Ridge Farm, Illinois

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Ridge Farm is a village in Elwood Township, Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the 'Danville, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 912 at the 2000 census.



The town of Ridge Farm was named after Abraham Smith's Ridge Farm, located on a ridge of land running east to west through Elwood Township. The post office was established on May 17, 1841.[2]


Ridge Farm is located at 39°53′49″N 87°39′9″W / 39.89694°N 87.6525°W / 39.89694; -87.6525 (39.896836, -87.652588)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 912 people, 365 households, and 258 families residing in the village. The population density was 291.6 people per square mile (112.5/km²). There were 388 housing units at an average density of 124.1/sq mi (47.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.56% White, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 365 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

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