Ridgway is a tiny town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 977 people and just one neighborhood, Ridgway is the 158th largest community in Colorado. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Ridgway, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Ridgway, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Ridgway’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Ridgway does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $56,000.
Real Estate Prices
Ridgway home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Ridgway real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Ridgway is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ridgway is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgway who work in management occupations (12.62%), sales jobs (11.64%) and food service (9.66%).
Of important note, Ridgway is also a town of artists. Ridgway has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ridgway’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Ridgway telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.48% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Ridgway is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
As is often the case in a small town, Ridgway doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.