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Population in 2012: 3,251 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.4%
 

Males: 1,622  (49.9%)
Females: 1,629  (50.1%)

Median resident age:  46.1 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 25271.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,347 (it was $25,861 in 2000)
Ripley:

$35,347
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,108

Ripley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,719 (it was $73,200 in 2000)
Ripley:

$110,719
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $103,186; Detached houses: $111,359; Townhouses or other attached units: $20,931; In 2-unit structures: $134,556; Mobile homes: $32,952

Median gross rent in 2012: $492.

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  • White alone - 3,187 (98.0%)
  • Two or more races - 29 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ripley: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (22.4%), Irish (18.3%), German (16.0%), United States (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (8.0%), Scottish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 616 feet

Land area: 3.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,052 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ripley:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 16.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ripley city:

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

9 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
West Virginia:  1.3%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Ripley, West Virginia as of September 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ripley to the number of sex offenders is 171 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $672 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $523 (0.5%)

Ripley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (32.9 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (105.8 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (360.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Ravenswood, WV (3.1 miles ), Leon, WV (3.7 miles) , Racine, OH (3.9 miles ), Reedy, WV (4.0 miles) , New Haven, WV (4.2 miles ), Syracuse, OH (4.3 miles ), Hartford City, WV (4.4 miles ), Spencer, WV (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.82 N, Longitude: 81.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,916 (+58.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 474 (40.7%)

Area code: 304

Ripley household income distribution Ripley home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Ripley by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000100100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.030.60.00.030.60.00.0
Rapes 00000310100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.091.730.80.030.60.00.0
Robberies 02020102000
per 100,000 0.061.10.060.90.030.60.061.70.00.00.0
Assaults 351174852000
per 100,000 92.3152.8336.2213.3122.4244.5154.061.70.00.00.0
Burglaries 361811103108731
per 100,000 92.3183.4550.1335.2305.991.7308.1247.0214.592.130.7
Thefts 5964827363495170482910
per 100,000 1814.31956.02506.12224.31927.21497.61571.22161.21470.6890.7307.2
Auto thefts 21526332430
per 100,000 61.530.6152.860.9183.591.792.461.7122.592.10.0
Arson 00001100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.030.630.60.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 94.3131.2201.0164.2126.8245.2135.6128.5156.145.513.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
West Virginia average:

1.91

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Ripley, West Virginia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -78 (-2.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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Average climate in Ripley, West Virginia

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Tornado activity:

Ripley-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.2 miles away from the Ripley 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 13.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ripley-area historical earthquake activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from Ripley center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Kane Davis - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: Jun 25, 1975), Buddy Starcher - Country singer, Dee Caperton - Miss West Virginia of 1964, Joseph Robert Goodwin - Federal judge, Bill Karr - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Ripley:

  • FMC - RIPLEY (Dialysis Facility, 1000 NEW STONE RIDGE RD)
  • JACKSON GENERAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 305 NORTH CHURCH STREET)
  • JACKSON HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 504 1/2 SOUTH CHURCH STREET)
  • JACKSON GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 122 PINNELL ST)
  • JACKSON GENERAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 122 PINNELL ST)
  • ELDERCARE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, 107 MILLER DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Ripley, WV

Heliports located in Ripley:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ripley:

  • West Virginia State University (about 31 miles; Institute, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,062)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 32 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,736)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 19,492)
  • Marshall University (about 48 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • Hocking College (about 52 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,220)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 57 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)
  • Shawnee State University (about 70 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 3,573)

Public high school in Ripley:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ripley:

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Library in Ripley:

  • JACKSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $475,481; Location: 208 N. CHURCH ST.; 59,724 books; 1,936 audio materials; 1,671 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 100 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ripley: Jackson County Emergency Medical Services Station 402 (A), Jackson County Library (B), Jackson County Courthouse (C), Ripley Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ripley include: Calvary United Methodist Church (A), Epworth United Methodist Church (B), Ripley First Church of God (C), Ripley Tabernacle (D), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McGraw Cemetery (1), Old Ripley Cemetery (2), Pine Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sycamore Creek (A), Claylick Run (B), Burnt Run (C), Bullfrog Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (102 Duke Street), Super 8 Ripley WV (102 Duke Drive), Best Western Mccoy's Inn and Conference Center (701 Main Street West), Best Western Mccoys Inn (701 West Main Street).

