Ranson, WV 25438 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 25438: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ranson, WV 25438

Not Acceptable, USPS
Forrester Center, WV 25438

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 258
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,306
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 446
  • County: Jefferson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.302, Longitude -77.859
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ranson, WV 25438 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,691
Population in Households 5,691
Population in Familes 4,516
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 912
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,146
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,450
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,323 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 823 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $166,228
Average Home Value $190,892


Median Household Income $43,337
Average Household Income $63,344
Per Capita Income $23,886
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.78% 1.63%
Households 1.63% 1.58%
Families 1.53% 1.43%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.

Ranson, WV 25438 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 25438 to the other 663 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 97 86th
Population Density1 # 51 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 168 75th
Per Capita Income # 178 73rd

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