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Ranson, West Virginia
Welcome to Ranson (aka 'Corporation of Ranson') ...
The location of Ranson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Ranson has a population of 5,258 people<3> (see below for details).
Ranson was established in 1890 and was incorporated in 1910.
The community of Ranson has also been called Corporation of Ranson.
Ranson is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Ranson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Ranson: (304) & (681)<5>
Websites for Ranson ...
Chamber of Commerce: www.jeffersoncounty.com/
Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Ranson, the following might be of interest:
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ranson had an population of 5,258 people. This is an increase of 18.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 49.46% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ranson had a population of 4,440 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 3,518 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ranson.
Communities near Ranson ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ranson.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ranson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ranson.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ranson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ranson.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ranson. See our Newspapers Page 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.
Adding Ranson to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Ranson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ranson was on a map titled Road Map for West Virginia (from Shell Oil, 1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ranson on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ranson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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: 09 Aug 2022