Ripley, Tennessee Population 2022

7,327
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Ripley is a city located in Lauderdale County Tennessee. Ripley has a 2020 population of 7,327. It is also the county seat of Lauderdale County. Ripley is currently declining at a rate of -1.90% annually and its population has decreased by -12.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,381 in 2010.

The average household income in Ripley is $46,824 with a poverty rate of 28.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $682 per month, and the median house value is $92,200. The median age in Ripley is 34.5 years, 30.8 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Ripley Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ripleywas:

  • Black or African American: 54.01%
  • White: 40.94%
  • Two or more races: 4.55%
  • Asian: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Ripley, Tennessee is 7,327 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,327.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,381.

Ripley, Tennessee Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,21540.94%
Black or African American4,24154.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.09%
Asian320.41%
Two or More Races3574.55%
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Ripley Population by Race

Ripley Population Pyramid 2022

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Ripley Median Age

35.9


Total

32.5


Male

39


Female

Ripley Adults

There are 5,694 adults, (1,082 of whom are seniors) in Ripley.

Ripley Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ripley Sex Ratio

Female

4,093

52.13%

Male

3,759

47.87%

Ripley Population by Age

Ripley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ripley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.3%34.7%
All37.7%62.3%
Non Family36.8%63.2%
Male21.5%78.5%
Female12.2%87.8%

37.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ripley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1702.437.7
Married9903.0765.3
Male1812.7521.5
Female9133.1412.2
Non Family1,0861.0936.8

2.92

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Ripley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2264.63%
9th to 12th Grade74415.26%
High School Graduate2,04641.96%
Some College1,07221.99%
Associates Degree2234.57%
Bachelors Degree4348.90%
Graduate Degree1312.69%
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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
2+ Races985520
White2,2091,793315
Black2,5242,052230
Asian276
Hispanic18

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 81.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 20.41%.

Ripley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,023$35,420$30,388
Less Than 9th Grade$22,008$35,669$21,004
High School Graduate$29,754$30,521$29,063
Some College$30,426$32,269$27,976
Bachelors Degree$36,615$36,503$40,313
Graduate Degree$90,000$103,646$84,509

$32,023

Average Earnings

$35,420

Average Male

$30,388

Average Female

Ripley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ripley Language by Age

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Ripley Language

98.23% of Ripley residents speak only English, while 1.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.97% of the population.

Ripley Language

Ripley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic503264.00%
Multiple35712033.61%
Black4,1791,34732.23%
White2,98665321.87%
OtherNaN%

28.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.60%

Male Poverty Rate

29.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ripley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ripley is Hispanic, with 64.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.29%.

Ripley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.24%
High School26.46%
Some College20.72%
Bachelors or Greater13.42%

Ripley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.47%
Male Unemployed18.71%
Female Employed13.45%
Female Unemployed10.81%

Ripley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ripley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,813$49,687
Families$38,387$56,179
Married Families$63,922-
Non Families$18,269$30,589
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Income by Household Type

Ripley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.3%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ripley Marital Status by Race

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Ripley Marital Status

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338

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War80
First Gulf War55
Vietnam137
Korea9
World War II8

Ripley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3447
35 to 5468
55 to 6463
65 to 74110
75+50

Ripley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1786.99%
Black1424.77%
2+ Races1814.29%

Ripley Veterans by Race

Ripley Veterans by Education

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21.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ripley Veterans by Education

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50.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.9%

Employment Rate

10.7%

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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84.86%

Born in Ripley

99.58%

Native Born

0.42%

Foreign Born

0.42%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.58% of Ripley residents were born in the United States, with 84.86% having been born in Tennessee. 0.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ripley Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19402,7840.00%
19503,3185341.77%
19603,7824641.32%
19704,7941,0122.40%
19806,3661,5722.88%
19906,188-178-0.28%
20007,8441,6562.40%
20108,3815370.66%
20118,354-27-0.32%
20128,330-24-0.29%
20138,290-40-0.48%
20148,192-98-1.18%
20158,089-103-1.26%
20168,065-24-0.30%
20177,983-82-1.02%
20187,895-88-1.10%
20197,753-142-1.80%
20207,611-142-1.83%
20217,469-142-1.87%
20227,327-142-1.90%

Ripley Population by Year