For population 25 years and over in Ridgway:
For population 15 years and over in Ridgway village:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $627 (2.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (40.7 miles , pop. 121,582).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (122.1 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (281.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Junction, IL (2.3 miles) , Equality, IL (2.5 miles ), Omaha, IL (2.6 miles ), Shawneetown, IL (2.7 miles ), Old Shawneetown, IL (3.1 miles ), Eldorado, IL (3.1 miles ), New Haven, IL (3.2 miles ), Norris City, IL (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 37.80 N, Longitude: 88.26 W
Area code: 618
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Crime rate in Ridgway detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -183 (-16.5%).
Work and jobs in Ridgway: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ridgway, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Ridgway-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 142% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/16/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the Ridgway village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Ridgway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 49.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.3 miles away from Ridgway center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.0 miles away from Ridgway center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Gallatin County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 28.7%
(28.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
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Religion statistics for Ridgway (based on Gallatin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.03%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
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5.40% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,231 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:
5.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,341 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ridgway)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
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