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Ripley, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Ripley is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lauderdale County at latitude 35.7461 and longitude -89.5341. Lauderdale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 446 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Ripley, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ripley, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ripley indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Ripley (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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Ripley, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,324
Population in Households 8,182
Population in Familes 6,765
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density1 650
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 3,126
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 2,120
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,622 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,326 (36.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,800 (49.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 496 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $81,556
Average Home Value $102,146


Median Household Income $28,487
Average Household Income $40,270
Per Capita Income $15,272
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.34% -0.06%
Households -0.36% -0.13%
Families -0.31% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ripley, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ripley to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 84th
Population Density1 # 160 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 19 96th
Median Household Income # 374 13th
Per Capita Income # 401 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.