Ridgeway, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 693 (86% urban, 14% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.6%
 
Males: 341  (49.2%)
Females: 352  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24148.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,294 (it was $34,196 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$33,294
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,050 (it was $16,054 in 2000)

Ridgeway town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $110,402 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Ridgeway:

$110,402
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $145,807; detached houses: $163,361; mobile homes: $18,013

Median gross rent in 2019: $580.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ridgeway: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 29.9%
(24.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.9% for Black residents, 73.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Ridgeway, VA (2019)
    • 70976.2%White alone
    • 11612.5%Hispanic
    • 9810.5%Black alone
    • 20.2%Two or more races

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According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Ridgeway, Virginia as of May 09, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ridgeway is 37 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (24.3%), Irish (17.5%), English (11.3%), Italian (4.8%), German (3.5%), European (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 738 people per square mile   (low).

Ridgeway, Virginia map

42 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

This town:

4.5%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $734 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $505 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greensboro, NC (34.6 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (348.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Horse Pasture, VA (2.4 miles ),
Martinsville, VA (2.7 miles ),
Sandy Level, VA (2.7 miles ),
Chatmoss, VA (2.8 miles ),
Eden, NC (2.9 miles ),
Stoneville, NC (2.9 miles ),
Laurel Park, VA (2.9 miles ),
Villa Heights, VA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 36.58 N, Longitude: 79.86 W

Area code: 276

Distribution of median household income in Ridgeway, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ridgeway, VA in 2019
Ridgeway satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Virginia:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +86 (+12.5%).
Most common industries in Ridgeway, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (12.8%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (16.7%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Beverage & tobacco products (6.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Apparel (4.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.7%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Ridgeway, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Woodworkers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Ridgeway, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ridgeway, Virginia average temperatures Ridgeway, Virginia average precipitation Ridgeway, Virginia humidity Ridgeway, Virginia wind speed Ridgeway, Virginia snowfall Ridgeway, Virginia sunshine Ridgeway, Virginia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 2.06. This is significantly better than average.

City:

2.06
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 0.443. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.443
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Ridgeway-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the Ridgeway town center killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused $34 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F3 tornado 28.2 miles away from the town center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ridgeway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 31% 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 140.3 miles away from Ridgeway center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Ridgeway center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 250.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.4 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 128.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 140.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henry County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ridgeway topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ridgeway:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER- MARTINSVLLE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHAB/EDEN (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EDEN, NC)
  • BRIAN CENTER OF EF EDEN INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EDEN, NC)
  • BLUE RIDGE NSG CNTR MARTINSVILE HENRY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • BLUE RIDGE REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • DAVITA - MARTINSVILLE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - MARTINSVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)

Airports located in Ridgeway:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ridgeway:

  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 11 miles; Martinsville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,266)
  • Danville Community College (about 26 miles; Danville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Guilford College (about 34 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • North Carolina A & T State University (about 36 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 9,805)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (about 36 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 16,174)
  • Elon University (about 39 miles; Elon, NC; FT enrollment: 6,403)
  • Wake Forest University (about 39 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,407)

Public high school in Ridgeway:

  • MAGNA VISTA HIGH (Students: 1,111, Location: 701 MAGNA VISTA SCHOOL RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Ridgeway:

  • DREWRY MASON ELEM (Location: 45 DREWRY MASON DRIVE, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Ridgeway

Points of interest:

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Hotel: Days Inn (3841 Greensboro Road).

Birthplace of: Jimmy Hensley - Stock car racing driver, Jeff Hensley - Racing driver.

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

2.4 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.5%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


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

Banks with branches in Ridgeway (2011 data):

  • Carter Bank & Trust: Horsepasture Office at 166 Horsepasture Price Road, branch established on 2002/04/12. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Ridgeway Branch at 4860 Greensboro Road, branch established on 1983/11/07. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Ridgeway Branch at 3651 Greensboro Road, branch established on 1973/07/25. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • American National Bank and Trust Company: 220 South Office at 3810 Greensboro Road, branch established on 2002/03/04. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,303.6 mil, Deposits: $1,060.7 mil, headquarters in Danville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: American National Bankshares Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Ridgeway:

Marital status in Ridgeway, VA
  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ridgeway:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Virginia average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ridgeway, VA (based on Henry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,48190
Mainline Protestant3,15020
Black Protestant8888
Other4871
None28,145-
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: 13
Henry County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Here:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Here:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Henry County:

11.3%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

27.9%
Virginia:

26.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ridgeway:

46.6%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.4%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ridgeway:

25.2%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ridgeway:

11.6%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ridgeway:

6.8
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ridgeway:

34.4%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

52.6%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.0%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ridgeway, VA 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,185
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$108
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,293

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $18,000 ($25.97)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($11.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($4.33)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($2.89)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($2.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,000 ($28.86)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000 ($14.43)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($1.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $11,000 ($15.87)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $34,000 ($49.06)
    Motor Vehicle License: $8,000 ($11.54)
    Property: $7,000 ($10.10)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $245,000 ($353.54)

4.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Virginia average:

9.50%

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 Martinsville city, VA  1.63% ($26,944 average AGI)
from Franklin County, VA  0.45% ($29,000)
from Rockingham County, NC  0.35% ($26,646)


4.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Virginia average:

