 (-6.3% change)
Males: 2,190 (47.7%), Females: 2,401 (52.3%)

Elk County

Zip code: 15853

Median resident age: 39.7 years
Median household income: $33,141
Median house value: $57,500

Races in Ridgway:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (38.4%), Italian (19.0%), Irish (14.0%), Swedish (9.8%), English (7.8%), Polish (4.9%).

Elevation: 1400 feet

Land area: 2.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Ridgway

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgway borough

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -220 (-4.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Ridgway:

  • ELK REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (about 13 miles; SAINT MARYS, PA)
  • KANE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; KANE, PA)
  • DUBOIS REGNL MED CNTR (about 21 miles; DUBOIS, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ridgway:

  • DU BOIS-JEFFERSON COUNTY (about 21 miles; DU BOIS, PA; Abbreviation: DUJ)
  • BRADFORD REGIONAL (about 27 miles; BRADFORD, PA; Abbreviation: BFD)
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/JAMESTOWN (about 62 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; Abbreviation: JHW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ridgway:

  • ST MARYS MUNI (about 16 miles; ST MARYS, PA; Abbreviation: OYM)
  • PUNXSUTAWNEY MUNI (about 35 miles; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA; Abbreviation: N35)
  • CLEARFIELD-LAWRENCE (about 36 miles; CLEARFIELD, PA; Abbreviation: FIG)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgway:

  • CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 48 miles; CLARION, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,690)
  • JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,662)
  • SAINT BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; ST BONAVENTURE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,538)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 61 miles; INDIANA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 12,307)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE ALTOONA (about 66 miles; ALTOONA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,516)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 74 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 38,248)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN (about 79 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,851)

Schools

Public high school in Ridgway:

  • RIDGWAY AREA HS (Students: 381; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ridgway:

  • RIDGWAY EL SCH (Students: 475; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RIDGWAY AREA MS (Students: 235; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Ridgway:

  • ST LEO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 189; Location: 117 DEPOT STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Ridgway:

  • RIDGWAY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $86,187; Location: 329 CENTER ST; 15,216 books; 172 audio materials; 310 video materials; 80 serial subscriptions)

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