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62979 Zip Code (Ridgway, IL) Detailed Profile




City: Ridgway, IL (1.17%)
County: Gallatin County, IL
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,140
Zip code population in 2010: 1,230
Zip code population in 2000: 1,408

Houses and condos: 667
Renter-occupied apartments: 120
% of renters here:

23%
State:

34%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 62979: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 76.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 62979
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.3% ($1,058)
Illinois:

2.2% ($4,328)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,181 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,029 (1.2%)

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Males: 539  (47.3%)
Females: 601  (52.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 62979:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 62979:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

Zip code 62979 compared to 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 62979 (2017)
    • 1,20285.4%White
    • 130.9%Two or more races
    • 70.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 50.4%American Indian
    • 20.1%Black
    • 10.07%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $83,779
62979:

$83,779
Illinois:

$195,300



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in 62979 zip code as of October 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 62979 is 169 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

45.6 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 62979, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $58,296 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$58,296
State:

$68,058

Salary/wage: $39,448 (reported on 78.6% of returns)
Here:

$39,448
State:

$55,396
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 67.5% for AGIs below $25k, 68.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,970 (reported on 41.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,970
Illinois:

$1,969
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,813 (reported on 26.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,813
State:

$7,786
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$467 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

+$467
State:

+$22,183
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,238 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$7,238
State:

+$12,903
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.8% for AGIs below $25k, 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $4,220 (reported on 8.9% of returns)
62979:

$4,220
Illinois:

$17,929

Total itemized deductions: $20,389 (14% of AGI, reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$20,389
State:

$26,433

Here:

14.3% of AGI
State:

19.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.2% for AGIs below $25k, 11.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,217 (reported on 10.7% of returns)
Here:

$5,217
State:

$4,525

Taxes paid: $7,489 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
62979:

$7,489
State:

$11,968
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,178 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,178
State:

$2,349
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 76.8%
Here:

77%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 68.2% for AGIs below $25k, 84.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 83.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 100.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 62979, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $37,494 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,494
State:

$54,625

Salary/wage: $29,380 (reported on 79.2% of returns)
Here:

$29,380
State:

$46,811
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 95.9% for AGIs below $10k, 65.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 72.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 27.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,436 (reported on 54.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,436
Illinois:

$2,101
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.0% for AGIs below $10k, 6.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,520 (reported on 28.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,520
State:

$4,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,240 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

+$3,240
State:

+$17,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.9% for AGIs below $10k, -0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$1,754 (reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

+$1,754
State:

+$11,771
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, -0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$4,087 (reported on 7.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,087
State:

+$2,327

IRA payment deduction: $3,188 (reported on 2.6% of returns)
62979:

$3,188
Illinois:

$3,087

Total itemized deductions: $17,318 (23% of AGI, reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

$17,318
State:

$20,239

Here:

22.8% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,631 (4% of AGI, reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,631
State:

$3,719

Here:

4.2% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,320 (reported on 73.9% of returns)
62979:

$5,320
State:

$9,882
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,656 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,656
State:

$1,788

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 75.4%
Here:

75%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 67.9% for AGIs below $10k, 71.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 85.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$44,915
Illinois:

$62,992
Ridgway, IL (62979) map Nearest zip codes: 62871, 62984, 62867, 62954, 62869, 62934.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

37.8%
Illinois:

47.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.5%
Illinois:

5.8%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 83
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 440


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 12 (3 now married, 8 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 177 (95 now married, 81 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 62979 with a mortgage: 121 (11 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 287

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $798
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $361

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

14.5%
Whole state:

12.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 62979: Ridgway Fire Department (A), Gallatin County Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 62979 include: First Baptist Church (A), Saint Joseph Church (B), Saint Patricks Church (C), Zion Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Callicott Cemetery (1), Campground Cemetery (2), Jones Cemetery (3), Jackson Cemetery (4), New Zion Cemetery (5), Riley Cemetery (6), Saint Josephs Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and swamps: Beaver Pond (A), Hulda Lake (B), Yellowbank Slough (C), Willow Pond Slough (D), Joes Slough (E), Cow Pond Slough (F), Goose Pond (G), Goose Pond Scatters (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: White Oak Creek (A), Black Branch (B), Crawford Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 502000 to 2009
  • 311990 to 1999
  • 461980 to 1989
  • 1281970 to 1979
  • 491960 to 1969
  • 1611950 to 1959
  • 661940 to 1949
  • 1231939 or earlier

Zip code 62979 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ridgway, IL (62979)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ridgway, IL (62979)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 101 bedroom
  • 502 bedrooms
  • 2463 bedrooms
  • 794 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ridgway, IL (62979)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ridgway, IL (62979)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 261 bedroom
  • 332 bedrooms
  • 433 bedrooms
  • 74 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ridgway, IL (62979) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ridgway, IL (62979) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 12no vehicle
  • 1271 vehicle
  • 1742 vehicles
  • 373 vehicles
  • 554 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ridgway, IL (62979) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ridgway, IL (62979) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 27no vehicle
  • 341 vehicle
  • 332 vehicles
  • 273 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 62979 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 62979 household income distribution in 2017
  • 40Less than $10,000
  • 23$10,000 to $14,999
  • 35$15,000 to $19,999
  • 40$20,000 to $24,999
  • 24$25,000 to $29,999
  • 49$30,000 to $34,999
  • 31$35,000 to $39,999
  • 11$40,000 to $44,999
  • 37$45,000 to $49,999
  • 12$50,000 to $59,999
  • 79$60,000 to $74,999
  • 63$75,000 to $99,999
  • 7$100,000 to $124,999
  • 47$125,000 to $149,999
  • 13$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 62979

