Ripley is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 3,159 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ripley who work in sales jobs (13.83%), healthcare (13.76%), and community and social services (9.01%).
As is often the case in a small city, Ripley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Ripley citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.50% of adults in Ripley have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ripley in 2018 was $25,702, which is upper middle income relative to West Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,808 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, English, Irish, Dutch, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Ripley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.