Courts: Jackson County - Circuit Court Judge (214 Main Street West), Jackson County - Fiduciary-Probate- Family Law Court (214 Main Street West), Jackson County - Jackson County Court House (214 Main Street West), Court Street Station (123 Court North), United States Government - Fourth Circuit Court Of Appeals- Recruiting Stat (235 Church Street South), Calhoun County - Family Law Court (214 Main Street West).

 
Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 4.47. This is significantly better than average.
City:

4.47
U.S.:

31.96
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.05. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.05
U.S.:

2.43

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

RIPLEY CITY OF (Address: 203 SOUTH CHURCH STREET , Population served: 3765, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-28-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-24-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-19-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-24-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2005)
  • 26 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.9%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ripley, WV

107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
13 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Ripley in 2000:

  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Ripley compared to West Virginia state average:

Ripley, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Ripley (2011 data):

  • United Bank: Ripley Branch at 113 North Street, branch established on 1893/01/01; Ripley West Branch at 716 West Main Street, branch established on 1984/07/02. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,625.4 mil, Deposits: $3,023.8 mil, headquarters in Parkersburg, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices, Holding Company: United Bankshares, Inc.
  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Ripley Branch at 108 Church Street N, branch established on 1891/08/10; Ripley Wal-Mart Branch at 200 Academy Drive, branch established on 2007/03/14. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company
  • Premier Bank, Inc.: Ripley Branch at 606 South Church Street, branch established on 1989/03/06; Miller Drive Branch at 103 Miller Drive, branch established on 2002/07/08. 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: Ripley Branch at 98 Academy Drive, 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ripley, West Virginia:

  • Super 8 Motel, 102 Duke St, Ripley, WV 25271 , Phone: (304) 372-8880, Fax: (304) 372-8880
  • 77 Motor Inn, Rt 3 Box 80, Ripley, WV 25271 , Phone: (304) 372-5949
  • Quality Inn, #1 Hospitality Dr, Ripley, WV 25271 , Phone: (304) 372-5000, Fax: (304) 372-5600
  • Best Western Inn, 701 Main St W, Ripley, WV 25271 , Phone: (304) 372-9122, Fax: (304) 372-4400
  • Ripley Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 110 Memorial Dr, Ripley, WV 25271 , Phone: (304) 372-4444, Fax: (304) 372-4453
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ripley, West Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ripley travel time to work - commute


Ripley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ripley city (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.80%
Here25.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents37.6%26.8%5.8%5.6%5.2%
Congregations46.0%15.9%3.2%1.6%7.9%
NameChurch of the NazareneChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents4.8%2.6%2.4%2.4%6.8%
Congregations3.2%3.2%3.2%1.6%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

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
This county:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Jackson County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

11.2%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.8%
State:

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

13.9%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,044$36,2640$0
Other Government Administration 2$4,248$25,4880$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$25,058$33,4110$0
Police - Other 1$2,242$26,9040$0
Streets and Highways 6$12,702$25,4040$0
Solid Waste Management 5$12,134$29,1220$0
Sewerage 5$11,858$28,4591$638
Water Supply 6$22,934$45,8680$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,920$23,0400$0
Totals for Government 37$99,140$32,1541$638

Ripley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $54,000 ($16.61)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($12.92)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $502,000 ($154.41)
    Regular Highways: $454,000 ($139.65)
    Water Utilities: $439,000 ($135.04)
    Financial Administration: $320,000 ($98.43)
    General - Other: $299,000 ($91.97)
    Sewerage: $267,000 ($82.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $210,000 ($64.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $127,000 ($39.06)
    Fire Protection: $32,000 ($9.84)
    Health Services - Other: $31,000 ($9.54)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($2.46)
    Welfare - Other: $7,000 ($2.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($10.77)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $29,000 ($8.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $148,000 ($45.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $104,000 ($31.99)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($10.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,206,000 ($370.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($12.92)

