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Ripley, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Ripley had a population of 3,419 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 3,419
Population in Households 3,334
Population in Familes 2,610
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density2 1,077
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $38,377
Average Household Income $48,895
Per Capita Income $21,829


Total Housing Units 1,673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,017 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 529 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $119,444
Average Home Value $136,629


Total Households 1,547
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 956
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.61% 0.45%
Households 0.57% 0.44%
Families 1.38% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

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, 2018 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 # 45 89th
Population Density # 142 65th
Diversity Index # 239 42nd
Median Household Income # 224 45th
Per Capita Income # 221 46th

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