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Population in 2010: 2,022. Population change since 2000: +4.7%
Males: 1,131  (56.0%)
Females: 891  (44.0%)

Median resident age:  42.4 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99669.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $63,959 (it was $50,625 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$63,959
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,661

Ridgeway CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $246,851 (it was $128,800 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$246,851
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $229,514; Detached houses: $248,581; In 2-unit structures: $183,968; Mobile homes: $77,229

Median gross rent in 2012: $848.

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  • White alone - 1,745 (86.3%)
  • Two or more races - 100 (4.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 82 (4.1%)
  • Hispanic - 70 (3.5%)
  • Asian alone - 18 (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.10%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ridgeway: 108.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (12.1%), English (11.9%), Irish (8.3%), Dutch (4.5%), United States (4.2%), Norwegian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 16.6 square miles.

Population density: 121 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ridgeway:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgeway CDP:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

136 residents are foreign born (2.2% North America).

This place:  5.8%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,799 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,625 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (63.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2338.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Soldotna, AK (1.5 miles ), Kalifornsky, AK (2.4 miles ), Kenai, AK (2.5 miles ), Sterling, AK (3.0 miles ), Funny River, AK (3.1 miles ), Salamatof, AK (3.1 miles ), Kasilof, AK (3.7 miles ), Nikiski, AK (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 60.52 N, Longitude: 151.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Ridgeway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2799% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1998 at 19:39:43, a magnitude 6.2 (5.3 MB, 6.2 MW, 5.5 ME, Depth: 90.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1994 at 00:19:05, a magnitude 5.7 (5.4 MB, 5.4 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 42.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 26.4 miles away from Ridgeway center
On 11/20/1993 at 19:24:53, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.5 MB, 5.9 MW, Depth: 72.3 mi) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/1988 at 08:46:58, a magnitude 5.8 (5.6 MB, 5.8 MB, 5.6 MB) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1987 at 02:01:38, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB) earthquake occurred 61.2 miles away from Ridgeway center
On 5/5/1999 at 10:30:03, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 44.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Hospitals/medical centers near Ridgeway:

  • CENTRAL PENINSULA GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 2 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)
  • HERITAGE PLACE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)
  • 1ST CHOICE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgeway:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 63 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 317 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1384 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1387 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1408 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1433 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1439 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Notable location: Central Emergency Services Station 2 Training Center (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Mackeys Lakes (A), Sports Lake (B), Derks Lake (C), Sevena Lake (D), Union Lake (E), Loon Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.9%
(3.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.6%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ridgeway, AK

18 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Ridgeway compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ridgeway travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Ridgeway CDP (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.62%
Here27.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents15.8%14.8%14.4%10.0%9.0%
Congregations8.9%6.3%6.3%11.4%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.1%4.4%3.4%17.4%
Congregations8.9%6.3%5.1%3.8%36.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

8.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.82% ($46,749 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.31% ($48,035)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.29% ($35,962)


8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.12%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.85% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.48% ($45,270)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.36% ($36,561)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgeway:

  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSWD (950 AM; 1 kW; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgeway:

  • KKIS-FM (96.5 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • K249BY (97.7 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K206DG (89.1 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KWHQ-FM (100.1 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KDLL (91.9 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: PICKLE HILL PUBLIC B/CASTING, INC.)
  • KXBA (93.3 FM; NIKISKI, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KPEN-FM (101.7 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWJG (91.5 FM; KASILOF, AK; Owner: KASILOF PUBLIC B/G INC)
  • K237CI (95.3 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgeway:

  • K08LW (Channel 8; KENAI/SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: NORTHERN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K10NC (Channel 10; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K09QH (Channel 9; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF ANCHORAGE LICENSE LLC)
  • K03FW (Channel 3; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K06MF (Channel 6; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: FIREWEED COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K12LA (Channel 12; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K55BB (Channel 55; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KITV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K23AF (Channel 23; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • SOLDOTNA, 36225 Spur Hwy (Lat: 60.505250 Lon: -151.082778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 28.7 m, Call Sign: WPWV732
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2013, Expiration Date: 01/27/2023, Certifier: Daniel M Dierkgraeff
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Soldotna, 36225 Spur Hwy (Lat: 60.505250 Lon: -151.082778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 28.7 m, Call Sign: WQDE621
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/05/2005, Expiration Date: 08/05/2015, Certifier: Arthur Tovar
    Registrant: Enstar Natural Gas, 3000 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 334-7750
  • STATION, 36225 Spur Hwy (Lat: 60.505250 Lon: -151.082778), Overall height: 28.7 m, Call Sign: WHJ682
    Assigned Frequencies: 2146.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/20/1995, Expiration Date: 02/20/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (907) 264-3750



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