Ridgeway, Alaska

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Ridgeway, Alaska
Ridgeway is located in Alaska
Coordinates: 60°31′11″N 151°3′39″W / 60.51972°N 151.06083°W / 60.51972; -151.06083Coordinates: 60°31′11″N 151°3′39″W / 60.51972°N 151.06083°W / 60.51972; -151.06083
CountryUnited States
BoroughKenai Peninsula
 • Borough mayorMike Navarre[1]
 • State senatorPeter Micciche (R)
 • State reps.Mike Chenault (R)
Gary Knopp (R)
 • Total17.7 sq mi (45.8 km2)
 • Land16.8 sq mi (43.5 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
187 ft (57 m)
 • Total2,022
 • Density120/sq mi (46.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
Area code(s)907
FIPS code02-65345
GNIS feature ID1866972

Ridgeway is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 2,022,[2] up from 1,932 in 2000.


Ridgeway is located on the western side of the Kenai Peninsula at 60°31′11″N 151°3′39″W / 60.51972°N 151.06083°W / 60.51972; -151.06083 (60.519682, -151.060911).[3] It is bordered to the northwest by the city of Kenai and to the south by the city of Soldotna, the borough seat, it is bordered to the east, across Soldotna Creek, by the unincorporated Sterling CDP, and to the west, across the Kenai River, by the Kalifornsky CDP.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Ridgeway CDP has a total area of 17.7 square miles (45.8 km2), of which 16.8 square miles (43.5 km2) are land and 0.89 square miles (2.3 km2), or 5.13%, are water.[2]


Historical population
Census Pop.

Ridgeway first appeared on the 1990 U.S. Census as a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,932 people, 715 households, and 536 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 116.0 people per square mile (44.8/km²). There were 938 housing units at an average density of 56.3/sq mi (21.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.78% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 4.30% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.55% from other races, and 5.12% from two or more races. 2.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 715 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,625, and the median income for a family was $56,985. Males had a median income of $51,488 versus $36,786 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $23,225. About 7.4% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 9.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ridgeway CDP, Alaska". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census Of Population And Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-04-21.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.