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Ripley, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Ripley had a population of 5,291 as of July 1, 2018. Ripley ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ripley is located at latitude 34.7298 and longitude -88.9506 in Tippah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ripley encompass a land area of 11.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Tippah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 486 feet.

The City of Ripley (GNIS ID: 2404621) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Ripley is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tippah County.

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Ripley, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,291
Population in Households 5,193
Population in Familes 4,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density2 463
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $35,648
Average Household Income $53,564
Per Capita Income $21,297


Total Housing Units 2,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,353 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 719 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 341 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $95,114
Average Home Value $115,565


Total Households 2,071
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,349
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.24% -0.09%
Households -0.35% -0.14%
Families -0.38% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Ripley, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ripley to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 68 81st
Population Density # 184 49th
Diversity Index # 79 79th
Median Household Income # 164 55th
Per Capita Income # 133 64th

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