Ridgeway, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Ridgeway, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Ridgeway Census Designated Place had a population of 2,069 as of July 1, 2018. Ridgeway ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgeway is located at latitude 60.5319 and longitude -151.0853 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the Ridgeway Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.91 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 131 feet.

The Ridgeway Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419200) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ridgeway Census Designated Place is located within the Kenai-Cook Inlet Census Subarea of Kenai Peninsula Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

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Ridgeway, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,069
Population in Households 2,051
Population in Familes 1,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 123
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $64,259
Average Household Income $85,853
Per Capita Income $33,285


Total Housing Units 1,057 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 624 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 171 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 262 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $271,642
Average Home Value $307,813


Total Households 795
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 554
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.28% -0.16%
Households 0.23% -0.18%
Families 0.07% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Ridgeway, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgeway to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 47 87th
Population Density # 62 83rd
Diversity Index # 197 45th
Median Household Income # 84 77th
Per Capita Income # 94 74th

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