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Ridgeway, Wisconsin
Aerial view of Ridgeway
Aerial view of Ridgeway
Location of Ridgeway in Iowa County, Wisconsin.
Location of Ridgeway in Iowa County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°59′35″N 89°58′50″W / 42.99306°N 89.98056°W / 42.99306; -89.98056Coordinates: 42°59′35″N 89°58′50″W / 42.99306°N 89.98056°W / 42.99306; -89.98056
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Iowa
Area
 • Total 1.25 sq mi (3.23 km2)
 • Land 1.25 sq mi (3.23 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,076 ft (328 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 653
 • Estimate 
(2019)
630
 • Density 505.62/sq mi (195.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-67900
GNIS feature ID 1572305

Ridgeway is a village in Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 653 at the 2010 census. The village is adjacent to the Town of Ridgeway. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Ridgeway is located at 42°59′56″N 89°59′32″W / 42.99889°N 89.99222°W / 42.99889; -89.99222 (42.99915, -89.992326).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 437
1920 428 −2.1%
1930 365 −14.7%
1940 431 18.1%
1950 410 −4.9%
1960 455 11.0%
1970 463 1.8%
1980 503 8.6%
1990 577 14.7%
2000 689 19.4%
2010 653 −5.2%
2019 (est.) 630 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 653 people, 267 households, and 164 families living in the village. The population density was 518.3 inhabitants per square mile (200.1/km2). There were 293 housing units at an average density of 232.5 per square mile (89.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.8% White, 0.9% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.

There were 267 households, of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the village was 35.8 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 54.1% male and 45.9% female.

Notable residents

  • Thomas Grant Cretney, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Tom Davis, basketball coach, was born in Ridgeway.
  • David Morris, Wisconsin State Representative
  • Joel Whitman, Wisconsin State Senator
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