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Population in 2012: 4,006 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.7%
 

Males: 1,956  (48.8%)
Females: 2,050  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  43.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:  43.3 years

Zip code: 15853

Estimated median household income in 2011: $36,492 (it was $33,141 in 2000)
Ridgway:

$36,492
Pennsylvania:

$50,228
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $22,101

Ridgway borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $72,908 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Ridgway:

$72,908
Pennsylvania:

$164,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $87,205; Detached houses: $87,064; In 2-unit structures: $75,006; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $257,983; Mobile homes: $5,733

Median gross rent in 2011: $555.

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  • White alone - 3,969 (97.3%)
  • Two or more races - 30 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 24 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 26 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 23 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ridgway: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.5%), Italian (20.5%), Irish (9.1%), English (7.8%), Swedish (6.3%), Polish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/15/1881

Elevation: 1400 feet

Land area: 2.67 square miles.

Population density: 1503 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ridgway:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ridgway borough:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

49 residents are foreign born

This borough:  1.2%
Pennsylvania:  5.5%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Ridgway, Pennsylvania as of April 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ridgway to the number of sex offenders is 578 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,492 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,395 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Erie, PA (84.3 miles , pop. 103,717).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (94.2 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (212.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Johnsonburg borough, PA (2.3 miles ), St. Marys, PA (3.1 miles ), Brockway borough, PA (3.6 miles ), Kane borough, PA (4.1 miles ), Treasure Lake, PA (4.2 miles ), Falls Creek borough, PA (4.5 miles ), DuBois, PA (4.6 miles ), Mount Jewett borough, PA (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 41.42 N, Longitude: 78.73 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +475 (+11.4%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 970 (49.3%)

Area code: 814

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Crime rates in Ridgway by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000111303
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.023.824.424.774.80.073.9
Robberies 111210010100
per 100,000 21.821.722.445.122.80.00.024.40.024.90.00.0
Assaults 15232727333923123446
per 100,000 326.6498.8604.8608.9751.7905.7548.4292.474.199.797.8147.8
Burglaries 82323261820273023382625
per 100,000 174.2498.8515.2586.4410.0464.5643.8731.0568.5946.9635.5615.8
Thefts 149110148116129988790921539898
per 100,000 3244.12385.63315.42616.12938.52275.92074.42193.02273.93812.62395.52413.8
Auto thefts 5410266122532
per 100,000 108.986.7224.045.1136.7139.323.848.749.4124.673.349.3
Arson 001111035102
per 100,000 0.00.022.422.622.823.20.073.1123.624.90.049.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 220.3241.2311.2281.8311.3312.7256.2225.8167.6312.9164.1230.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ridgway detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

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Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ridgway-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Ridgway borough center killed 7 people and injured 30 people.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 tornado 14.7 miles away from the borough center killed 4 people and injured 40 people.

Earthquake activity:

Ridgway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 99% 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 86.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from Ridgway center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 71.3 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 Elk County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Snowfall: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Billy Rhines - Baseball player, Dan A. Surra - Politician, James Henry Gillis - Navy admiral, Joe Kulbacki - Football player, Tom Knowlson - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Ridgway:

  • ELK REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; SAINT MARYS, PA)
  • KANE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; KANE, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in Ridgway, PA

Heliports located in Ridgway:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgway:

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 37 miles; Clarion, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,473)
  • Saint Bonaventure University (about 48 miles; Saint Bonaventure, NY; FT enrollment: 2,154)
  • Jamestown Community College (about 54 miles; Jamestown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,816)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 61 miles; Indiana, PA; FT enrollment: 12,422)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 63 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 43,065)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 64 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • Lock Haven University (about 69 miles; Lock Haven, PA; FT enrollment: 4,769)

Public high schools in Ridgway:

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Library in Ridgway:

  • RIDGWAY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $90,542; Location: 329 CENTER ST; 17,995 books; 398 audio materials; 882 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 57 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ridgway: Ridgway Fire Department Capital City (A), Ridgway Fire Department Central Station (B), Ridgway Fire Department Second Ward (C), Boro Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Leos Cemetery (1), Pine Grove Cemetery (2), Thayer Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gallagher Run (A), Elk Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Elk County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 109 Center Street).

Court: Domestic Relations of Elk County Court House (250 West Main Street).

