Ripley, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 85 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.5%
 
Males: 54  (63.6%)
Females: 31  (36.4%)
Median resident age:  24.8 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 62353

Estimated median household income in 2016: $31,538 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Ripley:

$31,538
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,357 (it was $12,210 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $34,510 (it was $18,800 in 2000)
Ripley:

$34,510
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $85,659; Detached houses: $95,056; Mobile homes: $48,405

Median gross rent in 2016: $513.

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    • 7991.9%White alone
    • 67.0%Two or more races
    • 11.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ripley: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: European (42.0%), German (33.0%), American (9.1%), English (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/16/1902

Elevation: 557 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 226 people per square mile   (very low).

Ripley, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Ripley:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ripley village:

  • Never married: 40.4%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 8.3%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ripley, Illinois as of December 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Ripley to the number of sex offenders is 121 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,183 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $227 (0.6%)

Ripley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (55.0 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (98.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (199.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mount Sterling, IL (2.7 miles ), Rushville, IL (2.8 miles ), Versailles, IL (3.1 miles ), Beardstown, IL (3.3 miles ), Camden, IL (3.4 miles) , Mound Station, IL (3.5 miles) , Meredosia, IL (3.8 miles ), Littleton, IL (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 40.02 N, Longitude: 90.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Ripley household income distribution Ripley home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +28 (+37.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (51%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (53%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Information (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (46%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (53%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Ripley, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ripley-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/13/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.9 miles away from the Ripley village center injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/21/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ripley-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 183.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 169.0 miles away from Ripley center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 206.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 183.9 miles away from Ripley center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 168.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brown County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Ripley:

  • HERITAGE HEALTH-MOUNT STERLING (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MOUNT STERLING, IL)
  • SARAH D CULBERTSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; RUSHVILLE, IL)
  • SNYDERS-VAUGHN HAVEN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RUSHVILLE, IL)
  • HERITAGE MANOR EAST-BEARDSTOWN (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BEARDSTOWN, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ripley:

  • Western Illinois University (about 31 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,755)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 59 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 59 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 62 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Bradley University (about 72 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Illinois Central College (about 76 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 78 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)

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Brown County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.7%
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  54.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  2.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
Illinois average:

12.1

Ripley travel time to work - commute Ripley mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ripley village (based on Brown County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,6761
Mainline Protestant8085
Evangelical Protestant5325
Other4-
None3,917-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Brown County:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Brown County:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Brown County:

27.7%
Illinois:

25.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$225
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$300
Water Supply 0$0 3$700
Totals for Government 0$0 12$1,225

5.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Adams County, IL  0.90% ($34,944 average AGI)
from Schuyler County, IL  0.50% ($57,000)


4.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,135 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Adams County, IL  0.95% ($26,579 average AGI)
to Pike County, IL  0.55% ($56,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ripley:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ripley:

  • WKXQ (92.5 FM; RUSHVILLE, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRMS-FM (94.3 FM; BEARDSTOWN, IL; Owner: CONNER FAMILY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WVIL (101.3 FM; VIRGINIA, IL; Owner: MARK J. LANGSTON)
  • WIPA (89.3 FM; PITTSFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WPWQ (106.7 FM; MOUNT STERLING, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJEQ (102.7 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS BROADCASTING INC)
  • WIUM (91.3 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Ripley:

  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WMEC (Channel 22; MACOMB, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Monica N Johnson, 1450 Vancil Road (Lat: 40.059722 Lon: -90.638056), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 3142564617, Mnj@roberts-Companies.Com, 1408 N. KINGSHIGHWAY BLVD., #300
  • Monica N Johnson, 1450 Vancil Road (Lat: 40.059722 Lon: -90.638056), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 3142564617, Mnj@roberts-Companies.Com, 1408 N. KINGSHIGHWAY BLVD., #300
  • Monica N Johnson, 1450 Vancil Road (Lat: 40.059722 Lon: -90.638056), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 3142564617, Mnj@roberts-Companies.Com, 1408 N. KINGSHIGHWAY BLVD., #300
  • Monica N Johnson, 1450 Vancil Road (Lat: 40.059722 Lon: -90.638056), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 3142564617, Mnj@roberts-Companies.Com, 1408 N. KINGSHIGHWAY BLVD., #300
  • Lottie L Thompson, 1450 Vancil Road (Lat: 40.059722 Lon: -90.638056), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE
  • Bridget Carter, 1450 Vancil Road (Lat: 40.059722 Lon: -90.638056), Type: 80.8, Structure height: 17169 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 8472401508, Atcfaa-Fccmidwest@americantower.Com, 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)

Ripley compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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