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Ranson is a town in Jefferson County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named after Dr. James Ranson, local farmer and dentist.
The latitude of Ranson is 39.295N. The longitude is -77.86W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,951.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ranson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25438 ZIP code.
18% of Ranson residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ranson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ranson was $12,804, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Ranson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Ranson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $851.
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ranson political report.
The average commute time for Ranson workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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