Ridgeway, Virginia

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Ridgeway is a town in Henry County, Virginia, United States. The population was 775 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Martinsville Micropolitan Statistical Area. Ridgeway is also home to Martinsville Speedway.



Approximately three miles south of Ridgeway in Henry County on U.S. Route 220 is a Virginia State historic marker noting the passing of the surveying party of William Byrd II, who moved through the area in 1728 on his expedition to survey the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina.


Ridgeway is located at 36°34′45″N 79°51′36″W / 36.57917°N 79.86°W / 36.57917; -79.86 (36.579148, -79.860078)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 775 people, 310 households, and 221 families residing in the town. The population density was 825.3 people per square mile (318.3/km²). There were 327 housing units at an average density of 348.2/sq mi (134.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.87% White, 16.00% African American, 2.45% Asian, 1.03% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.32% of the population.

There were 310 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% 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 3.01.

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