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Ripley, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Ripley had a population of 3,326 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 3,326
Daytime Population: Workers 3,767
Daytime Population: Residents 2,141
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,908
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.78
Population in Households 3,240
Population in Familes 2,545
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density2 1,048
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $37,932
Average Household Income $48,714
Per Capita Income $21,858


Total Housing Units 1,648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 961 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 551 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $114,671
Average Home Value $131,653


Total Households 1,512
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 935
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% 0.24%
Households 0.33% 0.24%
Families 1.26% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 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 # 46 89th
Population Density # 147 64th
Diversity Index # 225 45th
Median Household Income # 221 46th
Per Capita Income # 191 53rd

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