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Ripley, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The City of Ripley had a population of 5,436 as of July 1, 2017. 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 34.7359 and longitude -88.936 in Tippah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ripley (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ripley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ripley, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,436
Daytime Population: Workers 3,738
Daytime Population: Residents 2,851
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,589
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 5,338
Population in Familes 4,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density2 476
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $36,651
Average Household Income $51,927
Per Capita Income $20,555


Total Housing Units 2,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,317 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 799 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 298 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $93,472
Average Home Value $115,342


Total Households 2,116
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,382
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.1% 0.12%
Households -0.1% 0.01%
Families -0.1% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 2017 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 # 178 51st
Diversity Index # 72 80th
Median Household Income # 155 57th
Per Capita Income # 132 64th

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