Ridgeway, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgeway, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Ridgeway Census Designated Place had a population of 2,073 as of July 1, 2017. 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 60.5317 and longitude -151.0445 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgeway population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ridgeway, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,073
Daytime Population: Workers 518
Daytime Population: Residents 1,006
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,524
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 2,055
Population in Familes 1,705
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 124
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $61,383
Average Household Income $82,234
Per Capita Income $32,071


Total Housing Units 1,056 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 632 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $261,486
Average Home Value $300,831


Total Households 801
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 557
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.34%
Households 0.37% 0.37%
Families 0.15% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 2017 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 # 65 82nd
Diversity Index # 200 44th
Median Household Income # 85 76th
Per Capita Income # 90 75th

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