Ripley, Mississippi Population 2021

5,249
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Ripley is a city located in Tippah County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Tippah County. With a 2020 population of 5,249, it is the 61st largest city in Mississippi and the 4640th largest city in the United States . Ripley is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -2.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,395 in 2010. Ripley reached it's highest population of 5,478 in 2000. Spanning over 11 miles, Ripley has a population density of 459 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ripley is $56,479 with a poverty rate of 22.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $599 per month, and the median house value is $116,000. The median age in Ripley is 36.8 years, 36.3 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Ripley Demographics

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

  • White: 46.39%
  • Black or African American: 34.22%
  • Other race: 14.61%
  • Two or more races: 4.08%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Asian: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
The current population of Ripley, Mississippi is 5,249 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,285.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,395.

Ripley, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,45446.39%
Black or African American1,81034.22%
Some Other Race77314.61%
Two or More Races2164.08%
Asian130.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.21%
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Ripley Population by Race

Ripley Population Pyramid $2021

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Ripley Median Age

36.8


Total

36.3


Male

38.2


Female

Ripley Adults

There are 3,734 adults, (880 of whom are seniors) in Ripley.

Ripley Age Dependency

85.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ripley Sex Ratio

Female

2,871

54.27%

Male

2,419

45.73%

Ripley Population by Age

Ripley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ripley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
All60.6%39.4%
Non Family46.6%53.4%
Male46.3%53.7%
Female40%60%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ripley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,735360.6
Married7863.679.8
Non Family6351.1546.6
Female2605.6340
Male543.2846.3

3.99

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

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Ripley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2327.26%
9th to 12th Grade38912.17%
High School Graduate1,18437.05%
Some College56517.68%
Associates Degree2477.73%
Bachelors Degree38111.92%
Graduate Degree1986.20%
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Ripley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ripley Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,7741,462460
Black1,05387865
Hispanic286163
Other Race225119
2+ Races909054
Native American13
Asian132
Islander1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 60.00%.

Ripley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,604$36,461$30,048
Less Than 9th Grade$31,613$42,083$
High School Graduate$30,836$33,790$22,432
Some College$24,231$31,525$22,105
Bachelors Degree$48,750$$49,375
Graduate Degree$75,500$76,625$64,375

$31,604

Average Earnings

$36,461

Average Male

$30,048

Average Female

Ripley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ripley Language by Age

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Ripley Language

83.37% of Ripley residents speak only English, while 16.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.03% of the population.

Ripley Language

Ripley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,77263936.06%
White2,33826511.33%
Hispanic94826027.43%
Other75912015.81%
Multiple2072813.53%
Native1313100.00%
Islander1111100.00%

22.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.01%

Male Poverty Rate

25.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ripley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ripley is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ripley is White, with 11.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.05%.

Ripley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.65%
High School19.08%
Some College10.95%
Bachelors or Greater1.90%

Ripley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed78.43%
Male Unemployed28.00%
Male Employed10.23%
Female Employed9.62%

Ripley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ripley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,238$56,479
Families$52,625$68,176
Married Families$76,364-
Non Families$22,176$35,232
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Income by Household Type

Ripley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ripley Married by Age and Sex

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Ripley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ripley Marital Status by Race

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Ripley Marital Status

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85

Number of Veterans

85

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam41
World War II15
Korea15
Second Gulf War12
First Gulf War2

Ripley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+30
65 to 7425
55 to 6418
18 to 3412
35 to 54

Ripley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White713.79%
Black141.16%

Ripley Veterans by Race

Ripley Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ripley Veterans by Education

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58%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ripley Employment by Age

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Ripley Employment by Race

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Ripley Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.99%

Born in Ripley

92.51%

Native Born

7.49%

Foreign Born

2.50%

Non Citizen

4.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.51% of Ripley residents were born in the United States, with 73.99% having been born in Mississippi. 2.50% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,249-12-0.23%
20205,261-12-0.23%
20195,273-12-0.23%
20185,285130.25%
20175,272-45-0.85%
20165,317180.34%
20155,299-3-0.06%
20145,302-27-0.51%
20135,32970.13%
20125,322-27-0.50%
20115,349-52-0.96%
20105,401-77-0.14%
20005,4781070.20%
19905,3711,1002.32%
19804,2717892.06%
19703,4828142.70%
19602,6680.00%

Ripley Population by Year