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Ridgway, CO

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About Ridgway, CO

Ridgway, CO is located in Ouray County in the state of Colorado.

The total City Population for Ridgway is about 1,033 with about 239 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $481,204, which is roughly 45% higher than the Average Home Value of $264,378 for the state of Colorado, and roughly 61% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $63,750, which is roughly 4% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $61,414 for the state of Colorado, and roughly 10% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Ridgway Population 1,033
Average Home Value $481,204
Median Household Income $63,750
Median Age 46.3
Unemployment Rate 7.7%
Politics 58.83% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.22
Male Population Estimate: 49.7%
Female Population Estimate: 50.3%
Median Age: 46.3
Male Median Age: 50.2
Female Median Age: 50.1

Racial Demographic Estimates



Ouray County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Michael Bennet
U.S. Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
John Hickenlooper
U.S. Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
Jared Polis
State governor
Jared Polis
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 58.83%
Republican: 39.23%
Libertarian: 1.14%
Other: 0.5%
Green: 0.3%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Ridgway specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Ouray County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Ouray County: About 81.6327 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Ouray County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 72% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Ridgway is about 7.7%.

Colorado is ranked #9 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 71.88 out of 100.

9th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 73.46

The average living wage for the state of Colorado is $34.94/hr, while the states minimum wage is $12.32/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Colorado a minimum wage score of 69.67 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $9.30/hr, which gives Colorado a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 68.4 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Colorado is $295.68, resulting in a UI benefit score of 80.13 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Colorado does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Colorado does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Colorado does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Colorado does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Colorado does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
Colorado does provide some form of paid family leave.
Colorado does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Colorado does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Colorado does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Colorado does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Colorado does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Colorado does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Colorado does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Colorado does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Colorado does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Colorado does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Colorado does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Colorado does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Colorado does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Colorado does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 81432
Latitude: 38.157300
Longitude: -107.754500
TimeZone: Mountain (GMT -07:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 7883.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 970

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