Ripley, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 3,231 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.0%
 
Males: 1,277  (39.5%)
Females: 1,954  (60.5%)
Median resident age:

45.5 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 25271.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,855 (it was $25,861 in 2000)
Ripley:

$37,855
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,954 (it was $15,451 in 2000)

Ripley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $132,869 (it was $73,200 in 2000)
Ripley:

$132,869
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $162,618; detached houses: $181,222; mobile homes: $64,595

Median gross rent in 2017: $626.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ripley: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.4%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Ripley, WV (2010)
    • 3,18798.0%White alone
    • 290.9%Two or more races
    • 170.5%Hispanic
    • 120.4%Asian alone
    • 60.2%Black alone
    • 10.03%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Ripley, West Virginia as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ripley is 111 to 1.


Crime rates in Ripley by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.6)
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)
3
(91.7)
1
(30.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(60.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(61.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(92.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(213.3)
4
(122.4)
8
(244.5)
5
(154.0)
2
(61.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(92.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.9)
1
(30.7)
3
(92.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(335.2)
10
(305.9)
3
(91.7)
10
(308.1)
8
(247.0)
7
(214.5)
3
(92.1)
1
(30.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(61.4)
2
(61.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
73
(2,224)
63
(1,927)
49
(1,498)
51
(1,571)
70
(2,161)
48
(1,471)
29
(890.7)
10
(307.2)
5
(153.9)
12
(368.6)
14
(432.2)
16
(491.6)
22
(678.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(60.9)
6
(183.5)
3
(91.7)
3
(92.4)
2
(61.7)
4
(122.5)
3
(92.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.6)
1
(30.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.8)
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)178.2137.7266.2147.3139.5169.449.414.424.614.775.930.150.0

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City-data.com crime index in Ripley, WV

Crime rate in Ripley 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:

3.10
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: German (24.4%), American (19.5%), English (12.8%), Irish (12.7%), French (3.9%), Dutch (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 616 feet

Land area: 3.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,046 people per square mile   (low).

Ripley, West Virginia map

10 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $809 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $719 (0.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.82 N, Longitude: 81.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,091 (+65.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 635 (56.3%)

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Ripley, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ripley, WV in 2017

Ripley satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,300
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $95,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Ripley, WV residents
Average permit cost in Ripley, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Historical population in Ripley, WV
Historical housing units in Ripley, WV
Most common industries in Ripley, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.0%)
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Social assistance (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Ripley, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Child care workers (5.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)

Average climate in Ripley, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ripley, West Virginia average temperatures Ripley, West Virginia average precipitation Ripley, West Virginia humidity Ripley, West Virginia wind speed Ripley, West Virginia snowfall Ripley, West Virginia sunshine Ripley, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Ripley, 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 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.22
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Ripley-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 67% 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 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 127.9 miles away from Ripley 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 197.4 miles away from Ripley center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 194.6 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 126.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from Ripley center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 116.0 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 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).
Ripley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ripley:

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

Heliports located in Ripley:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ripley:

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 30 miles; Parkersburg, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • West Virginia State University (about 31 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Athens, OH; FT enrollment: 26,181)
  • Marshall University (about 48 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Hocking College (about 51 miles; Nelsonville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,146)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 57 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Shawnee State University (about 70 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)

Public high school in Ripley:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ripley:

See full list of schools located in Ripley

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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 Ripley and their reported violations in the past:

RIPLEY CITY OF (Address: 203 SOUTH CHURCH STREET , Population served: 5,078, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2009), St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-12-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-12-2008 to NOV-19-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-12-2008 to NOV-19-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-2009)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WV BAPTIST CONFERENCE CENTER (Address: 1715 LOWER PARCHMENT VALLEY ROAD , Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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
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)

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

For population 15 years and over in Ripley:

Marital status in Ripley, WV
  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 38.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 19.5%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Ripley:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
West Virginia average:

10.8

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ripley, 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
Here:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.8%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.9%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.2%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Ripley:

27.0
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.2%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ripley:

12.0%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ripley:

6.7
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

34.4%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

54.4%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.3%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ripley, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$30,304$40,4050$0
Water Supply 7$27,584$47,2870$0
Streets and Highways 5$14,408$34,5790$0
Sewerage 5$19,138$45,9310$0
Solid Waste Management 5$16,340$39,2160$0
Financial Administration 4$12,120$36,3600$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,752$40,5120$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,750$33,0002$736
Police - Other 1$2,930$35,1600$0
Totals for Government 39$132,326$40,7162$736

Ripley government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $114,000 ($35.28)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($10.83)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,183,000 ($366.14)
    Police Protection: $849,000 ($262.77)
    Sewerage: $679,000 ($210.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $644,000 ($199.32)
    Regular Highways: $580,000 ($179.51)
    Central Staff Services: $344,000 ($106.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $326,000 ($100.90)
    Financial Administration: $131,000 ($40.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $70,000 ($21.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000 ($7.74)
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,000 ($2.79)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($1.55)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $305,000 ($94.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $477,000 ($147.63)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,565,000 ($484.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $225,000 ($69.64)

Ripley government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $989,000 ($306.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $627,000 ($194.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($17.64)
    Parking Facilities: $38,000 ($11.76)
    Other: $8,000 ($2.48)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000 ($4.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $158,000 ($48.90)
    General Revenue - Other: $92,000 ($28.47)
    Special Assessments: $61,000 ($18.88)
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000 ($10.83)
    Royalties: $9,000 ($2.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,461,000 ($452.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($2.17)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,170,000 ($362.12)
    Property: $556,000 ($172.08)
    Other Selective Sales: $243,000 ($75.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $160,000 ($49.52)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $70,000 ($21.67)
    Other License: $11,000 ($3.40)

Ripley government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,996,000 ($2165.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,842,000 ($2117.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $154,000 ($47.66)

Ripley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,400,000 ($433.30)

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 Ripley, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Arby's1McDonald's2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1

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)
Ripley fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Ripley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 315ft / 96.5mTotal length
  • $33,406,000Total costs
  • 150,513Total average daily traffic
  • 25,357Total average daily truck traffic
  • 182,877Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ripley, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ripley, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 04/29/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Richard K Hawkins, 7947 Charleston Rd, Ripley, WV 25271

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 42. The highest number of reported fires - 76 took place in 2008, and the least - 11 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Ripley, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.9%), and Outside Fires (24.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ripley, WV
    • 37555.9%Structure Fires
    • 16324.3%Outside Fires
    • 11517.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 182.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ripley, WV

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

  • Quality Inn, #1 Hospitality Dr, Ripley, West Virginia 25271 , Phone: (304) 372-5000, Fax: (304) 372-5600
  • Ripley Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 110 Memorial Dr, Ripley, West Virginia 25271 , Phone: (304) 372-4444, Fax: (304) 372-4453
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ripley, West Virginia
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ripley, WV
  • 66.3%Utility gas
  • 33.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ripley, WV
  • 78.6%Electricity
  • 21.4%Utility gas


Ripley compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 6 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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