Ripley, WV Population

Population: 3,263. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,266 (+0.1% change)
Males: 1,448 (44.4%), Females: 1,815 (55.6%)

Jackson County

Zip code: 25271

Median resident age: 44.9 years
Median household income: $25,861
Median house value: $76,100

Races in Ripley:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (20.4%), German (11.4%), English (7.9%), Irish (6.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%), Dutch (3.0%).

Elevation: 616 feet

Land area: 3.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Ripley

  • High school or higher: 73.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ripley city

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 13.6%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

0.3% Foreign born

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

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Ripley:

  • JACKSON GENERAL HOSPITAL (PINNELL ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ripley:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ripley:

  • YEAGER (about 33 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • MID-OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL (about 41 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: PKB)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 66 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: HTS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ripley:

  • JACKSON COUNTY (about 10 miles; RAVENSWOOD, WV; Abbreviation: I18)
  • LEON (about 19 miles; LEON, WV; Abbreviation: W07)
  • MASON COUNTY (about 27 miles; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Abbreviation: 3I2)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ripley:

  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 33 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 39 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 44 miles; ATHENS, OH; Full-time enrollment: 18,721)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 57 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,849)
  • DENISON UNIVERSITY (about 103 miles; GRANVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)

Schools

Public high school in Ripley:

  • RIPLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 970; Location: #2 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ripley:

  • RIPLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 746; Location: RR 2 BOX 75-A; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RIPLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 703; Location: 404 2ND AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FAIRPLAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 213; Location: RR 3 BOX 147; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in Ripley:

  • JACKSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $310,816; Location: 208 N. CHURCH ST.; 88,149 books; 709 audio materials; 1,030 video materials; 163 serial subscriptions)