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Ridgway is a town in Ouray County.

The community was named for Robert M. Ridgway, railroad superintendent.

The latitude of Ridgway is 38.152N. The longitude is -107.761W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,047 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 737.


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Median household income
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$40,903
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ridgway demographic reports
The town was established as the northern terminums of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad line. It later developed as a supply center for mining and cattle ranching.
Filming location for:
· 1969 movie, "True Grit"
Well-known residents have included:
· Dennis Weaver, actor
· Ralph Lauren, fashion designer
Nearby parks & recreation: Ridgway State Park
Historic sites and museums: Ridgway Railroad Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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21% of Ridgway residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ridgway ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ridgway was $20,084, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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39% of Ridgway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ridgway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $616.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,263.


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Ouray County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ridgway political report.

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The average commute time for Ridgway workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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