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People

Total Population 3,258
Male Share of the Population 39.2%
Female Share of the Population 60.8%
Senior Citizens 25.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,171
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 37.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,750
% Above Poverty Level 75.9%
% Below Poverty Level 24.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 44.3%
Median Gross Rent $581
Median House Value $110,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.9%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 20.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ripley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles N of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 25271
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.818
Longitude -81.71

Ripley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RIPLEY
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station CRESTON
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station CORTON
Distance 33.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ripley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fairplain (25271)

Statts Mills (25271)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buffalo 1,331 $52,313
Leon 128 $30,625
New Haven 1,456 $42,391
Ravenswood 3,853 $51,935
Reedy 149 $49,063
Spencer 2,014 $35,221

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ripley Public Libraries

Library
Jackson County Public Library
208 N. CHURCH ST.
Ripley, West Virginia
(304) 372-5343
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Ripley Hospitals

JACKSON GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
PINNELL ST
(304) 373-1474
Emergency Service: Yes

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Ripley High Schools

RIPLEY HIGH SCHOOL
#2 SCHOOL STREET
304-372-7355
Serves 970 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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