Ridgeway, Ohio

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Population in 2022: 308 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 
Males: 138  (44.8%)
Females: 170  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Ohio median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 43345.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $62,787 (it was $43,542 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$62,787
OH:

$65,720

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $31,446 (it was $18,537 in 2000)

Ridgeway village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $132,281 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$132,281
OH:

$204,100

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $143,705; detached houses: $150,062; mobile homes: $30,375

Median gross rent in 2022: $903.

March 2022 cost of living index in Ridgeway: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 2.7%

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  • Races in Ridgeway, OH (2022)
    • 27594.8%White alone
    • 72.4%Hispanic
    • 20.7%Other race alone
    • 10.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ridgeway, Ohio as of June 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ridgeway is 357 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (44.5%), German (27.3%), English (8.6%), Irish (6.2%), European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1053 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 513 people per square mile   (low).

Ridgeway, Ohio map

10 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America).

This village:

3.4%
Ohio:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,261 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,726 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, OH (42.4 miles , pop. 65,358).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (47.4 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (232.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mount Victory, OH (1.7 miles ),
Rushsylvania, OH (2.5 miles ),
West Mansfield, OH (2.8 miles ),
Belle Center, OH (3.1 miles ),
Kenton, OH (3.1 miles ),
La Rue, OH (3.3 miles ),
Huntsville, OH (3.6 miles ),
Zanesfield, OH (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 40.51 N, Longitude: 83.57 W

Area code: 937

Distribution of median household income in Ridgeway, OH in 2022
Distribution of house value in Ridgeway, OH in 2022
Ridgeway satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.2%
Ohio:

3.1%
Most common industries in Ridgeway, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (20.3%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Truck transportation (5.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (29.3%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Truck transportation (8.1%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.1%)
  • Rail transportation (4.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.2%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Ridgeway, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (18.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Financial managers (4.1%)

Average climate in Ridgeway, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ridgeway-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.1 miles away from the Ridgeway village center killed 36 people and injured 1150 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the village center killed 3 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ridgeway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 160.9 miles away from Ridgeway center
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) earthquake occurred 179.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 146.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 270.9 miles away from Ridgeway center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 351.5 miles away from Ridgeway 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 Hardin County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgeway topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ridgeway:

  • HARDIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; KENTON, OH)
  • HARDIN COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; KENTON, OH)
  • CORINTHIAN THE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KENTON, OH)
  • LOU IN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; KENTON, OH)
  • RAVENWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; KENTON, OH)
  • FMC - MAD RIVER DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; BELLEFONTAINE, OH)
  • HIGH POINT HOME HEALTH, LTD (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; BELLEFONTAINE, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgeway:

  • Ohio Northern University (about 23 miles; Ada, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,474)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 29 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 35 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 4,231)
  • The University of Findlay (about 38 miles; Findlay, OH; FT enrollment: 3,649)
  • Edison State Community College (about 42 miles; Piqua, OH; FT enrollment: 2,049)
  • Otterbein University (about 43 miles; Westerville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,933)
  • Clark State Community College (about 45 miles; Springfield, OH; FT enrollment: 3,689)

Public high school in Ridgeway:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hardin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.7 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

74.4%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

10.4%
Whole state:

6.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Ridgeway:

Marital status in Ridgeway, OH
  • Never married: 10.3%
  • Now married: 72.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Ridgeway:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Ohio average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ridgeway, OH (based on Hardin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,76932
Evangelical Protestant3,89838
Catholic1,8002
Black Protestant611
Other-1
None20,530-
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: 4
Here:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Hardin County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Hardin County:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Hardin County:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hardin County:

9.9%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hardin County:

29.6%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.6%
Ohio:

50.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ridgeway:

42.3%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.8%
Ohio:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ridgeway:

20.5%
Ohio:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ridgeway:

6.7
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ridgeway:

40.6%
Ohio:

34.3%

General health condition:
Ridgeway:

52.2%
Ohio:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Ridgeway:

77.6%
Ohio:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ridgeway, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,429$53,1480$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,989
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,499
Totals for Government 1$4,429$53,1488$5,488

