Ranson, WV

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Living in Ranson

Ranson is a somewhat small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 5,433 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ranson is the 27th largest community in West Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Ranson, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Ranson, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Ranson’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Ranson does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $69,544.00.

Ranson real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Ranson house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ranson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ranson is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ranson who work in office and administrative support (10.37%), sales jobs (9.89%), and management occupations (8.32%).

Also of interest is that Ranson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Ranson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ranson, the average commute to work is 33.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Ranson who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.88% of the adults in Ranson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ranson in 2018 was $29,296, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,184 for a family of four. However, Ranson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ranson is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ranson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ranson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ranson include German, Italian, Irish, English, and European.

The most common language spoken in Ranson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.