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Population in 2010: 488. Population change since 2000: +8.0%
 

Males: 249  (51.0%)
Females: 239  (49.0%)

Median resident age:  49.1 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04930.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,380 (it was $35,250 in 2000)
Ripley:

$42,380
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,010

Ripley town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,188 (it was $57,900 in 2000)
Ripley:

$93,188
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $128,389; Detached houses: $132,098; Mobile homes: $101,501

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Ripley races chart
  • White alone - 485 (99.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Ripley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ripley: 147.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (19.0%), French (11.9%), Irish (8.0%), United States (6.6%), French Canadian (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/11/1816

Land area: 24.5 square miles.

Population density: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ripley:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ripley town:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 67.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
Maine:  3.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Ripley town:  1.4% ($818)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Ripley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (102.4 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (204.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (375.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Cambridge, ME (1.9 miles ), Dexter, ME (2.1 miles ), St. Albans, ME (2.3 miles ), Corinna, ME (2.7 miles ), Harmony, ME (2.8 miles ), Parkman, ME (3.0 miles ), Hartland, ME (3.0 miles ), Sangerville, ME (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $27,300
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,500

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Latitude: 45.00 N, Longitude: 69.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Ripley household income distribution Ripley home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Leather and allied products (18%)
  • Truck transportation (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Leather and allied products (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ripley-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/20/1962, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Ripley town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 8/9/2000, a category F2 tornado 18.5 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Ripley-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.8 miles away from Ripley center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.2 miles away from Ripley center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 61.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Ripley:

  • DEXTER HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DEXTER, ME)
  • SQUARE ROAD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SAINT ALBANS, ME)
  • SANFIELD REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HARTLAND, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ripley:

  • Husson University (about 32 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 36 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 45 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 103 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 103 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 118 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 143 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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Cemeteries: West Ripley Cemetery (1), Fern-Dale Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Ripley Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Addition Brook (A), Austin Brook (B), Ferguson Stream (C), Packard Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.1%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  15.2%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.6%
Whole state:

10.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ripley, ME

Ripley compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ripley town (based on Somerset County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.86%
Here29.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazareneNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches
Adherents59.4%7.5%7.1%4.4%3.7%
Congregations12.5%12.5%9.4%7.8%9.4%
NameAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.5%2.3%2.1%7.8%
Congregations6.3%3.1%6.3%1.6%31.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Somerset County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Somerset County:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Somerset County:

9.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Here:

8.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

31.7%
Maine:

25.0%

7.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Maine average:

6.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kennebec County, ME  2.09% ($29,363 average AGI)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.92% ($25,090)
from Franklin County, ME  0.30% ($36,655)


6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($151 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kennebec County, ME  2.00% ($26,873 average AGI)
to Penobscot County, ME  1.04% ($27,144)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.26% ($26,426)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ripley:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ripley:

  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJCX (99.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, ME; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDME-FM (103.1 FM; DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Ripley:

  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $154,000
Total average daily traffic: 480
Total average daily truck traffic: 38
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 720


FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1304Y , Serial Number: 17249004, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/1961
    Registrant (Corporation): West Ripley Farm LLC, 114 Laughton Rd, Ripley, ME 04930
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5705R , Serial Number: 17253359, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1965
    Registrant (Individual): David G Belcher, 271 W Ripley Rd, Ripley, ME 04930


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