Ravenswood, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 3,738 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 
Males: 1,776  (47.5%)
Females: 1,962  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26164.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,365 (it was $30,308 in 2000)
Ravenswood:

$44,365
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,318 (it was $15,696 in 2000)

Ravenswood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,704 (it was $67,600 in 2000)
Ravenswood:

$122,704
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $128,993; detached houses: $136,033; mobile homes: $33,632

Median gross rent in 2017: $742.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ravenswood: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.8%
(27.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ravenswood, WV (2010)
    • 3,74496.6%White alone
    • 491.3%Two or more races
    • 391.0%Hispanic
    • 280.7%Asian alone
    • 90.2%Black alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Ravenswood, West Virginia as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ravenswood is 166 to 1.


Crime rates in Ravenswood by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(51.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(149.4)
4
(100.1)
1
(25.1)
1
(25.3)
7
(178.3)
7
(176.9)
6
(154.6)
7
(180.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(78.2)
15
(403.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(124.5)
1
(25.0)
7
(175.4)
8
(202.6)
16
(407.6)
7
(176.9)
13
(335.0)
9
(232.2)
9
(233.6)
1
(26.1)
6
(161.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(522.9)
14
(350.4)
10
(250.5)
21
(531.9)
24
(611.5)
24
(606.4)
62
(1,598)
59
(1,522)
36
(934.6)
7
(182.4)
26
(698.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(74.7)
2
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(101.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.8)
2
(51.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.1)
2
(53.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)115.339.827.340.596.879.6120.3132.953.726.8132.3

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Crime rate in Ravenswood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (38.1%), Irish (12.4%), English (8.9%), German (3.5%), European (3.4%), Italian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1852

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 1.84 square miles.

Population density: 2,031 people per square mile   (low).

Ravenswood, West Virginia map

90 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.3% Africa).

This city:

2.4%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $831 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $649 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (42.3 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (97.2 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (360.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Racine, OH (2.9 miles ),
Ripley, WV (3.1 miles ),
New Haven, WV (3.3 miles ),
Syracuse, OH (3.4 miles ),
Hartford City, WV (3.6 miles ),
Mason, WV (3.9 miles ),
Pomeroy, OH (3.9 miles ),
Tuppers Plains, OH (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 38.95 N, Longitude: 81.76 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Ravenswood, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ravenswood, WV in 2017
Ravenswood satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $72,900
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $146,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $47,500
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $35,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,200
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $65,200
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $28,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $28,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ravenswood, WV residents
Average permit cost in Ravenswood, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Historical population in Ravenswood, WV
Historical housing units in Ravenswood, WV
Most common industries in Ravenswood, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (12.5%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (22.7%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Social assistance (9.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Ravenswood, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.9%)
  • Child care workers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)

Average climate in Ravenswood, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ravenswood, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 19.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.22. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.22
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Ravenswood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the Ravenswood city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ravenswood-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 189.8 miles away from Ravenswood center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 186.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.5 miles away from Ravenswood center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 121.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 332.3 miles away from Ravenswood 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 Jackson County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Landslides: 8, Mudslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ravenswood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ravenswood:

  • RAVENSWOOD VILLAGE (200 RITCHIE AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ravenswood:

  • ELDERCARE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RIPLEY, WV)
  • JACKSON GENERAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; RIPLEY, WV)
  • JACKSON HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; RIPLEY, WV)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Ravenswood:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ravenswood:

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 23 miles; Parkersburg, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 32 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • West Virginia State University (about 40 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Hocking College (about 42 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • Marshall University (about 52 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Shawnee State University (about 69 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

Public high school in Ravenswood:

Private high school in Ravenswood:

  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 27, Location: 300 ELWOOD ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ravenswood:

  • RAVENSWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 357, Location: 409 SYCAMORE STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • RAVENSWOOD GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 273, Location: RT 2 BOX 22-A, Grades: 3-5)
  • HENRY J KAISER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 803 KAISER AVENUE, Grades: PK-2)
See full list of schools located in Ravenswood

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ravenswood: Jackson County Emergency Medical Services Station 401 (A), Ravenswood Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Ravenswood Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ravenswood include: Church of Christ (A), Faith Bible Church (B), First Christian Church (C), Grace Episcopal Church (D), North United Methodist Church (E), Our Saviour Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Praise Cathedral (G), Second Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ravenswood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Ritchies Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Sandy Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Howard Hartley - Football player.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ravenswood and their reported violations in the past:

CENTURY ALUMINUM OF W V (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-20-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2013)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ravenswood that have no violations reported:

  • RAVENSWOOD MUNICIPAL WATER WORKS (Address: 212 WALNUT STREET , Population served: 4,600, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CONSTELLIUM ROLLED PRODUCTS LLC (Population served: 1,036, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.0%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


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
60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
156 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Ravenswood (2011 data):

