Ridgely, Tennessee

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Ridgely is a town in Lake County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,667 at the 2000 census.



Ridgely is located at 36°15′52″N 89°28′58″W / 36.26444°N 89.48278°W / 36.26444; -89.48278 (36.264559, -89.482668)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,667 people, 673 households, and 461 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,345.1 people per square mile (906.5/km²). There were 751 housing units at an average density of 1,056.5/sq mi (408.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.90% White, 17.94% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.96% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 673 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 28.7% 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 2.34 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 78.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,675, and the median income for a family was $26,607. Males had a median income of $23,625 versus $20,169 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,176. About 24.5% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.2% of those under age 18 and 27.4% of those age 65 or over.



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