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  1. Ridgway

    The Town of Ridgway, coined Gateway to the San Juans, is a Home Rule Municipality in Ouray County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. State of Colorado. The town is a former railroad stop on the Uncompaghre River in the northern San Juan Mountains. The town population was 713 at the 2000 census and 924 according to the 2010 census. Steep forested mountains and cliffs surround Ridgway on the south, east, and northeast. The Uncompahgre River runs through the town and flows into the Ridgway State Park and Reservoir, to the north. Dallas Creek also flows from the south west and forms a confluence with the Uncompahgre before entering the reservoir. There is a notable wildlife presence — mountain lions, badgers, deer, elk, bears, coyotes, wild turkey, and bald eagles are indigenous to the area. The regions bald eagles nest in the cottonwoods along the river and are a common sight in the late fall. Ridgway and the surrounding area have featured predominantly in pop culture. Most notably the area is the setting of John Wayne's western movie True Grit, and others including How the West Was Won and Tribute to a Bad Man. Ridgway has the only stop light in Ouray County, at the intersection of Highways 550 and 62.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ridgway is ranked #6291 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ridgway surname appeared 5,429 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Ridgway.

    92.1% or 5,001 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 122 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 111 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 83 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 77 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 35 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ridgway in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ridgway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Ridgway in a Sentence

  1. Dave Reichert:

    Of course, he confessed and pled guilty to 49, we know there are other undiscovered bodies scattered throughout the country and throughout the state, probably some in Oregon, which will be found at a later date. But it will be very difficult to tie those victims to Ridgway. So yes, there are other victims still out there.

  2. Dave Reichert:

    Ridgway knew the life of the street, he knew how to move in and out and was sort of an invisible figure. People didn’t see him as a threat. I like to describe him as a little rat who kept moving along inside our community. Nobody seemed to spot him or see any danger connected to him at all… When we asked him why he did this, his only answer was because he could.

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    • A. trigger
    • B. temptation
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