Ridgely, Maryland

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Population in 2019: 1,657 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +22.6%
Males: 713  (43.1%)
Females: 944  (56.9%)
Median resident age:

36.1 years
Maryland median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 21660.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,884 (it was $35,750 in 2000)
Ridgely:

$52,884
MD:

$86,738

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,423 (it was $15,581 in 2000)

Ridgely town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $178,080 (it was $87,700 in 2000)
Ridgely:

$178,080
MD:

$332,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $207,785; detached houses: $205,599

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,032.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ridgely: 91.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.0%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.0% for Black residents, 21.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ridgely, MD (2019)
    • 1,20569.7%White alone
    • 21212.3%Hispanic
    • 18810.9%Black alone
    • 885.1%Two or more races
    • 221.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Ridgely, Maryland as of June 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ridgely is 154 to 1.


Crime rates in Ridgely by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(73.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(65.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(73.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(130.3)
3
(195.3)
1
(64.5)
3
(181.3)
2
(121.2)
2
(124.4)
1
(62.2)
1
(62.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.1)
1
(60.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(883.7)
5
(336.7)
4
(260.6)
25
(1,628)
40
(2,581)
13
(785.5)
7
(424.2)
8
(497.5)
6
(373.1)
5
(310.4)
2
(124.1)
1
(61.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(121.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(589.1)
5
(336.7)
20
(1,303)
31
(2,018)
37
(2,387)
23
(1,390)
17
(1,030)
10
(621.9)
6
(373.1)
5
(310.4)
9
(558.7)
9
(554.9)
4
(244.2)
3
(181.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
38
(2,798)
37
(2,492)
35
(2,280)
55
(3,581)
86
(5,548)
80
(4,834)
60
(3,636)
36
(2,239)
29
(1,803)
38
(2,359)
38
(2,359)
24
(1,480)
13
(793.7)
39
(2,361)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(336.7)
2
(130.3)
2
(130.2)
3
(193.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(181.8)
1
(62.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.1)
1
(61.7)
3
(183.2)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(65.1)
2
(130.2)
1
(64.5)
3
(181.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.2)
2
(124.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(186.2)
N/A2
(122.1)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index410.9217.5284.0731.1940.0502.1353.3274.9191.5196.8163.3115.381.8197.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ridgely, MD

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
Maryland average:

2.74
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Ancestries: Irish (14.3%), American (12.2%), German (6.9%), English (6.6%), Scottish (4.3%), Polish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1896

Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,555 people per square mile   (low).

Ridgely, Maryland map

152 residents are foreign born (6.7% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This town:

8.8%
Maryland:

15.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,603 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,517 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dundalk, MD (40.1 miles , pop. 62,306).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (46.7 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (82.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Hillsboro, MD (1.9 miles),
Queen Anne, MD (2.0 miles),
West Denton, MD (2.1 miles),
Greensboro, MD (2.2 miles ),
Denton, MD (2.3 miles ),
Four Corners, MD (2.5 miles ),
Cordova, MD (2.7 miles ),
Williston, MD (2.8 miles)

Latitude: 38.94 N, Longitude: 75.88 W

Area code: 410

Distribution of median household income in Ridgely, MD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ridgely, MD in 2019
Ridgely satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $51,500
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $184,400
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $212,300
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $12,800
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $10,900
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $204,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Ridgely, MD residents
Average permit cost in Ridgely, MD
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Maryland:

6.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +338 (+33.3%).
Most common industries in Ridgely, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.9%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Food (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.1%)
  • Food (6.1%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Ridgely, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.7%)

Average climate in Ridgely, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ridgely, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.4. This is about average.

City:

70.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.81
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00406. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00406
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Ridgely-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Maryland state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.3 miles away from the Ridgely town center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Ridgely-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 132.3 miles away from Ridgely center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.9 miles away from Ridgely center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 132.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 144.4 miles away from Ridgely center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 144.9 miles away from Ridgely center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Caroline County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgely topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ridgely:

  • CAROLINE CNTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • WESLEYAN HEALTH CARE CNTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • CAROLINE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • ENVOY OF DENTON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DENTON, MD)
  • CORSICA HILLS CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CENTREVILLE, MD)
  • DAVITA - EASTON (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; EASTON, MD)

