Corporation of Ranson, West Virginia

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Population in July 2007: 3,547.
Males: 1,675  (47.2%)
Females: 1,872  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
West Virginia median age:  38.9 years

Zip codes: 25438.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,158 (it was $24,485 in 2000)
Corporation of Ranson:

$39,158
WV:

$43,385

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,832 (it was $12,804 in 2000)

Corporation of Ranson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $164,054 (it was $76,700 in 2000)
Corporation of Ranson:

$164,054
WV:

$117,900
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  • Races in Corporation of Ranson, WV (2000)

    Corporation of Ranson races chart
    • 2,37280.4%White alone
    • 42114.3%Black alone
    • 933.2%Hispanic
    • 431.5%Two or more races
    • 110.4%Asian alone
    • 70.2%Other race alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Corporation of Ranson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Corporation of Ranson: 139.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (20.6%), German (13.9%), Irish (10.2%), English (6.0%), Italian (2.4%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 4,090 people per square mile   (average).

Corporation of Ranson,WV real estate house value index trend

Corporation of Ranson, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Corporation of Ranson:

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Corporation of Ranson town:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Corporation of Ranson town:  0.8% ($626)
West Virginia:  0.6% ($378)

Corporation of Ranson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (25.2 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (52.7 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (152.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Charles Town, WV (1.0 miles ), Shenandoah Junction, WV (2.1 miles ), Kabletown district, WV (2.2 miles ), Bolivar, WV (2.5 miles ), Shannondale, WV (2.5 miles ), Middleway, WV (2.6 miles ), Harpers Ferry, WV (2.6 miles ), Sandy Hook, MD (2.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $37,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $37,000
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $47,900
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $64,800
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2002: 99 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2004: 37 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2005: 91 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2006: 113 buildings, average cost: $202,000
  • 2007: 150 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2008: 42 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2010: 37 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 2011: 30 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2013: 65 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2014: 35 buildings, average cost: $244,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.30 N, Longitude: 77.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Corporation of Ranson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Corporation of Ranson, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Corporation of Ranson-area historical tornado activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.1 miles away from the Corporation of Ranson town center injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 11/16/1989, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.9 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Corporation of Ranson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 202.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.3 miles away from Corporation of Ranson center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 235.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.5 miles away from Corporation of Ranson center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 336.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Corporation of Ranson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Corporation of Ranson:

  • JEFFERSON MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 1 miles away; RANSON, WV)
  • JEFFERSON MEM. HOSPITAL, D/P (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; RANSON, WV)
  • WVUH-EAST HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; CHARLES TOWN, WV)
  • WILLOW TREE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CHARLES TOWN, WV)
  • CANTERBURY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV)
  • MARTINSBURG VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 12 miles away; MARTINSBURG, WV)
  • SOUTHSIDE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MARTINSBURG, WV)

Amtrak stations near Corporation of Ranson:

  • 8 miles: HARPERS FERRY (POTOMAC ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: MARTINSBURG (229 E. MARTIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: HAGERSTOWN (GREYHOUND STA., 10527 SHARPSTOWN PK.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Corporation of Ranson:

  • American Public University System (about 1 miles; Charles Town, WV; Full-time enrollment: 43,829)
  • Shepherd University (about 10 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Shenandoah University (about 19 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 26 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)
  • Frederick Community College (about 26 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 29 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 38 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)

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Notable locations in Corporation of Ranson: Jefferson County Ambulance Authority (A), Independent Fire Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Corporation of Ranson include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Saint Thomas Evangelical Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Corporation of Ranson: Lancaster Circle (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 73.2. This is about average.

City:

73.2
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.98
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.30
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.8%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.3%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

25.2%
Whole state:

17.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.3%
Whole state:

7.6%
3 people in nursing homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
West Virginia average:

12.7

Corporation of Ranson travel time to work - commute Corporation of Ranson mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Corporation of Ranson town (based on Jefferson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,08337
Evangelical Protestant4,75627
Catholic4,6792
Other7295
Black Protestant3072
None35,944-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Jefferson County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Jefferson County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Jefferson County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

30.0%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

13.1%

7.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
West Virginia average:

5.16%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($511 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.05%
West Virginia average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berkeley County, WV  1.61% ($35,364 average AGI)
from Frederick County, MD  0.70% ($44,092)
from Loudoun County, VA  0.61% ($49,885)


6.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,964 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
West Virginia average:

5.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Berkeley County, WV  2.06% ($33,105 average AGI)
to Frederick County, MD  0.41% ($49,840)
to Loudoun County, VA  0.38% ($72,987)

Strongest AM radio stations in Corporation of Ranson:

  • WMRE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTOWN, WV; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAGE (1200 AM; 5 kW; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO WAGE, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTR (820 AM; 4 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WFMD (930 AM; 5 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Corporation of Ranson:

  • WXVA-FM (98.3 FM; CHARLES TOWN, WV; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WAFY (103.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, MD; Owner: FREDERICK BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WUSQ-FM (102.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W243AF (96.5 FM; FLINT HILL, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WWRE (105.5 FM; BERRYVILLE, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WPER (89.9 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO INC.)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Corporation of Ranson:

  • WWPX (Channel 60; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON-60 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W44AA (Channel 44; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 12,700Total average daily traffic
  • 762Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,702Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$153,0051$195,5305$211,7981$29,2001$117,450
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$80,4400$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$89,3800$04$183,4330$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$222,9200$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$89,1300$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9724.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$211,2551$178,410
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9724.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Corporation of Ranson compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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