Ridgely, Tennessee

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Ridgely, Tennessee
Town
Location of Ridgely, Tennessee
Location of Ridgely, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°15′52″N 89°28′58″W / 36.26444°N 89.48278°W / 36.26444; -89.48278Coordinates: 36°15′52″N 89°28′58″W / 36.26444°N 89.48278°W / 36.26444; -89.48278
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Lake
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 282 ft (86 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,795
 • Density 2,345.1/sq mi (905.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38080
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-63060[1]
GNIS feature ID 1299402[2]

Ridgely is a town in Lake County, Tennessee. The population was 1,667 at the 2000 census and 1,795 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Ridgely is located at 36°15′52″N 89°28′58″W / 36.26444°N 89.48278°W / 36.26444; -89.48278 (36.264559, -89.482668)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 519
1920 910 75.3%
1930 979 7.6%
1940 1,068 9.1%
1950 1,504 40.8%
1960 1,464 −2.7%
1970 1,657 13.2%
1980 1,932 16.6%
1990 1,775 −8.1%
2000 1,667 −6.1%
2010 1,795 7.7%
Est. 2012 1,748 −2.6%
Sources:[4][5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,667 people, 673 households, and 461 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,345.1 people per square mile (906.5/km²). There were 751 housing units at an average density of 1,056.5 per square mile (408.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.90% White, 17.94% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.96% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 673 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 78.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,675, and the median income for a family was $26,607. Males had a median income of $23,625 versus $20,169 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,176. About 24.5% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.2% of those under age 18 and 27.4% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

Newspaper

  • The Lake County Banner

Radio Stations

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.