25271 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

Related Place Profiles:
Fairplain, WV | Ripley, WV | Statts Mills, WV

ZIP Code 25271: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ripley, WV 25271

Acceptable Alternative
Statts Mills, WV 25271

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fairplain, WV 25271

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Jackson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.815, Longitude -81.707
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 461
  • PO Box Addresses: 194
  • Residential Addresses: 4,029
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 10
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,019

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: April 1, 2024, Maps updated: May 1, 2024.


Ripley, WV 25271 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 8,823 (100%)
Population in Households 8,745 (99.1%)
Population in Families 7,259 (82.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 78 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 85
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $52,670
Average Household Income $78,385
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $33,467
Wealth Index5 69
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (49.8)


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,590 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,175 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 410 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $146,830
Average Home Value $179,508
Housing Affordability Index3 152


Total Households 3,765
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,528
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.51% -0.21%
Households -0.05% 0.06%
Families   0.01%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   3.31%
Owner Occupied HU   0.12%

Ripley, WV 25271 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 25271 to the other 672 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 53 92nd
Population Density # 204 70th
Median Household Income # 205 70th
Housing Affordability Index # 321 48th
Per Capita Income # 129 81st
Diversity Index # 458 32nd

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