Airports located in Ridgely:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgely:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 25 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,239)
  • Delaware State University (about 25 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 31 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 33 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 35 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 10,501)
  • All-State Career-Baltimore (about 42 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,287)
  • The Community College of Baltimore County (about 43 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 15,217)

Public high school in Ridgely:

Public elementary/middle school in Ridgely:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ridgely: Ridgely Branch Library (A), Ridgely Town Hall (B), Ridgely Volunteer Fire Department (C), Ridgely Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ridgely: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Ridgely: Martin Sutton Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Caroline County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ridgely and their reported violations in the past:

TOWN OF RIDGELY (Address: 2 CENTRAL AVE. , Population served: 1,600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAR-19-2013 to JUL-13-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2010)
BENEDICTINE SCHOOL (Address: 14299 BENEDICTINE LANE , Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2009)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006)
DOVE ESTATES (Serves DE, Population served: 111, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2013)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ridgely that have no violations reported:

  • TUCKAHOE STATE PARK (TOWER) (Address: 13070 CROUSE MILL RD , Population served: 110, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.2%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Ridgely (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Ridgely Branch at 510 Central Avenue, branch established on 1931/08/04. 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
  • Provident State Bank, Inc.: Ridgely Branch at 1 West Belle Street, branch established on 1998/03/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.4 mil, Deposits: $213.8 mil, headquarters in Preston, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Psb Holding Corp.
  • The Queenstown Bank of Maryland: Ridgely Branch at 204a East 6th Street, branch established on 2009/03/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $447.8 mil, Deposits: $401.4 mil, headquarters in Queenstown, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Queenstown Bancorp Of Maryland, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Ridgely:

Marital status in Ridgely, MD
  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Ridgely:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Maryland average:

12.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ridgely
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ridgely, MD (based on Caroline County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,65230
Mainline Protestant3,42225
Catholic2,5853
Black Protestant1,4537
Other17-
None21,937-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Caroline County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.3%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.0%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.4%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.5%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Ridgely:

29.1
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.8%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ridgely:

11.8%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ridgely:

34.1%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

54.7%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.8%
State:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ridgely, MD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$21,140$50,7360$0
Streets and Highways 3$14,884$59,5360$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,606$57,6363$499
Totals for Government 10$45,630$54,7563$499

Ridgely government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $474,000 ($286.06)
    Water Utilities: $421,000 ($254.07)
    Police Protection: $344,000 ($207.60)
    Central Staff Services: $164,000 ($98.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $121,000 ($73.02)
    Regular Highways: $101,000 ($60.95)
    General - Other: $94,000 ($56.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $74,000 ($44.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($15.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($7.24)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($6.64)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($3.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $95,000 ($57.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $292,000 ($176.22)
    Regular Highways: $174,000 ($105.01)
    Police Protection: $95,000 ($57.33)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($5.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $554,000 ($334.34)

Ridgely government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $426,000 ($257.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000 ($62.16)
    Other: $8,000 ($4.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($2.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $53,000 ($31.99)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($2.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $303,000 ($182.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $359,000 ($216.66)
    Highways: $26,000 ($15.69)
  • Tax - Property: $736,000 ($444.18)
    Individual Income: $118,000 ($71.21)
    Public Utility License: $27,000 ($16.29)
    Other License: $4,000 ($2.41)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($1.21)

Ridgely government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,470,000 ($1490.65)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,363,000 ($1426.07)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $388,000 ($234.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $282,000 ($170.19)

Ridgely government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $768,000 ($463.49)

6.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Maryland average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Talbot County, MD  1.18% ($43,547 average AGI)
from Queen Anne's County, MD  1.02% ($46,797)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.84% ($56,267)


6.76% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Maryland average:

7.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Talbot County, MD  0.93% ($43,966 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, MD  0.92% ($35,043)
to Queen Anne's County, MD  0.75% ($47,755)

Businesses in Ridgely, MD

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgely:

  • WKDI (840 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DENTON, MD; Owner: BAYSHORE COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgely:

  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRNR-FM (103.1 FM; GRASONVILLE, MD; Owner: EMPIRE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCEI-FM (96.7 FM; EASTON, MD; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WINX-FM (94.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: CWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgely:

