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Ranson, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Corporation of Ranson had a population of 5,180 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (GNIS ID: 2390677) 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 Corporation of Ranson is located within Middleway District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

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Ranson, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,180
Population in Households 5,180
Population in Familes 4,099
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 640
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $47,697
Average Household Income $72,538
Per Capita Income $27,479


Total Housing Units 2,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,241 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 708 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $171,739
Average Home Value $195,625


Total Households 1,948
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,312
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 1.89% 1.15%
Households 1.67% 1.1%
Families 1.61% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Ranson, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ranson 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 # 33 92nd
Population Density # 226 44th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 81 80th
Per Capita Income # 62 85th

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