For population 25 years and over in Ridgeway:
For population 15 years and over in Ridgeway town:
125 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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:
Latitude: 43.24 N, Longitude: 78.39 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 716
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
Ridgeway-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 45.1 miles away from the Ridgeway town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 8/23/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 25.2 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Ridgeway-area historical earthquake activity is above New York state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 40.9 miles away from Ridgeway center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 46.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.3 miles away from Ridgeway center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), 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: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: John Caldwell (Michigan politician) - Politician.
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
29 people in nursing homes in 2000
People in group quarters in Ridgeway in 2010:
19 people in other group homes in 2000
Ridgeway compared to New York state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Ridgeway town (based on Orleans County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.53%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,343 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,701 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($177 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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: 22See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ridgeway, NY
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
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
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