Ranson, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Ranson, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Corporation of Ranson had a population of 4,803 as of July 1, 2015. Ranson ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ranson is located at latitude 39.31 and longitude -77.8832 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Corporation of Ranson (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 522 feet.

The Corporation of Ranson 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ranson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Corporation of Ranson, WV Boundary Map

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Ranson, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,803
Population in Households 4,803
Population in Familes 3,818
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 596
Diversity Index2 55
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,839
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,242
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,138 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 701 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $216,943
Average Home Value $249,495
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,064
Average Household Income $60,850
Per Capita Income $23,447
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.51% 0.89%
Households 1.52% 0.93%
Families 1.48% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.

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Ranson, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ranson to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 33 92nd
Population Density1 # 237 41st
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 79 81st
Per Capita Income # 92 77th

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