Ranson, WV 25438 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 25438: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ranson, WV 25438

Not Acceptable, USPS
Forrester Center, WV 25438

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Jefferson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.302, Longitude -77.859
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 255
  • PO Box Addresses: 302
  • Residential Addresses: 2,732
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 444
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,288

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Ranson, WV 25438 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,691
Daytime Population: Workers 3,515
Daytime Population: Residents 2,509
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,024
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 5,691
Population in Familes 4,516
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 912
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $43,337
Average Household Income $63,344
Per Capita Income $23,886


Total Housing Units 2,434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,323 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 823 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $166,228
Average Home Value $190,892


Total Households 2,146
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,450
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 1.78% 1.63%
Households 1.63% 1.58%
Families 1.53% 1.43%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Ranson, WV 25438 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 25438 to the other 663 ZIP Codes 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 # 97 86th
Population Density # 51 92nd
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 168 75th
Per Capita Income # 178 73rd

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