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Ravenswood, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Ravenswood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jackson County at latitude 38.9563 and longitude -81.762. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Ravenswood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ravenswood, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ravenswood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Ravenswood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ravenswood: Ravensworth.

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Ravenswood, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,867
Population in Households 3,808
Population in Familes 3,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 2,119
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,663
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,064
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,848 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,023 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 640 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $103,147
Average Home Value $121,114


Median Household Income $29,999
Average Household Income $43,995
Per Capita Income $18,998
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.05% -0.15%
Households 0.09% -0.12%
Families 0.07% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ravenswood, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ravenswood to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 90th
Population Density1 # 40 90th
Diversity Index2 # 157 61st
Median Household Income # 315 22nd
Per Capita Income # 262 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.