  • First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Ravenswood: First Federal Savings & Loan Associa at 234 Washington Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $12.8 mil, Deposits: $10.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: 2 Wall Street Branch at 2 Wall Street, branch established on 1899/04/01. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • Premier Bank, Inc.: Traders Bank, Inc Branch at 601 Washington St, branch established on 1903/03/27. Info updated 2011/04/26: Bank assets: $750.1 mil, Deposits: $622.1 mil, headquarters in Huntington, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Ravenswood Branch at One Wall Street, branch established on 1988/09/24. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Ravenswood:

Marital status in Ravenswood, WV
  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ravenswood:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ravenswood
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ravenswood, WV (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,59635
Evangelical Protestant3,85124
Catholic2671
Other2522
None20,245-
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: 5
Jackson County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jackson County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Here:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

11.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.8%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jackson County:

13.9%
State:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ravenswood:

56.2%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ravenswood:

50.6%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Ravenswood:

27.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.4%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ravenswood:

18.3%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

31.6%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Ravenswood:

59.6%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Ravenswood:

83.7%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ravenswood, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$39,018$46,8221$1,000
Water Supply 8$19,446$29,1690$0
Solid Waste Management 3$9,744$38,9760$0
Sewerage 2$4,714$28,2840$0
Other Government Administration 2$3,058$18,3480$0
Financial Administration 1$1,600$19,2000$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,330$27,9600$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$400
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$298
Police - Other 0$0 2$4,052
Totals for Government 27$79,910$35,5165$5,750

Ravenswood government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $851,000 ($227.66)
    Water Utilities: $537,000 ($143.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $406,000 ($108.61)
    Sewerage: $310,000 ($82.93)
    Central Staff Services: $192,000 ($51.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $175,000 ($46.82)
    Regular Highways: $103,000 ($27.55)
    General - Other: $98,000 ($26.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000 ($16.59)
    General Public Buildings: $59,000 ($15.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($1.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $160,000 ($42.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($8.29)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($2.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $954,000 ($255.22)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($6.42)

Ravenswood government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $562,000 ($150.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $464,000 ($124.13)
    Other: $250,000 ($66.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($8.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $80,000 ($21.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $467,000 ($124.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $55,000 ($14.71)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($4.55)
    Rents: $16,000 ($4.28)
    Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($3.75)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($1.61)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($1.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $524,000 ($140.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $35,000 ($9.36)
    Highways: $21,000 ($5.62)
    Other: $9,000 ($2.41)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $323,000 ($86.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $132,000 ($35.31)
    Other License: $11,000 ($2.94)

Ravenswood government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,273,000 ($1678.17)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,097,000 ($1631.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,511,000 ($404.23)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,335,000 ($357.14)

Ravenswood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,182,000 ($316.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $269,000 ($71.96)

4.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kanawha County, WV  0.82% ($32,224 average AGI)
to Wood County, WV  0.46% ($37,250)
to Mason County, WV  0.32% ($30,818)
Businesses in Ravenswood, WV
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value2
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ravenswood:

  • WMOV (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Owner: HAROLD F. PARSHALL)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMPO (1390 AM; 5 kW; MIDDLEPORT-POMEROY, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ravenswood:

  • WLWF (93.1 FM; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WRZZ (106.1 FM; ELIZABETH, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVRP (90.7 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WCEF (98.3 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WYVK (92.1 FM; MIDDLEPORT, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGGE (99.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WXIL (95.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WRVB (102.1 FM; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBR-FM (103.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WRYV (101.5 FM; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WBYG (99.5 FM; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WPCN (88.1 FM; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WCVV (89.5 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: BELPRE EDUC. B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • WJKW (95.9 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WNUS (107.1 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ravenswood:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WOUB-TV (Channel 20; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • W45BW (Channel 45; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTAP-TV (Channel 15; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
Ravenswood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Ravenswood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 636ft / 194mTotal length
  • $30,085,000Total costs
  • 197,241Total average daily traffic
  • 39,880Total average daily truck traffic
  • 268,487Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ravenswood, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ravenswood, WV

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 41. The highest number of fires - 60 took place in 2017, and the least - 12 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Ravenswood, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.7%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (22.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ravenswood, WV
    • 33450.7%Structure Fires
    • 15022.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 14221.5%Outside Fires
    • 335.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ravenswood, WV
Most common first names in Ravenswood, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5376.0 years
James5072.3 years
John4974.5 years
Charles4870.9 years
William4873.6 years
Robert3467.3 years
George2778.4 years
Paul2272.4 years
Virginia1875.9 years
Betty1769.0 years
Most common last names in Ravenswood, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3179.7 years
Miller2671.6 years
White2170.6 years
Williams1970.6 years
Jones1676.7 years
Anderson1671.4 years
Moore1584.0 years
Hall1376.2 years
Davis1380.4 years
Carmichael1378.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ravenswood, WV
  • 60.0%Utility gas
  • 38.2%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ravenswood, WV
  • 66.3%Utility gas
  • 31.6%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ravenswood compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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  • George F. Willard (4)
  • Angela Gale Noble (2)
  • Abigail N. Smith (1)
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