Ridgway is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,896 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ridgway is the 366th largest community in Pennsylvania. Ridgway has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Ridgway is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.94% of the Ridgway workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Ridgway is a borough of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ridgway who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), healthcare (6.66%), and management occupations (5.95%).
The education level of Ridgway citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.89% of adults 25 and older in Ridgway have a college degree.
The per capita income in Ridgway in 2010 was $23,052, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,208 for a family of four. However, Ridgway contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Ridgway home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ridgway residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ridgway include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ridgway is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Italian.