Ranson, West Virginia

Population 4,480

Ranson is located in Jefferson County, WV. The population is 4,480, making Ranson the 2nd largest city in Jefferson County.

There are 2 public schools in Ranson with an average Homefacts rating of A-. The total crime rate for Ranson is low , and there are 17 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Ranson is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Ranson property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Ranson include Charles Town, Shenandoah Junction and Middleway.

Ranson Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Excellent
  • No High School Diploma: 13.1%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 64.4%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 22.5%

Crime Rate

36.14% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 19
  • Violent Crimes: 151
  • Robbery: 19
  • Burglary: 208
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

69.39% Higher than national avg.
  • 17 offenders in Ranson
  • 37.95 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

84 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 30
  • Registered Polluters: 5
  • Superfunds: 6
  • Tanks & Spills: 43


Low 2.8%
  • West Virginia unemployment average: 4.3%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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There are 2 K-12 public schools in Ranson, WV and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Ranson's schools as Excellent, with an overall A- rating.
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3 Private Schools

Rock Spring Child Learning Center

The Country Day School

Wee Disciples Christian Academy

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0 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Ranson, WV

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35 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Ranson, WV issued 35 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Ranson, WV issued 65 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $750
  • 1 Bedroom: $752
  • 2 Bedrooms: $888
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,270
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,530

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Environmental Hazards

84 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (385/400)
    Ranson, WV has 96.25% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.44 Average
    Ranson, WV is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 32°
  • February 34.92°
  • March 44.8°
  • April 55.33°
  • May 63.54°
  • June 72.22°
  • July 76.38°
  • August 74°
  • September 66.42°
  • October 55.37°
  • November 44.52°
  • December 35.22°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Ranson, WV

Ranson, WV has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Ranson, WV has no risk of hurricanes.
Ranson, WV has a high risk of hail storms.
Ranson, WV has a high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Ranson, WV: $49,063


Unemployment in Ranson is 2.8%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 4.3% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 44.79%
White Collar - 55.21%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Sen. Joe Manchin III

City Representatives

  • Alex Mooney

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

3 FCC Towers view all

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  • No fire stations found in Ranson, WV

1 Hospital view all

0 Libraries view all

  • No library found in Ranson, WV

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  • No retirement homes found in Ranson, WV
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