Ridgeway, New York

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Population in 2010: 6,780. Population change since 2000: -1.5%
 
Males: 3,341  (49.3%)
Females: 3,439  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14103.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,468 (it was $35,206 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$45,468
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,431 (it was $17,316 in 2000)

Ridgeway town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $80,848 (it was $67,500 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$80,848
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $94,239; Detached houses: $98,801; Townhouses or other attached units: $144,502; In 2-unit structures: $96,335; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $129,089; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $70,646; Mobile homes: $44,564
Ridgeway races chart
  • White alone - 6,129 (90.4%)
  • Hispanic - 249 (3.7%)
  • Black alone - 207 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 112 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 44 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 29 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)

Races in Ridgeway detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ridgeway: 173.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.4%), English (24.7%), Irish (14.3%), Polish (10.8%), Italian (8.1%), United States (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 50.0 square miles.

Population density: 136 people per square mile   (very low).

Ridgeway,NY real estate house value index trend

Ridgeway, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Ridgeway:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgeway town:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

125 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.8%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Ridgeway town:  2.8% ($1,908)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Ridgeway satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amherst, NY (25.5 miles , pop. 116,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (32.9 miles , pop. 292,648).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (280.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Medina, NY (1.2 miles ), Shelby, NY (1.8 miles ), Middleport, NY (2.2 miles ), Lyndonville, NY (2.4 miles ), Yates, NY (2.7 miles ), Hartland, NY (2.8 miles ), Royalton, NY (3.0 miles ), Gasport, NY (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $45,200
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $60,500
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $42,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $115,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.24 N, Longitude: 78.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 716

Ridgeway household income distribution Ridgeway home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Ridgeway: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ridgeway, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ridgeway-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 158.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 208.5 miles away from Ridgeway center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 181.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 248.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 152.3 miles away from Ridgeway center
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orleans County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgeway topographic map

Birthplace of: John Caldwell (Michigan politician) - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Ridgeway:

  • MEDINA MEMORIAL HLTH CARE SYS LTHHCP (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; MEDINA, NY)
  • MEDINA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; MEDINA, NY)
  • ORCHARD MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MEDINA, NY)
  • HOSPICE OF ORLEANS , INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ALBION, NY)
  • ARNOLD GREGORY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ALBION, NY)
  • ABSOLUT CTR FOR NURSING AND REHAB GASPORT L L C (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GASPORT, NY)
  • ODD FELLOW AND REBEKAH REHAB AND HLTH CARE CTR INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LOCKPORT, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgeway:

  • Genesee Community College (about 20 miles; Batavia, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,290)
  • SUNY College at Brockport (about 23 miles; Brockport, NY; FT enrollment: 7,398)
  • Niagara County Community College (about 26 miles; Sanborn, NY; FT enrollment: 4,757)
  • University at Buffalo (about 27 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 25,415)
  • Daemen College (about 28 miles; Amherst, NY; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Canisius College (about 33 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)
  • Medaille College (about 33 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,361)

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Notable locations in Ridgeway: Shelridge Country Club (A), Kniland Dairy Farms (B), Sentiff Farms (C), George Farms (D), Rocky Haven Farm (E), Petrie Farms (F), Toussaint Farms (G), Pettit Farms (H), Stipp Farms (I), Elpay Farms (J), Giltner Farms (K), Nice Farms (L), Medina - Wildwood Lake Campground (M), Medina Waste Water Treatment Plant (N), Empire Orchards (O), Al-Lin Fruit Farm (P), Bashford's Farm (Q), Medina Village Hall (R), Diana Theatre (S), S A Ross Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ridgeway include: Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (A), First Methodist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (D), Saint John's Episcopal Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Bethel Baptist Church (G), Faith Bible Baptist Church (H), Faith Covenant Fellowship (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Knowlesville Cemetery (1), Sacred Heart Cemetery (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3), Boxwood Cemetery (4), Bates Road Cemetery (5), West Ridgeway Cemetery (6), North Ridgeway Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Glenwood Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Fish Creek (A), Jeddo Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Orleans County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.8%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

14.4%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.9%
Whole state:

7.4%

People in group quarters in Ridgeway in 2010:

  • 28 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
29 people in nursing homes in 2000
19 people in other group homes in 2000

Ridgeway compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ridgeway town (based on Orleans County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.53%
Here: 45.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim Estimate
Adherents55.1%14.9%5.5%5.1%4.2%
Congregations14.9%23.4%8.5%8.5%2.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodEpiscopal Church The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.4%2.2%1.8%4.1%
Congregations6.4%8.5%6.4%2.1%19.1%
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: 9
Orleans County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Orleans County:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Orleans County:

26.2%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.5%
State:

15.6%

4.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monroe County, NY  1.89% ($35,460 average AGI)
from Niagara County, NY  0.55% ($31,897)
from Genesee County, NY  0.46% ($29,808)


5.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
New York average:

5.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monroe County, NY  1.89% ($33,603 average AGI)
to Niagara County, NY  0.57% ($32,311)
to Genesee County, NY  0.54% ($34,047)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgeway:

  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLGZ (990 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WLVL (1340 AM; 1 kW; LOCKPORT, NY; Owner: CULVER COMMUNICATIONS CORP., INC.)
  • WHTK (1280 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXXI (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgeway:

  • W207BD (89.3 FM; MEDINA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WJCA (102.1 FM; ALBION, NY; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMJQ (105.5 FM; BROCKPORT, NY; Owner: CANANDAIGUA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCOU (88.3 FM; WARSAW, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WLOF (101.7 FM; ATTICA, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgeway:

  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ridgeway, New York:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 35
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
New York average:
  • Fatal accident count: 143
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 200
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 153
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 372
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30
See more detailed statistics of Ridgeway fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 22
Total length: 67 meters (220ft)
Total costs: $57,914,000
Total average daily traffic: 34,209
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,718
Total future (year 2021) average daily traffic: 46,280

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 5
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 0
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ridgeway, NY

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rt 63 & Us 104 (Lat: 43.253389 Lon: -78.388639), Call Sign: KTS563
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.0800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/06/2011, Expiration Date: 10/14/2021
    Registrant: County Of Orleans, 14064 W. County House Rd, Albion, NY 14411, Phone: (585) 589-4414, Fax: (585) 589-7671, Email:
  • Ny 63 & Us 104 (Lat: 43.253389 Lon: -78.388639), Call Sign: KEJ84
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.085 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/2011, Expiration Date: 08/27/2021
    Registrant: County Of Orleans, 14064 W. County House Rd, Albion, NY 14411, Phone: (585) 580-4414, Email:

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