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Ripley

Ripley, West Virginia

  •   State: 
    West Virginia
      County: 
    Jackson County
      City: 
    Ripley
      County FIPS: 
    54035
      Coordinates: 
    38°49′16″N 81°42′51″W
      Area total: 
    3.29 sq mi (8.51 km²)
      Area land: 
    3.18 sq mi (8.23 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.11 sq mi (0.28 km²)
      Elevation: 
    614 ft (187 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    38,7965
      Longitude: 
    -81,704
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Charleston, WV
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    25271
      GMAP: 

    Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States

  •   Population: 
    3,074
      Population density: 
    994.33 residents per square mile of area (383.96/km²)
      Household income: 
    $29,873
      Households: 
    1,477
      Unemployment rate: 
    11.40%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    6.50%

Ripley is a city in and the county seat of Jackson County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 3,074 at the 2020 census. The last public hanging in West Virginia took place in Ripley in 1897, when John Morgan was hanged for murder. The city is located at 38°4916N 81°4251W (38.821078, -81.714264), along Mill Creek. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.28 square miles (8.50 km²), of which 3.17 square miles of it is land and 0.11 sq miles (0.28 km²) is water. In 1832, the Starchers donated 8 acres (32,000 m2) of land to the county, 2 acres for the location of the county courthouse and jail, and six for the general use of the new county. The town was chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1832. The name was shortened in 1893 to Jackson. During the American Civil War, Ripley remained under the control of the Union except for a brief incursion by the Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins in September 1862. At the 2010 census, there were 3,252 people, 1,476 households and 854 families living in the city. The gender makeup of the city was 44.6% male and 55.4% female. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was2.81.

History

Ripley is the primary city name, but also Statts Mills are acceptable city names or spellings, Fairplain on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Ripley, West Virginia. Ripley was originally owned and settled by William, John, and Lewis Rodgers. They received a grant of 400 acres (1.6 km²) in 1768 where "Sycamore Creek joins Big Mill Creek" The land was later sold to Jacob (and Ann) Starcher, most probably in 1803. Jacob Starcher erected a grist mill in 1824 and laid out the town in 1830, naming it in honor of Harry Ripley, a young minister who was to be married. The town was chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1832. The last public hanging in West Virginia took place in Ripley in 1897, when John Morgan was hanged for murder. During the American Civil War, Ripley remained under the control of the Union except for a brief incursion by the Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins in September 1862. The name was shortened in 1893 to Jackson. In 1897, the name became Ripley. The post office was established in 18 32 with the name Jackson Court House. It was later renamed Ripley by the West Virginia State Legislature in 1894. It is located on the banks of the Ohio River, about one and a half miles north of the town of Big Mill creek. It has a population of about 2,000. The county seat of Jackson County, West Virginia, was named Ripley after a young man who drowned in the creek shortly before his wedding to his fiancee. He was buried in the Ripley Cemetery.

Geography

Ripley is located at 38°4916N 81°4251W (38.821078, -81.714264), along Mill Creek.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.28 square miles (8.50 km²) of which 3.17 square miles is land and 0.11 sq miles (0.28km²) is water. The city is located on the banks of Mill Creek, which is a tributary of the Arkansas River. Ripley was named after Ripley, Arkansas, which was founded in the 17th century. It is the site of the Ripley High School, one of the oldest high schools in the United States. The Ripley School District was established in 1876. It was the first high school in the state, and the first in the nation, to open in 1878. The school was named for Ripley's founder, William "Bill" Ripley. The town's name is derived from the town's nickname, "Riply", which means "to run" or "run" in English. It has also been known as "Riptley" and "Rippley" in the Spanish language, and has been used as a name for the town of Ripley since the 19th century, when it was first established. It also has been called "Ripsley" by some locals, and is now known as the "City of Ripsley".

Demographics

At the 2010 census, there were 3,252 people, 1,476 households and 854 families living in the city. The median household income was $25,861 and the median income for a family was $37,027. The gender makeup of the city was 44.6% male and 55.4% female. At the 2000 census, the city had a population of 3,263 and the population density was 1,056.3 per square mile (407.7/km²) The city's median age was 46.1 years. The city has a population density of 1,025.9 per square miles (396.1/ km²). It has a median age of 45 years, and the city's population density is 1,026.7 per squaremile (396-1/km 2). The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is the only city in the state of New Mexico that is not part of the Mexican state of Baja California or the Mexican province of Michoacán. It was the site of a World War II-era naval base, which was closed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The U.N. has no plans to build a new base in the area, but plans to expand into the area in the future. The town's name is derived from the word "western", which means "western" or "densely populated". The city was founded in the 17th century.

Fourth of July celebration

Ripley claims to host the "Biggest Small Town Fourth of July Celebration" in the U.S. On 4 July 2002, then President George W. Bush gave a public speech at the town's courthouse. The town of Ripley has a population of 1,000 people. It is located in the eastern part of the state of Kansas.

Education

Ripley is served by the Jackson County School District. Schools located in Ripley are: Ripley High School (grades 9 through 12) and Fairplain Elementary School. Jackson County Center of West Virginia University at Parkersburg is located in the town. The town is home to the West Virginia State Museum, which is located on the campus of the University of W Virginia. The Ripley area has a population of about 2,000. It is located near the town of Morgantown, West Virginia, in the state's southern part. The city's population is about 3,000 people, and it is in the southern part of the state. The area is in West Virginia's southern portion, near the border with Ohio. It also has a small population of people who live in the towns of Pottstown, Charleston, and Morgantstown. It has a history of being heavily affected by the effects of the Great Depression and World War II. It was also the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the early 1900s. The community is also home to a number of small businesses, including the Ripley Post Office, a post office, a bank, and a bank. The village has a large number of residents who live on the town's south side. The population of Ripley is about 1,500 people, with the majority of the residents living in and around the town center. The average income is about $30,000, and the town has a high school graduation rate of about 80%.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia = 87. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Ripley = 4.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 3,074 individuals with a median age of 46.6 age the population grows by 0.28% in Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 994.33 residents per square mile of area (383.96/km²). There are average 2.1 people per household in the 1,477 households with an average household income of $29,873 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.40% of the available work force and has dropped -10.93% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 6.74%. The number of physicians in Ripley per 100,000 population = 69.7.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Ripley = 44.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 20.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 133. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 178. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 21.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 44, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia which are owned by the occupant = 63.20%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 39 years with median home cost = $96,230 and home appreciation of -0.08%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.48 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,411 per student. There are 15.2 students for each teacher in the school, 1263 students for each Librarian and 117 students for each Counselor. 3.76% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.77% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.91% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Ripley's population in Jackson County, West Virginia of 1,943 residents in 1900 has increased 1,58-fold to 3,074 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 54.66% female residents and 45.34% male residents live in Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia.

    As of 2020 in Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia are married and the remaining 45.40% are single population.

  • 19.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Ripley require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.62% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.60% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 2.91% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, 63.20% are owner-occupied homes, another 29.29% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.51% are vacant.

  • The 24.82% of the population in Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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