 
Elk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.3%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  60.2%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ridgway, PA

People in group quarters in Ridgway in 2010:

  • 51 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Ridgway in 2000:

  • 60 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Ridgway compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Ridgway (2011 data):

  • Northwest Savings Bank: Ridgway Branch at 121 Main Street, branch established on 2002/10/15; Main At Mill Streets Branch at 170 Main St, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices
  • CNB Bank: Ridgway Branch at 2070 Court Street, branch established on 1901/08/01. Info updated 2009/08/05: Bank assets: $1,579.5 mil, Deposits: $1,354.4 mil, headquarters in Clearfield, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Cnb Financial Corporation
  • The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton: Ridgway Branch at 173 Main Street, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2008/11/05: Bank assets: $490.2 mil, Deposits: $416.5 mil, headquarters in Emlenton, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Emclaire Financial Corp
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Ridgway Branch at 301 Main Street, branch established on 1964/07/17. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Ridgway travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ridgway (based on Elk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.66%
Here81.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents79.1%7.2%5.3%1.9%1.5%
Congregations25.0%25.0%11.4%2.3%9.1%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.2%0.6%0.6%0.5%1.9%
Congregations2.3%4.5%4.5%2.3%13.6%
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: 8
Elk County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Elk County:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Elk County:

27.5%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Elk County:

6.7%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$7,246$28,9840$0
Other Government Administration 5$19,964$47,9140$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$14,006$42,0185$6,292
Police - Other 1$1,908$22,8960$0
Streets and Highways 12$40,948$40,9481$1,550
Solid Waste Management 3$9,319$37,2760$0
Sewerage 3$12,126$48,5040$0
Water Supply 2$7,530$45,1800$0
Totals for Government 33$113,047$41,1086$7,842

Ridgway government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $117,000 ($29.21)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.75)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $430,000 ($107.34)
    Police Protection: $375,000 ($93.61)
    Sewerage: $347,000 ($86.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $328,000 ($81.88)
    Regular Highways: $316,000 ($78.88)
    Water Utilities: $314,000 ($78.38)
    Housing & Community Development: $217,000 ($54.17)
    Central Staff Services: $93,000 ($23.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $68,000 ($16.97)
    General Public Buildings: $24,000 ($5.99)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($5.99)
    Libraries: $19,000 ($4.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $833,000 ($207.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,673,000 ($916.87)
    Fire Protection: $500,000 ($124.81)
    Sewerage: $105,000 ($26.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($0.75)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,186,000 ($296.06)

Ridgway government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,285,000 ($320.77)
    Sewerage: $634,000 ($158.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $350,000 ($87.37)
    Parking Facilities: $21,000 ($5.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($3.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $177,000 ($44.18)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $28,000 ($6.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,264,000 ($315.53)
    Interest Earnings: $212,000 ($52.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $479,000 ($119.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $89,000 ($22.22)
    All Other: $44,000 ($10.98)
    General Support: $2,000 ($0.50)
  • Tax - Property: $685,000 ($170.99)
    Individual Income: $284,000 ($70.89)
    NEC: $221,000 ($55.17)

Ridgway government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $13,886,000 ($3466.30)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $170,000 ($42.44)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,616,000 ($1152.27)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $8,402,000 ($2097.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,038,000 ($259.11)

Ridgway government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,837,000 ($708.19)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,022,000 ($255.12)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $37,000 ($9.24)

2.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,764 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.54%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

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 Jefferson County, PA  0.29% ($20,250 average AGI)
from Clearfield County, PA  0.25% ($14,647)
from McKean County, PA  0.20% ($25,481)


3.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,656 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.76%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clearfield County, PA  0.33% ($36,413 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.32% ($23,578)
to Jefferson County, PA  0.29% ($22,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgway:

  • WKBI (1400 AM; 1 kW; ST. MARYS, PA; Owner: THE ELK-CAMERON BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCED (1420 AM; 5 kW; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNAE (1310 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCPA (900 AM; 3 kW; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLEM (1250 AM; 3 kW; EMPORIUM, PA; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WECZ (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgway:

