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Population
4,830
2.48% growth
Median Age
34.7
Median Household Income
$49,063
12.9% growth
Poverty Rate
17.1%
Number of Employees
2,429
2.88% growth
Median Property Value
$160,300
1.01% growth

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The economy of Ranson, WV employs 2,429 people. The economy of Ranson, WV is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Accommodation & Food Service; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 6.14; 1.57; and 1.56 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ranson, WV are Arts, Entertainment, Recreation (341), Accommodation & Food Service (307), and Retail trade (284), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($63,500), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($61,667), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,152).

Median household income in Ranson, WV is $49,063. Males in Ranson, WV have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,164. The income inequality of Ranson, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427 which is lower than the national average.

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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ranson, WV. In Jefferson County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 48 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,855. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Ranson, WV is from the county of Jefferson County, WV.

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Diversity

Ranson, WV is home to a population of 4,830 people, from which 96% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ranson, WV is composed of 3,048 White residents (63.1%), 928 Black residents (19.2%), 533 Hispanic residents (11%), 195 Two+ residents (4.04%), and 126 Asian residents (2.61%). The most common foreign languages in Ranson, WV are Spanish (383 speakers), Vietnamese (120 speakers), and Italian (18 speakers), but compared to other places, Ranson, WV has a relative high number of Vietnamese (120 speakers), Other West Germanic (10 speakers), and Italian (18 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV awarded 13,864 degrees. The student population of Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV is skewed away from females, with 8,424 male students and 5,440 female students. Most students in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV are White (9,241 and 66.7%), followed by Black or African American (2,016 and 14.5%), Hispanic or Latino (1,098 and 7.92%), and Unknown (505 and 3.64%). The largest universities in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV by number of graduates are American Public University System (11,410 and 82.3%), Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (943 and 6.8%), and Shepherd University (861 and 6.21%). The most popular majors in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV are General Business Administration & Management (919 and 6.63%), International & Global Studies (461 and 3.33%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (450 and 3.25%). The median tuition costs in Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,230 and $14,592 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ranson, WV is $160,300, which is 0.78 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $158,700 to $160,300, a 1.01% increase. The homeownership rate of Ranson, WV is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ranson, WV have an average commute time of 32.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ranson, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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