Ripley County, Missouri Population 2024

10,898

Ripley County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 10,898 with a growth rate of 0.85% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ripley County, Missouri is the 80th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 14,102 and has seen a growth of -22.72% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,358920.82%
202811,266920.82%
202711,174920.83%
202611,082920.84%
202510,990920.84%
202410,898920.85%
202310,806920.86%
202210,714690.65%
202110,645-24-0.22%
202010,669-2,674-20.04%
201913,343-85-0.63%
201813,428-148-1.09%
201713,576-197-1.43%
201613,773-24-0.17%
201513,797-144-1.03%
201413,941-55-0.39%
201313,996-36-0.26%
201214,032-111-0.78%
201114,143410.29%
201014,10200%
199012,303-155-1.24%
198012,4582,65527.08%
19709,8037077.77%
19609,096-2,318-20.31%
195011,414-1,192-9.46%
194012,6061,43012.8%
193011,176-885-7.34%
192012,061-1,038-7.92%
191013,099-87-0.66%
190013,1864,67454.91%
18908,5123,13558.3%
18805,3772,20269.35%
18703,175-572-15.27%
18603,74791732.4%
18502,830-26-0.91%
18402,856-8,502-74.85%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.85% (92)
County Website
Ripley County
County Seat
2020 Population
10,669
Area
630 mi²
Density
17 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.15% (229)
Founded
January 5, 1833

Ripley County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,13893.53%
Two or more races4904.52%
Other race950.88%
Asian930.86%
Native American120.11%
Black or African American110.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ripley County, Missouri Population by Race

Ripley County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Ripley County, Missouri Median Age

41.1

Total

38.8

Male

42.5

Female

Ripley County, Missouri Adults

There are 8,290 adults, (2,149 of whom are seniors) in Ripley County, Missouri.

Ripley County, Missouri Age Dependency

76.5

Age Dependency Ratio

35

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ripley County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female5,43750.16%
Male5,40249.84%

Ripley County, Missouri Population by Age

Ripley County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,9362.7479.620.4
Married2,0913.2989.310.7
Non Family1,2571.271.128.9
Female3703.8660.539.5
Male2184.3568.331.7

3.36

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

79.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ripley County, Missouri Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4025.34%
9th to 12th Grade93912.48%
High School Graduate2,94139.1%
Some College1,67522.27%
Associates Degree6738.95%
Bachelors Degree6148.16%
Graduate Degree2783.7%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ripley County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ripley County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White7,0695,790788
2+ Races31928868
Hispanic57405
Asian474329
Other Race42257
Black1110
Native American10100

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.7%.

Ripley County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,126$38,985$24,943
Less Than 9th Grade$14,439$0$14,856
High School Graduate$30,047$35,164$22,500
Some College$32,556$38,093$25,147
Bachelors Degree$55,417$58,750$39,375
Graduate Degree$58,676$54,632$59,044

$32,126

Average Earnings

$38,985

Average Male

$24,943

Average Female

Ripley County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ripley County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ripley County, Missouri Language

98.63% of Ripley County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 1.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.77% of the population.

Ripley County, Missouri Language

Ripley County, Missouri Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,9912,07520.77%
Multiple4858216.91%
Hispanic2436024.69%
Other953233.68%

20.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.58%

Male Poverty Rate

21.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ripley County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ripley County, Missouri is Other, with 33.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ripley County, Missouri is Multiple, with 16.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4%. Among those working part-time, it was 16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.3%.

Ripley County, Missouri Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.1%
High School22.21%
Some College13.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.49%

Ripley County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed40%
Female Unemployed22%
Female Employed10.89%
Male Employed4.08%

Ripley County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ripley County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$42,541$55,660
Families$58,891$68,340
Married Families$60,801$-999,999,999
Non Families$19,623$26,954

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ripley County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ripley County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ripley County, Missouri 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 35-44.

Ripley County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ripley County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

716

Number of Veterans

670

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam304
First Gulf War108
Second Gulf War107
Korea34
World War II10

Ripley County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+197
65 to 74172
55 to 64156
35 to 54115
18 to 3476

Ripley County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6898.87%
Asian2223.66%
2+ Races51.43%

Ripley County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Ripley County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ripley County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ripley County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ripley County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ripley County, Missouri 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

65.62%

Born in Ripley County, Missouri

98.74%

Native Born

1.26%

Foreign Born

0.3%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.74% of Ripley County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 65.62% having been born in Missouri. 0.3% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ripley County, Missouri Place of Birth

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