  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • Ridgely, Maryland
  • Fatal accident count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:6
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Maryland average
  • Fatal accident count5593
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents8432
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1973
  • Fatalities6171
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents14127
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents663
See more detailed statistics of Ridgely fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.0mTotal length
  • 2,945Total average daily traffic
  • 25Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,789Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ridgely)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • First St 100 E Of Central Ave (Lat: 38.943167 Lon: -75.881611), Call Sign: KBZ282,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.7000 MHz, Grant Date: 07/12/2000, Expiration Date: 09/21/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: Caroline County Commissioners, 7n First St, Denton, MD 21629, Phone: (301) 634-2424
  • 502 Factory St (Lat: 38.944278 Lon: -75.899111), Call Sign: KBB708, Licensee ID: L00031248,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz, Grant Date: 04/28/1997, Expiration Date: 06/19/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2002, Registrant: Saulsbury Bros Inc, Ridgely, MD 21660, Phone: (410) 634-2141
  • Lat: 38.942222 Lon: -75.878944, Call Sign: WQWC993,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.412 MHz, 452.162 MHz, 451.687 MHz, 457.837 MHz, 457.412 MHz, 462.362 MHz, Grant Date: 07/21/2015, Expiration Date: 07/21/2025, Certifier: Michael P Snyder, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Ridgely, 118 North Central Ave (Lat: 38.953056 Lon: -75.884194), Type: Building, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQHR799,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17935.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/28/2017, Expiration Date: 10/18/2027, Certifier: Jim Mccormick, Registrant: Commissioners Of Caroline County, Md, 411 Franklin Street, Denton, MD 21629, Phone: (410) 479-5000, Fax: (410) 479-5846, Email:
  • PL54XC829, 402 W Railroad Street (Lat: 38.943028 Lon: -75.890556), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 53.6 m, Call Sign: WQQM888,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2013, Expiration Date: 01/30/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Ridgely Airport (Lat: 38.966778 Lon: -75.866333), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KGY4,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz, Grant Date: 02/03/2000, Expiration Date: 02/03/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2005, Registrant: Ridgely Airport Inc, 24030 Racetrack Rd, Ridgely, MD 21660
  • Ridgely Airpark (Lat: 38.967056 Lon: -75.871611), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: KSP7,
    Assigned Frequencies: 120.225 MHz, Grant Date: 03/20/2001, Expiration Date: 03/20/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2006, Registrant: Ridgely Airpark Inc, 24030 Racetrack Rd Ste 3, Ridgely, MD 21660
  • Ridgely Airpark (Lat: 38.968444 Lon: -75.869667), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB3340,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.22651 MHz, Grant Date: 06/28/2000, Expiration Date: 06/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: Ridgely Airpark Inc, 24030 Racetrack Rd, Ridgely, MD 21660

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ridgely)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH P35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9735Y , Serial Number: D-7131, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 02/27/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 12/23/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Robert L Carmean, Po Box 993, Ridgely, MD 21660
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150K (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 6179G , Serial Number: 15071679, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1970, Certificate Issue Date: 01/31/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Gregory A Stultz, 12915 Hog Lot Rd, Ridgely, MD 21660
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/25/2018
  • Aircraft: MONARD JAMES THOMAS RAF 2000 GTX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 107TM , Serial Number: H2-02-13-530, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 10/10/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 08/11/2004
    Registrant (Individual): James T Monard, 24276 Race Track Rd, Ridgely, MD 21660
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/06/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 45. The highest number of fires - 63 took place in 2014, and the least - 27 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Ridgely, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (65.0%), and Outside Fires (24.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ridgely, MD
    • 49565.0%Structure Fires
    • 19024.9%Outside Fires
    • 455.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 324.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ridgely, MD
Most common first names in Ridgely, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary15679.8 years
William14874.2 years
James9268.7 years
Charles9275.7 years
Dorothy7270.2 years
John6566.4 years
Thomas4866.1 years
Harry4473.7 years
Robert4470.7 years
Richard3667.7 years
Most common last names in Ridgely, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6479.5 years
Downes6070.5 years
Brown5273.6 years
Ebling4880.9 years
Walls4480.2 years
Towers4474.9 years
Thomas4475.4 years
Nichols4468.7 years
Jones4077.3 years
Eaton3677.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ridgely, MD
  • 66.1%Electricity
  • 13.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Other fuel
  • 2.1%Solar energy
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ridgely, MD
  • 87.8%Electricity
  • 7.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.5%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ridgely compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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