Ripley is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 3,231 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ripley is the 54th largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ripley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ripley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ripley who work in sales jobs (19.26%), office and administrative support (14.24%), and community and social services (9.06%).
Being a small city, Ripley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Ripley are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.94% of adults in Ripley having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ripley in 2010 was $21,346, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,384 for a family of four. However, Ripley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Ripley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ripley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ripley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Ripley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.