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Encyclopedia > Ridgway Township, Pennsylvania

Ridgway Township is a township located in Elk County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 2,802.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 227.3 km˛ (87.8 mi˛). 226.1 km˛ (87.3 mi˛) of it is land and 1.3 km˛ (0.5 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.56% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,802 people, 1,069 households, and 803 families residing in the township. The population density is 12.4/km˛ (32.1/mi˛). There are 1,237 housing units at an average density of 5.5/km˛ (14.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 99.29% White, 0.14% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 0.32% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,069 households out of which 35.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% are married couples living together, 8.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% are non-families. 21.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the township the population is spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $42,228, and the median income for a family is $49,181. Males have a median income of $36,316 versus $24,359 for females. The per capita income for the township is $19,763. 7.0% of the population and 5.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.3% of those under the age of 18 and 6.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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