Ripley, Mississippi Population 2024

5,298

Ripley is a city located in Benton County and Tippah County Mississippi. Ripley has a 2024 population of 5,298. It is also the county seat of Tippah County. Ripley is currently declining at a rate of -0.67% annually and its population has decreased by -2.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,442 in 2020.

The average household income in Ripley is $64,659 with a poverty rate of 15.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ripley is 39 years, 32.6 years for males, and 42.3 years for females.

Ripley Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ripley was:

  • White: 59.5%
  • Black or African American: 19.36%
  • Two or more races: 12.83%
  • Other race: 8.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
11.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
463.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.65% (-144)
The current population of Ripley, Mississippi is 5,298 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,442.

Ripley, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,23759.5%
Black or African American1,05319.36%
Two or more races69812.83%
Other race4438.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.17%
Native American00%
Asian00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Asian

Ripley Population by Race

Ripley Population Pyramid 2024

Ripley Median Age

39

Total

32.6

Male

42.3

Female

Ripley Adults

There are 4,117 adults, (1,006 of whom are seniors) in Ripley.

Ripley Age Dependency

74.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ripley Sex Ratio

Female2,73250.22%
Male2,70849.78%

Ripley Population by Age

Ripley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0582.5668.731.3
Married9503.487.412.6
Non Family7821.1155.444.6
Female2043.470.629.4
Male1223.835.794.3

3.26

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

68.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ripley Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2858.13%
9th to 12th Grade60817.35%
High School Graduate99228.31%
Some College76221.75%
Associates Degree1955.57%
Bachelors Degree3329.47%
Graduate Degree3309.42%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ripley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ripley Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,3651,870548
Black75360241
Hispanic301545
Other Race190330
2+ Races1879773
Islander990

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 39.04%.

Ripley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,779$48,075$25,378
Less Than 9th Grade$40,000$50,341$19,665
High School Graduate$28,258$40,960$23,512
Some College$33,935$50,571$25,930
Bachelors Degree$45,345$45,690$41,731
Graduate Degree$88,233$89,167$73,281

$34,779

Average Earnings

$48,075

Average Male

$25,378

Average Female

Ripley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ripley Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ripley Language

88.61% of Ripley residents speak only English, while 11.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.13% of the population.

Ripley Language

Ripley Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,07932710.62%
Hispanic62429046.47%
Multiple69327940.26%
Other43017240%
Black1,033525.03%

15.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.04%

Male Poverty Rate

19.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ripley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ripley is Hispanic, with 46.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ripley is Black, with 5.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.18%.

Ripley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.38%
High School17.41%
Bachelors or Greater8.29%
Some College5.13%

Ripley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed62.7%
Female Employed13.8%
Male Employed9.52%
Male Unemployed4.58%

Ripley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ripley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$53,175$64,659
Families$68,136$76,558
Married Families$81,935$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,774$43,426

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ripley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ripley Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ripley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ripley Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ripley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

102

Number of Veterans

102

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam72
First Gulf War25
Second Gulf War14
Korea6
World War II0

Ripley Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7466
55 to 6416
18 to 3414
75+6
35 to 540

Ripley Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White732.75%
Black293.3%

Ripley Veterans by Race

Ripley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ripley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ripley Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ripley Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ripley Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.66%

Born in Ripley

94.74%

Native Born

5.26%

Foreign Born

4.36%

Non Citizen

0.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.74% of Ripley residents were born in the United States, with 73.66% having been born in Mississippi. 4.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ripley Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,118-36-0.7%
20285,154-36-0.69%
20275,190-36-0.69%
20265,226-36-0.68%
20255,262-36-0.68%
20245,298-36-0.67%
20235,334-36-0.67%
20225,370-46-0.85%
20215,416-26-0.48%
20205,4421743.3%
20195,268-20-0.38%
20185,288190.36%
20175,269-47-0.88%
20165,316160.3%
20155,30000%
20145,300-25-0.47%
20135,32530.06%
20125,322-23-0.43%
20115,345-56-1.04%
20105,401-77-1.41%
20005,4781071.99%
19905,3711,10025.76%
19804,27178922.66%
19703,48281430.51%
19602,66800%
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Ripley Population by Year