Ridgely, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgely, Tennessee - Basic Facts

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The Town of Ridgely had a population of 1,799 as of July 1, 2017. Ridgely ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgely is located at latitude 36.2614 and longitude -89.4802 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ridgely (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The Town of Ridgely (GNIS ID: 2407215) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Ridgely is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgely population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ridgely, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,799
Daytime Population: Workers 382
Daytime Population: Residents 1,224
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,606
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,704
Population in Familes 1,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density2 1,050
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $26,517
Average Household Income $41,067
Per Capita Income $16,858


Total Housing Units 796 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 391 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 329 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $66,424
Average Home Value $77,685


Total Households 721
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 467
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% -0.52%
Households 0.04% -0.53%
Families 0.18% -0.65%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

Ridgely, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgely to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 207 52nd
Population Density # 65 85th
Diversity Index # 103 76th
Median Household Income # 409 4th
Per Capita Income # 393 8th

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