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Population (year 2000): 7,844. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,772 (-0.9% change)
Males: 3,596 (45.8%), Females: 4,248 (54.2%)

Lauderdale County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $23,662 (year 2000)
Median house value: $65,900 (year 2000)

Ripley, TN residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Ripley:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.2%)
  • Black (46.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (12.4%), Irish (5.5%), German (3.1%), English (2.7%), Dutch (1.3%), Scottish (1.1%).Tennessee

Elevation: 459 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles

Ripley,

For population 25 years and over in Ripley

  • High school or higher: 65.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ripley city

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +507 (+6.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TN Jackson, (49.6 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TN Memphis, (52.7 miles pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (440.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: TN Henning, (5.7 miles TN (11.0 miles Gates, TN (13.2 miles Halls, TN (14.6 miles Covington, TN (19.1 miles Garland, TN (21.4 miles Stanton, TN (21.5 miles Brownsville, TN (21.6 miles Burlison,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 30 buildings, average cost: $49,100
  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $34,200
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $50,900
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $51,200
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 2003: 99 buildings, average cost: $51,900
  • 2004: 54 buildings, average cost: $63,900
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $87,900

Latitude: 35.74 N, Longitude: 89.53 W

Area code: 731

Ripley, Tennessee business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (37.1%), Educational,health and social services (18.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,535 (+32.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,790 (60.1%)

Crime in Ripley by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 2 0
    per 100,000 12.7 12.7 25.5 0.0
Rapes 4 6 3 5
    per 100,000 51.0 76.5 38.2 63.7
Robberies 10 12 18 20
    per 100,000 127.5 153.0 229.5 255.0
Assaults 113 114 79 117
    per 100,000 1440.6 1453.3 1007.1 1491.6
Burglaries 220 200 239 186
    per 100,000 2804.7 2549.7 3046.9 2371.2
Thefts 514 510 490 497
    per 100,000 6552.8 6501.8 6246.8 6336.1
Auto thefts 35 44 50 60
    per 100,000 446.2 560.9 637.4 764.9
853.6 863.3 825.2 880.9

Average climate in Ripley, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ripley,

Ripley-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 137% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Ripley city center injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category 4 tornado 19.2 miles away from the city center caused $30,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Ripley:
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LAUDERDALE (326 ASBURY RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ripley:
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TIPTON (about 15 miles; COVINGTON, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE-BROWNSVILLE HOSP (about 22 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE DYERSBURG HOSPITA (about 23 miles; DYERSBURG, TN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ripley:
  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 36 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; ID: NQA)
  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 46 miles; JACKSON, TN; ID: MKL)
  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 58 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; ID: MEM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ripley:
  • COVINGTON MUNI (about 12 miles; COVINGTON, TN; ID: M04)
  • ARNOLD FIELD (about 15 miles; HALLS, TN; ID: M31)
  • DYERSBURG MUNI (about 19 miles; DYERSBURG, TN; ID: DYR)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3 $7,051 $28,204 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $19,789 $29,683 9 $6,710
Other Government Administration 2 $7,184 $43,104 7 $3,362
Streets and Highways 21 $41,030 $23,445 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,649 $31,788 3 $3,796
Firefighters 16 $35,281 $26,460 7 $1,860
Police - Other 0 $0   1 $974
Solid Waste Management 10 $17,047 $20,456 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 22 $67,649 $36,899 0 $0
Totals for Government 83 $197,680 $28,580 27 $16,702
College/University in Ripley:
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT RIPLEY (Full-time enrollment: 79; Location: 127 INDUSTRIAL DR; Public; Website: www.ripley.tec.tn.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ripley:
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 45 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 48 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 48 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 48 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 2,019)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 67 miles; MARTIN, TN; FT enrollment: 5,131)
Public high school in Ripley:
  • RIPLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 905; Location: 254 JEFFERSON ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ripley:
  • RIPLEY PRIMARY (Students: 785; Location: 225 VOLZ RD; Grades: PK - 02)
  • LAUDERDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 777; Location: 309 GRIGGS RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • RIPLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 773; Location: 100 HWY 19E; Grades: 03 - 05)
Library in Ripley:
  • LAUDERDALE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $90,725; Location: 120 LAFAYETTE STREET; 21,614 books; 529 audio materials; 259 video materials; 52 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Ripley: Rolling Hills Country Club (A), Sugar Hill Library (B), Ripley City Hall (C), Lauderdale County Retirement Center (D), Lauderdale County Courthouse (E).

Shopping Center: Ripley Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Ripley include: Ripley First Baptist Church (A), Ripley Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), Mount Pleasant Church (D).

Cemeteries: Canfield Cemetery (1), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (2), Memorial Gardens Cemetery (3).

Reservoir: Cane Creek Lake Number Nine (A).

Creeks: Nelson Creek (A), Fain Spring Creek (B).

Park in Ripley: Rice Memorial Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Ripley compared to Tennessee state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Ripley:
  • WTRB (1570 AM; 1 kW; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKBL (1250 AM; 1 kW; COVINGTON, TN; Owner: COVINGTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Ripley:
  • WAPO (90.5 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAUV (89.7 FM; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKVZ (94.9 FM; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKBQ (93.5 FM; COVINGTON, TN; Owner: COVINGTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WASL (100.1 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: DR PEPPER PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO.)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNQ (90.7 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMS. FOUNDATION)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W205BN (88.9 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KAMJ (93.9 FM; GOSNELL, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KHLS (96.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WTBG (95.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE WIRELESS GROUP, INC.)
  • W202BG (88.3 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Ripley:
  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WDYR-CA (Channel 33; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)

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