Ripley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $398,000 ($122.42)
    Sewerage: $288,000 ($88.59)
    All Other: $40,000 ($12.30)
    Parking Facilities: $6,000 ($1.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($0.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $103,000 ($31.68)
    Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($13.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $501,000 ($154.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $219,000 ($67.36)
    General Support: $20,000 ($6.15)
    All Other: $7,000 ($2.15)
  • Tax - NEC: $793,000 ($243.92)
    Property: $390,000 ($119.96)
    Public Utilities: $93,000 ($28.61)
    Other Selective Sales: $92,000 ($28.30)

Ripley government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $636,000 ($195.63)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $471,000 ($144.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $466,000 ($143.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $625,000 ($192.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($3.38)
    Other, NEC: $5,000 ($1.54)

Ripley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $433,000 ($133.19)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $211,000 ($64.90)

5.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,826 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kanawha County, WV  1.23% ($47,840 average AGI)
from Wood County, WV  0.47% ($33,217)
from Roane County, WV  0.41% ($30,400)


4.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,962 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kanawha County, WV  1.13% ($27,450 average AGI)
to Wood County, WV  0.49% ($32,404)
to Roane County, WV  0.23% ($27,864)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ripley:

  • 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.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WCHS (580 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WMOV (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Owner: HAROLD F. PARSHALL)
  • WMPO (1390 AM; 5 kW; MIDDLEPORT-POMEROY, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WVTS (950 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCW (1410 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZZW (1600 AM; 5 kW; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ripley:

  • WVRP (90.7 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: LOWER OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CORP.)
  • WCEF (98.3 FM; RIPLEY, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WLWF (93.1 FM; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA, LLC)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WRZZ (106.1 FM; ELIZABETH, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVPN (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WRVZ (98.7 FM; POCATALICO, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WZJO (94.5 FM; DUNBAR, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WRYV (101.5 FM; GALLIPOLIS, OH; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • WVRC-FM (104.7 FM; SPENCER, WV; Owner: STAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQBE-FM (97.5 FM; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYVK (92.1 FM; MIDDLEPORT, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WBYG (99.5 FM; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WPCN (88.1 FM; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ripley:

  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLPX-TV (Channel 29; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON CHARLESTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ripley, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 33
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 62
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 68
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6

See more detailed statistics of Ripley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 29 meters (95ft)
Total costs: $7,071,000
Total average daily traffic: 43,600
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,625
Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic: 68,265

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ripley)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ripley, WV)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ripley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: DENEMARK ERIC G 2/3 P 51D (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 16514 , Serial Number: DJ001
    Registrant (Individual): Eric G Denemark, 222 Fox Chase Dr, Ripley, WV 25271
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2729F , Serial Number: 18256829, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 12/18/1965
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Stephen S Hyre, Rr 1 Box 68 Claylick Rd, Ripley, WV 25271, Other Owners: Nona C Hyre
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3827R , Serial Number: 17255327, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey L James, 44 Ridge Rise Rd, Ripley, WV 25271
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4176L , Serial Number: 17254245, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 02/18/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William A Jr Vorbach, Rt 1 Box 194, Ripley, WV 25271, Other Owners: G Irene Vorbach
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4249F , Serial Number: 46149, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 10/28/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Richard K Hawkins, Hc 80 Box 282, Ripley, WV 25271
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8510U , Serial Number: 17252410, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey L James, 44 Ridge Rise Rd, Ripley, WV 25271


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 28
  • Hazardous Condition: 17
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Ripley


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ripley, WV

Most common first names in Ripley, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5971.5 years
William5972.4 years
Mary5580.1 years
Charles5273.4 years
John4074.8 years
Robert3472.0 years
George3077.9 years
Virginia1977.1 years
Mildred1671.9 years
Ruby1679.0 years
Most common last names in Ripley, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Casto11379.0 years
Rhodes5979.5 years
Parsons5877.8 years
Smith4075.4 years
Anderson3276.6 years
Miller3074.7 years
Winter2576.7 years
Jones2473.6 years
Fisher2475.3 years
Staats2378.2 years
Businesses in Ripley, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Long John Silver's1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Arby's1McDonald's2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway2
GNC1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
Kroger1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1
Browse common businesses in Ripley, WV

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