Ripley, Tennessee Population 2021

7,469
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Ripley is a city located in Lauderdale County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Lauderdale County. With a 2020 population of 7,469, it is the 75th largest city in Tennessee and the 3800th largest city in the United States . Ripley is currently declining at a rate of -1.87% annually and its population has decreased by -11.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,445 in 2010. Ripley reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 13 miles, Ripley has a population density of 580 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ripley is $46,824 with a poverty rate of 29.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $696 per month, and the median house value is $86,700. 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: 51.73%
  • White: 42.25%
  • Two or more races: 3.86%
  • Native American: 1.65%
  • Asian: 0.42%
  • Other race: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ripley, Tennessee is 7,469 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,753.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,445.

Ripley, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American4,11151.73%
White3,35842.25%
Two or More Races3073.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native1311.65%
Asian330.42%
Some Other Race70.09%
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Ripley Population by Race

Ripley Population Pyramid $2021

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Ripley Median Age

34.5


Total

30.8


Male

37.6


Female

Ripley Adults

There are 5,708 adults, (1,073 of whom are seniors) in Ripley.

Ripley Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Ripley Sex Ratio

Female

4,194

52.77%

Male

3,753

47.23%

Ripley Population by Age

Ripley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ripley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female11.7%88.3%
Male33.3%66.7%
All39.3%60.7%
Non Family39.3%60.7%
Married67.3%32.7%

39.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ripley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2692.3539.3
Non Family1,1721.1239.3
Married9422.9767.3
Female9063.1711.7
Male2492.8233.3

2.93

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Ripley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2695.54%
9th to 12th Grade77415.95%
High School Graduate2,00241.24%
Some College1,13323.34%
Associates Degree1893.89%
Bachelors Degree2675.50%
Graduate Degree2204.53%
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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
White2,3561,867277
Black2,3061,828175
2+ Races9754
Native American494935
Asian276
Hispanic12
Other Race77

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 71.43%.

Ripley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,144$34,821$26,500
Less Than 9th Grade$21,330$$21,127
High School Graduate$28,032$35,313$26,033
Some College$29,297$31,850$27,438
Bachelors Degree$32,195$$31,319
Graduate Degree$49,143$48,821$74,107

$29,144

Average Earnings

$34,821

Average Male

$26,500

Average Female

Ripley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ripley Language by Age

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Ripley Language

98.44% of Ripley residents speak only English, while 1.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.66% of the population.

Ripley Language

Ripley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,0281,26231.33%
White3,14688628.16%
Multiple30710734.85%
Hispanic423071.43%
Native13121.53%

29.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.59%

Male Poverty Rate

30.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ripley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ripley is Hispanic, with 71.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ripley is Native, with 1.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.24%.

Ripley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.78%
High School25.05%
Some College21.04%
Bachelors or Greater9.56%

Ripley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed24.86%
Male Unemployed24.49%
Male Employed10.93%
Female Employed9.68%

Ripley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ripley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,533$46,824
Families$37,357$52,309
Married Families$58,983-
Non Families$22,054$32,451
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Income by Household Type

Ripley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

29.4%

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 Over 65, 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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309

Number of Veterans

296

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam114
Second Gulf War49
First Gulf War47
Korea38
World War II3

Ripley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7491
75+75
55 to 6468
35 to 5443
18 to 3432

Ripley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1957.48%
Black1144.00%

Ripley Veterans by Race

Ripley Veterans by Education

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22.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ripley Veterans by Education

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54%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

13.2%

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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82.52%

Born in Ripley

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.48% of Ripley residents were born in the United States, with 82.52% having been born in Tennessee. 0.52% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,469-142-1.87%
20207,611-142-1.83%
20197,753-142-1.80%
20187,895-88-1.10%
20177,983-82-1.02%
20168,065-24-0.30%
20158,089-103-1.26%
20148,192-98-1.18%
20138,290-40-0.48%
20128,330-24-0.29%
20118,354-27-0.32%
20108,3815370.66%
20007,8441,6562.40%
19906,188-178-0.28%
19806,3661,5722.88%
19704,7941,0122.40%
19603,7824641.32%
19503,3185341.77%
19402,7840.00%

Ripley Population by Year