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Ravenswood, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Ravenswood had a population of 3,963 as of July 1, 2017. Ravenswood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ravenswood is located at latitude 38.9563 and longitude -81.762 in Jackson County. 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. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The City of Ravenswood (GNIS ID: 2390641) 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 Ravenswood is located within Northern District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ravenswood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ravenswood: Ravensworth.

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


Total Population 3,963
Daytime Population: Workers 1,125
Daytime Population: Residents 2,363
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,488
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 3,904
Population in Familes 3,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 2,181
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $35,511
Average Household Income $49,808
Per Capita Income $21,572


Total Housing Units 1,829 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,043 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 652 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $115,520
Average Home Value $119,439


Total Households 1,695
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,075
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.31% 0.25%
Households 0.31% 0.23%
Families 0.18% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Ravenswood, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ravenswood to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 39 91st
Population Density # 33 92nd
Diversity Index # 155 62nd
Median Household Income # 270 34th
Per Capita Income # 209 49th

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