Ridgeway, Missouri

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Ridgeway, Missouri
City
Location of Ridgeway, Missouri
Location of Ridgeway, Missouri
Coordinates: 40°22′43″N 93°56′17″W / 40.37861°N 93.93806°W / 40.37861; -93.93806Coordinates: 40°22′43″N 93°56′17″W / 40.37861°N 93.93806°W / 40.37861; -93.93806
Country United States
State Missouri
County Harrison
Area[1]
 • Total 1.23 sq mi (3.19 km2)
 • Land 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,056 ft (322 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 464
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 453
 • Density 380.3/sq mi (146.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-61904[4]
GNIS feature ID 0730192[5]

Ridgeway is a city in Harrison County, Missouri, United States. The population was 464 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Ridgeway was originally called "Yankee Ridge".[6] A post office called Yankee Ridge was establihsed in 1872, and the name was changed to Ridgeway in 1880.[7] The present name honors an employee of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.[8]

Geography[edit]

Ridgeway is located at 40°22′43″N 93°56′17″W / 40.37861°N 93.93806°W / 40.37861; -93.93806 (40.378734, -93.937950).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.23 square miles (3.19 km2), of which 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2) is land and 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 351
1900 736 109.7%
1910 841 14.3%
1920 812 −3.4%
1930 676 −16.7%
1940 675 −0.1%
1950 560 −17.0%
1960 470 −16.1%
1970 469 −0.2%
1980 516 10.0%
1990 379 −26.6%
2000 530 39.8%
2010 464 −12.5%
Est. 2015 448 [10] −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 464 people, 197 households, and 123 families residing in the town. The population density was 380.3 inhabitants per square mile (146.8/km2). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 198.4 per square mile (76.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 197 households of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.6% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 42.2 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 22.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 530 people, 221 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 464.5 people per square mile (179.5/km²). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 228.8 per square mile (88.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.55% White, 0.94% Native American, 0.57% Asian, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.08% of the population.

There were 221 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,844, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $16,094 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,551. About 17.1% of families and 22.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.7% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Harrison County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  8. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 171. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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