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Ranson, West Virginia
Welcome to Ranson (aka 'Corporation of Ranson') ...
Ranson is located in Jefferson County.
The location of Ranson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Ranson has a population of 5,173 people<2> (see below for details).
Ranson was established in 1890 and was incorporated in 1910.
Ranson is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Ranson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Ranson: (304) and (681)<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ranson had a population of 4,440 people (which is 8.3% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Ranson the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Ranson represents 0.24% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 28th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,440 people, the population of Ranson increased 26.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,518 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ranson had an population of 5,173 people. This is an increase of 16.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 47.04% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ranson.
Communities near Ranson ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ranson and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.
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Websites for Ranson ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ranson ...
Looking for more information about Ranson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Ranson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ranson.
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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019