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 62979
  • 4Less than $10,000
  • 11$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 11$30,000 to $34,999
  • 18$35,000 to $39,999
  • 29$40,000 to $49,999
  • 42$50,000 to $59,999
  • 25$60,000 to $69,999
  • 26$70,000 to $79,999
  • 27$80,000 to $89,999
  • 9$90,000 to $99,999
  • 18$100,000 to $124,999
  • 21$125,000 to $149,999
  • 44$150,000 to $174,999
  • 13$175,000 to $199,999
  • 38$200,000 to $249,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 62979

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 62979
  • 5Less than $100
  • 2$100 to $149
  • 15$200 to $249
  • 28$250 to $299
  • 9$350 to $399
  • 19$400 to $449
  • 12$700 to $749
  • 16No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $452.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $84,776
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $108,048
  • Two or more races householders: $37,401

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,779
62979:

$83,779
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,607 - $160,572
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 62979

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 561
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 19
  • 3 or 4: 43
  • Mobile homes: 34

Unemployment: 5.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 62979

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 62979
  • 84.2%415Drove a car alone
  • 6.1%30Carpooled
  • 0.6%3Bus or trolley bus
  • 2.6%13Bicycle
  • 4.7%23Other means
  • 0.8%4Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 62979

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 62979
  • 61Less than 5 minutes
  • 445 to 9 minutes
  • 6910 to 14 minutes
  • 8015 to 19 minutes
  • 3120 to 24 minutes
  • 2725 to 29 minutes
  • 5730 to 34 minutes
  • 1835 to 39 minutes
  • 640 to 44 minutes
  • 1045 to 59 minutes
  • 5260 to 89 minutes
  • 2690 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 41.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,140
  • In family households: 877 (157 male householders, 135 female householders)
    230 spouses, 261 children (246 natural, 4 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 39 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 0 other relatives, 36 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 264 (109 male householders (93 living alone)), 124 female householders (123 living alone)), 30 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 162 2-persons, 55 3-persons, 47 4-persons, 26 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 217 1-person, 8 2-persons, 8 3-persons

137 married couples with children.
53 single-parent households (5 men, 48 women).

98.7% of residents of 62979 zip code speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (27% very well, 73% well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

14.3%
Most common first ancestries reported in 62979
  • 28%German
  • 22%American
  • 11%Irish
  • 4%English
  • 4%Polish
  • 3%French
  • 3%Italian

Zip code 62979 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • RIDGWAY SEED CO (MAIN ST in RIDGWAY, IL)
    STATE MASTER (Illinois EPA Project) - AIR PROGRAM
    STATE MASTER (Illinois EPA Project) - SOLID WASTE PROGRAM
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: RETAIL NURSERIES, LAWN AND GARDEN SUPPLY STORES
    Alternative names: REMINGTON HYBRID RIDGWAY INC
  • RIDGWAY STP (MURPHY STREET in RIDGWAY, IL)
    STATE MASTER (Illinois EPA Project) - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Alternative names: RIDGWAY SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT, RIDGWAY STP, VILLAGE OF
  • AGRICO CHEMICAL CO (R R 1 in RIDGWAY, IL)
    STATE MASTER (Illinois EPA Project) - AIR PROGRAM
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: FARM SUPPLIES
  • KNAPP OIL CO (104 MAIN ST in RIDGWAY, IL)
    STATE MASTER (Illinois EPA Project) - AIR PROGRAM
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
  • BOND LUMBER CO INC (PO BOX 208 in RIDGWAY, IL)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: SAWMILLS AND PLANING MILLS, GENERAL

Zip code 62979 marital status for males
Zip code 62979 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 17.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.5%Electricity
  • 1.5%Coal or coke

Population in 1990: 1,686.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 768
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 298
  • South: 57
  • West: 7

70% of the 62979 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Illinois.

91% of the 62979 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 7% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Ridgway, IL (62979)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school):
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

11.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

9.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1
Here:

4.1%
Illinois:

27.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 68,212Construction and extraction occupations
  • 68,178Management occupations
  • 57,541Production occupations
  • 55,701Sales and related occupations
  • 43,769Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 39,511Education, training, and library occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (5-9: 1)
  • Educational Services: All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction (5-9: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 52 people in nursing homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Most common first names in zip code 62979 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3580.1 years
John3473.7 years
James3177.2 years
Charles2277.3 years
William1776.1 years
George1375.8 years
Anna1284.3 years
Joseph1078.8 years
Robert973.3 years
Eugene973.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 62979 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Drone3074.5 years
Jones1181.0 years
Abell1180.3 years
Schmitt1180.3 years
Williams1180.6 years
Downen1187.9 years
Cox1073.8 years
Smith1081.0 years
Murphy980.8 years
Miner882.6 years

Businesses in zip code 62979

  • True Value: 1

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