Ravenswood, West Virginia

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Ravenswood is a city in Jackson County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 4,031 at the 2000 census.



Ravenswood is located at 38°57′11″N 81°45′41″W / 38.95306°N 81.76139°W / 38.95306; -81.76139 (38.952922, -81.761357),[3] along the Ohio River at the mouth of Sandy Creek.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.60%) is water. Ravenswood is sometimes called " The gateway to the South" due to is conspicuous location in the state.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,031 people, 1,692 households, and 1,135 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,190.1 people per square mile (845.9/km²). There were 1,832 housing units at an average density of 995.4/sq mi (384.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.04% White, 0.25% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

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