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Ripley, West Virginia
Welcome to Ripley ...
The location of Ripley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Ripley has a population of 3,159 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Ripley.
Ripley is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Ripley lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Ripley: (304) and (681)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ripley had an population of 3,159 people. This is a decrease of 2.86% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.19% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Ripley had a population of 3,252 people (or 11.13% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Ripley the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Ripley represents 0.18% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,252 people, the population of Ripley has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,263 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Ripley.
Adding Ripley to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Ripley in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Ripley elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ripley on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Ripley ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Ripley - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Maine (2), Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Tennessee and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ripley.
Communities near Ripley ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ripley.
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 Ripley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ripley.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ripley. 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 Ripley.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ripley. See our Newspapers Page for Ripley.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ripley ...
Looking for more information about Ripley? 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 Ripley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ripley.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 04 May 2021