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $275,000 ($892.86)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $41,000 ($133.12)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($97.40)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($87.66)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($29.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,000 ($129.87)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $55,000 ($178.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $106,000 ($344.16)
    Highways: $2,000 ($6.49)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $41,000 ($133.12)
    Property: $15,000 ($48.70)
    Public Utility License: $1,000 ($3.25)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $294,000 ($954.55)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgeway:

  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WOSU (820 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgeway:

  • WPKO-FM (98.3 FM; BELLEFONTAINE, OH; Owner: V-TECK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTN (95.3 FM; KENTON, OH; Owner: RADIO GENERAL, LTD.)
  • WIMT (102.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVT (88.7 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJZK (104.3 FM; RICHWOOD, OH; Owner: SCANTLAND BROADCASTING LTD)
  • W286AB (105.1 FM; KENTON, OH; Owner: THE CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE)
  • WMLX (103.3 FM; ST. MARYS, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIF (94.3 FM; MARION, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZRX-FM (107.5 FM; FORT SHAWNEE, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WONB (94.9 FM; ADA, OH; Owner: OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY)
  • WKXA-FM (100.5 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: BLANCHARD RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOSB (91.1 FM; MARION, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMRN-FM (106.9 FM; MARION, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WODB (107.9 FM; DELAWARE, OH; Owner: FRANKLIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgeway:

  • WLMO-LP (Channel 65; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WMFD-TV (Channel 68; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: MID-STATE TELEVISION,INC.)
  • WOSU-TV (Channel 34; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBDT (Channel 26; SPRINGFIELD, OH; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WTLW (Channel 44; LIMA, OH; Owner: AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SERVICES, INC.)
  • W61CZ (Channel 61; LIMA, OH; Owner: YONEIDE S. DINZEY)
  • WOCB-LP (Channel 39; MARION, OH; Owner: CENTRAL OHIO ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 23.7mTotal length
  • 11,237Total average daily traffic
  • 967Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,595Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ridgeway, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ridgeway, OH

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 8 Main St (Lat: 40.510056 Lon: -83.571028), Call Sign: KNEN817,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.160 MHz, 154.355 MHz, Grant Date: 11/27/2012, Expiration Date: 02/23/2023, Cancellation Date: 04/29/2023, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440

  • 10495 County Road 12 (Lat: 40.495472 Lon: -83.606583), Call Sign: WRMJ707,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.437 MHz, Grant Date: 04/20/2021, Expiration Date: 04/20/2031, Certifier: Bradley Terrill, Registrant: Commercial Communications Inc., 15863 Cemetery Rd, Wapakoneta, OH 45895, Phone: (567) 204-6586, Fax: (419) 738-7947, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Ridgeway, 11000-12198 Co Rd 12 (Lat: 40.496944 Lon: -83.575472), Type: Silo, Structure height: 33 m, Overall height: 34 m, Call Sign: WRDE751,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 04/11/2019, Expiration Date: 04/11/2029, Certifier: Sam Beiler, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ridgeway)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of fire incidents - 19 took place in 2007, and the least - 3 in 2012. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ridgeway, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.9%), and Outside Fires (36.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ridgeway, OH
    • 8351.9%Structure Fires
    • 5936.9%Outside Fires
    • 1811.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ridgeway, OH
Most common first names in Ridgeway, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1076.7 years
Robert873.1 years
Charles672.3 years
Harry488.3 years
John483.0 years
Carl378.3 years
Dorothy379.0 years
Blanche383.0 years
Donald370.0 years
Frank382.3 years
Most common last names in Ridgeway, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ramsey882.4 years
Terrill680.3 years
Fish578.4 years
Robinson571.8 years
Fay577.4 years
Ansley477.0 years
Richardson470.8 years
Rapp488.0 years
Elsasser477.0 years
Wilson488.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ridgeway, OH
  • 55.0%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Electricity
  • 14.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.6%Wood
  • 1.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ridgeway, OH
  • 63.6%Electricity
  • 27.3%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ridgeway compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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