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Ripley, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Ripley had a population of 3,299 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ripley is located at latitude 38.82 and longitude -81.7088 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ripley (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Ripley (GNIS ID: 2390644) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Ripley is located within Eastern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ripley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ripley: Jackson, Jackson Court House, Ripley Landing, Ripleys, Ripley's.

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Ripley, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,299
Population in Households 3,213
Population in Familes 2,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density1 1,039
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,487
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 921
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 942 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 545 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $107,216
Average Home Value $128,928


Median Household Income $35,552
Average Household Income $46,062
Per Capita Income $20,507
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.16%
Households 0.12% 0.13%
Families 1.22% -0.02%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
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.

Ripley, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ripley to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 47 89th
Population Density1 # 148 64th
Diversity Index2 # 219 46th
Median Household Income # 247 39th
Per Capita Income # 222 45th

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