9.76%

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 Martinsville city, VA  1.48% ($25,402 average AGI)
to Franklin County, VA  0.34% ($33,540)
to Patrick County, VA  0.33% ($30,098)
Businesses in Ridgeway, VA
NameCountNameCount
Circle K1Goodwill1
Days Inn1Hardee's1
Dunkin Donuts1Nissan1
FedEx1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ridgeway:

  • WHEE (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: PATRICK HENRY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WODY (1160 AM; 5 kW; FIELDALE, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCLW (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EDEN, NC; Owner: DR JERRY L CARTER D/BA/ REIDSVILE BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WLOE (1490 AM; 1 kW; EDEN, NC; Owner: MAYO BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCBX (900 AM; 1 kW; BASSETT, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVA (1450 AM; 1 kW; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: MARTINSVILLE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WHEO (1270 AM; 5 kW; STUART, VA; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WDVA (1250 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ridgeway:

  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPIM (90.5 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WZBB (99.9 FM; STANLEYTOWN, VA; Owner: WNLB RADIO, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Ridgeway:

  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WXIV-LP (Channel 14; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BLUE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDRL-TV (Channel 24; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DANVILLE TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Ridgeway fatal accident list:

Aug 14, 2015 09:59 PM, Sr-87, Leaksville Rd, Lat: 36.574389, Lon: -79.850203, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 29, 2013 06:53 PM, Sr-87, Almond St, Lat: 36.576328, Lon: -79.856797, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 28, 2009 05:21 AM, Us-220 S, Lat: 36.577628, Lon: -79.864683, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 21.4mTotal length
  • $5,497,000Total costs
  • 50,631Total average daily traffic
  • 3,780Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ridgeway, VA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • RIDGEWAY, Rt 781 Chestnut Knob (Lat: 36.613444 Lon: -79.917806), Overall height: 33.2 m, Call Sign: WMS382,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10618.1 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2009, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasareg, Alpharetta, GA 30004, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • CHESTNUT KNO, 2950 Chestnut Knob Road (Lat: 36.613639 Lon: -79.917806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQIR636,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6855.00 MHz, 6835.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2018, Expiration Date: 04/23/2028, Certifier: Dale Wagoner, Registrant: County Of Henry, Va, 3300 Kings Mountain Road, Collinsville, VA 24078, Phone: (276) 634-4601, Fax: (276) 634-4781, Email:
  • MVS, Lat: 36.634778 Lon: -79.855306, Type: Rig, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQJJ961,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/07/2008, Expiration Date: 10/01/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2018, Certifier: Elliott E Roberts, Registrant: Nascar, 1801 West International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32113, Phone: (386) 239-2580, Fax: (386) 239-2582, Email:
  • MvsRegSub, Lat: 36.634361 Lon: -79.852889, Type: Pole, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WQJJ961,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/07/2008, Expiration Date: 10/01/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2018, Certifier: Elliott E Roberts, Registrant: Nascar, 1801 West International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32113, Phone: (386) 239-2580, Fax: (386) 239-2582, Email:
  • CHESTNUT, 2950 Chestnut Knob Road (Lat: 36.613472 Lon: -79.917667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WRHY776, Licensee ID: L02164358,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/16/2020, Expiration Date: 07/16/2030, Certifier: Giles Smith, Registrant: Gcseac, Inc., Martinsville, VA 24115, Phone: (276) 632-9700, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: BEECHCRAFT CORP B200GT (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 9, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-52 (898 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 500VA , Serial Number: BY-199, Airworthiness Date: 02/06/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 07/14/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Weatherbell Aviation LLC, 340 Speedway Rd, Ridgeway, VA 24148
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5905R , Serial Number: 17253574, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 10/13/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 05/29/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Joel D Barnes, 2439 Wagon Trail Rd, Ridgeway, VA 24148, Other Owners: Harold J Smart
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 77254 , Serial Number: 11716, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/04/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 05/06/1986
    Registrant (Individual): T Kem Pace, 1826 Lee Ford Camp Rd, Ridgeway, VA 24148
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 83856 , Serial Number: 7AC-2537, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 10/18/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 01/08/2009
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Flying Club Ridgeway, 1826 Lee Ford Camp Rd, Ridgeway, VA 24148, Other Owners: Larry F Davis, Marvin H Jr Briggs, Thomas K Pace, Terry N Wall
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 195A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 146 mph), Engine: JACOBS R755B SERIES (275 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3054B , Serial Number: 7937, Year manufactured: 1952
    Registrant (Corporation): Blue Ridge Airways, Box 202, Ridgeway, VA 24148
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/09/2019
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 525A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: WILLIAMS FJ44-3A-24 (2490 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 500VA , Serial Number: 525A-0369, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 07/21/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 08/08/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Weatherbell Aviation LLC, 340 Speedway Rd, Ridgeway, VA 24148
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 82289 , Serial Number: 7AC918, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Corporation): Blue Ridge Airways, Box 202, Ridgeway, VA 24148
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/21/2017

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 56. The highest number of fires - 116 took place in 2006, and the least - 8 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ridgeway, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.8%), and Structure Fires (39.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ridgeway, VA
    • 40544.8%Outside Fires
    • 35739.5%Structure Fires
    • 11012.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 323.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ridgeway, VA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ridgeway, VA
  • 75.3%Electricity
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 2.9%Utility gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ridgeway, VA
  • 75.2%Electricity
  • 18.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 1.7%Utility gas


Ridgeway compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2021.