  • WJNG (100.5 FM; JOHNSONBURG, PA; Owner: STRATTAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKBI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MARYS, PA; Owner: THE ELK-CAMERON BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WDDH (97.5 FM; ST. MARYS, PA; Owner: LAUREL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WPSB (90.1 FM; KANE, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOKW (102.9 FM; CURWENSVILLE, PA; Owner: RAYMARK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDBA (107.3 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: DU BOIS AREA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQYX (93.1 FM; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WQRM (106.3 FM; SMETHPORT, PA; Owner: FARM & HOME BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOWQ (102.1 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WQKY (98.9 FM; EMPORIUM, PA; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLMI (103.9 FM; KANE, PA; Owner: BEECH TREE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHKS (94.9 FM; PORT ALLEGANY, PA; Owner: L-COM INC.)
  • W220BU (91.9 FM; SAINT MARY'S, PA; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES RADIO, INC.)
  • WUBZ-FM (105.9 FM; PHILIPSBURG, PA; Owner: MOSHANNON VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDSN (106.5 FM; REYNOLDSVILLE, PA; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMKX (105.5 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: STRATTAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W202BE (88.3 FM; KANE, PA; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgway:

  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)

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

Ridgway, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 32
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 126
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 94
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 220
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 17

See more detailed statistics of Ridgway fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 41 meters (135ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 28,560
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,029

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ridgway)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ridgway, PA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • Rt 219 Bootjack Rd (Lat: 41.379778 Lon: -78.685833), Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WMW688
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/13/1995, Expiration Date: 08/01/2014
    Registrant: Phone: (814) 375-2797
  • BOROUGH OF RIDGEWAY, Various Locations (Lat: 41.425056 Lon: -78.733917), Overall height: 2.4 m, Call Sign: WPOT762
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.356 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2009, Expiration Date: 05/11/2019
    Registrant: Phone: (724) 430-3974
  • ELK CO 911CS, 15854 Boot Jack Road (Lat: 41.392667 Lon: -78.690278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 72.8 m, Call Sign: WQJB462
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/2008, Expiration Date: 07/15/2018, Certifier: Kevin Johnson
    Registrant: Centre Communications, Bellefonte, PA 16823, Phone: (814) 355-4818, Email:
  • ASR 1028871, Boot Jack Summit Near Int Of Us 219 And Pa Rt 948 (Lat: 41.386389 Lon: -78.691944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 122.5 m, Call Sign: WQQT241
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/2013, Expiration Date: 08/25/2013, Certifier: Dennis D Heindl
    Registrant: Polner Law Office, 16 Forest Hills Drive, Madison, CT 06443, Phone: (203) 245-0732, Email:
  • WKBI-FM Tower, Boot Jack Summit, Near Intersection Of Us219 And Pa Rt 946 (Lat: 41.386389 Lon: -78.691944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 122.5 m, Call Sign: WQQZ596
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/01/2013, Expiration Date: 08/01/2014, Certifier: Cary H Simpson
    Registrant: Polner Law Office, 16 Forest Hills Drive, Madison, CT 06443, Phone: (203) 245-0732, Email:
  • S1/4 Sec A Highland Park (Lat: 41.415889 Lon: -78.567500), Call Sign: KVM76, Licensee ID: L00532891
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/1966, Expiration Date: 08/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 09/25/2003
    Registrant: The Elk-Cameron Broadcasting Co., P. O. Box 466, St. Marys, PA 15857

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ridgway)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: HUGHES 369A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 6255X , Serial Number: 780622, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/20/2000
    Registrant (Corporation): Pelican Air Inc, Po Box 471, Ridgway, PA 15853



Most common first names in Ridgway, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10073.5 years
Mary7877.9 years
William7475.5 years
Joseph5873.8 years
James5471.1 years
Robert5273.6 years
Helen4479.2 years
George4076.2 years
Harry4077.3 years
Ruth3980.1 years
Most common last names in Ridgway, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6678.7 years
Anderson4677.4 years
Nelson2881.5 years
Smith2678.7 years
Miller2171.2 years
Carlson2081.2 years
Gardner1971.0 years
Thompson1579.3 years
Steis1579.7 years
Benson1481.9 years
Businesses in Ridgway, PA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Rite Aid1UPS1
Subway1YMCA1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • David M. Miller-Martini (1)
  • Ralph A. Williams (1)
  • Julian Alex Thomas (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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