For population 25 years and over in Ripley:
For population 15 years and over in Ripley city:
234 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $399 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (62.7 miles , pop. 59,643).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (63.9 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (470.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Blue Mountain, MS (2.5 miles ), Falkner, MS (2.8 miles ), Dumas, MS (3.0 miles ), Ashland, MS (3.9 miles ), Walnut, MS (3.9 miles ), Myrtle, MS (3.9 miles ), Hickory Flat, MS (4.0 miles ), Jumpertown, MS (4.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.73 N, Longitude: 88.95 W
Area code: 662
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Ripley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +400 (+7.9%).
Work and jobs in Ripley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ripley, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Ripley-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/19/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Ripley city center killed 4 people and injured 78 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 2/21/1971, a category F4 tornado 20.6 miles away from the city center killed 58 people and injured 795 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Ripley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from Ripley center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/30/2003 at 04:56:22, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MB, 4.0 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 14.7 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1992 at 03:06:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 7.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.5 miles away from Ripley center
On 8/29/1990 at 19:34:59, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.5 MD, Depth: 8.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Tippah County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Carroll Roberson - Protestant Christian Evangelist, John Faulkner (author) - Artist, Kendall Simmons - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Mar 11, 1979), Dolly Stark - Baseball player and coach, Jim Miller (punter) - College football player.
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Ripley and their reported violations in the past:CITY OF RIPLEY (Population served: 12000, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 25.5%
(22.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 50.9% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Ripley (based on Tippah County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.45%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
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Ripley government finances in 2006(per resident):
4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,148 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,765 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Ripley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 10 meters (33ft)
Total costs: $1,820,000
Total average daily traffic: 26,170
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,089
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ripley)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ripley, MS)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ripley)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ripley)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.