Ripley, Mississippi

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Population in 2021: 5,362 (66% urban, 34% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 
Males: 2,750  (51.3%)
Females: 2,612  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Mississippi median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 38663.

Estimated median household income in 2021: $54,207 (it was $25,728 in 2000)
Ripley:

$54,207
MS:

$48,716

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $24,560 (it was $12,979 in 2000)

Ripley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $124,472 (it was $55,400 in 2000)
Ripley:

$124,472
MS:

$145,600

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $164,959; detached houses: $169,029; mobile homes: $31,551

Median gross rent in 2021: $546.

March 2022 cost of living index in Ripley: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 20.1%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.1% for Black residents, 59.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.9% for other race residents, 53.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ripley, MS (2021)
    • 2,82152.4%White alone
    • 1,27623.7%Black alone
    • 88116.4%Hispanic
    • 66112.3%Two or more races
    • 50.09%Asian alone

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According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 45 registered sex offenders living in Ripley, Mississippi as of February 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ripley is 119 to 1.


Crime rates in Ripley by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(17.6)
1
(17.6)
1
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(17.6)
1
(17.6)
2
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.6)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(281.7)
2
(35.2)
6
(105.9)
7
(129.7)
3
(55.4)
2
(37.1)
8
(150.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
31
(545.8)
38
(668.8)
30
(529.7)
27
(500.5)
30
(554.0)
52
(965.5)
20
(375.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
53
(933.1)
61
(1,074)
60
(1,059)
60
(1,112)
60
(1,108)
41
(761.2)
27
(506.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(105.6)
13
(228.8)
5
(88.3)
4
(74.1)
6
(110.8)
5
(92.8)
2
(37.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index159.7134.5132.4111.4103.0118.5109.5

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Crime rate in Ripley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 16 (15 officers - 15 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Mississippi average:

2.18
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Ancestries: English (17.6%), American (5.8%), Irish (5.2%), Scottish (4.3%), Italian (3.6%), African (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 11.5 square miles.

Population density: 467 people per square mile   (low).

Ripley, Mississippi map

415 residents are foreign born (7.2% Latin America).

This city:

7.7%
Mississippi:

2.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,232 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,117 (1.1%)

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 ),
Hamilton, MS (3.8 miles ),
Ashland, MS (3.9 miles ),
Walnut, MS (3.9 miles ),
Myrtle, MS (3.9 miles ),
Hickory Flat, MS (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 34.73 N, Longitude: 88.95 W

Area code: 662

Distribution of median household income in Ripley, MS in 2021
Distribution of house value in Ripley, MS in 2021
Ripley satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 13 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2020: 11 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $255,300
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $63,100
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $23,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $228,700
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2004: 28 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $70,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ripley, MS residents
Average permit cost in Ripley, MS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.6%
Mississippi:

3.1%
Historical population in Ripley, MS
Historical housing units in Ripley, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +400 (+7.9%).
Most common industries in Ripley, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (19.3%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (26.4%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Truck transportation (5.0%)
  • Wood products (4.3%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Machinery (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Ripley, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (6.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.8%)

Average climate in Ripley, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ripley, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 95.4. This is worse than average.

City:

95.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.84. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.84
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 1.30. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.30
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 33.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.4
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Ripley-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 87% 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 significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 292% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.9 miles away from the city center
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 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 171.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 133.5 miles away from Ripley center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 263.9 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 Tippah County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 7, Winds: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ripley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ripley:

  • MERCY HOSPICE OF MISSISSIPPI I (111-B HOSPITAL STREET)
  • TIPPAH COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 1005 HWY 15 N)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - RIPLEY (101 CUNNINGHAM DR)
  • REST HAVEN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (103 CUNNINGHAM DRIVE)
  • REST HAVEN NH (103 CUNNINGHAM DR)
  • RIPLEY MANOR NH (101 CUNNINGHAM DR)

Airports located in Ripley:

College/University in Ripley:

  • Fosters Cosmetology College (Full-time enrollment: 13; Location: 1813 Hwy 15 N; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fosters.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ripley:

  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 23 miles; Booneville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,024)
  • University of Mississippi (about 43 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 44 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 59 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 64 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • University of Memphis (about 65 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Union University (about 66 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)

Public high schools in Ripley:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ripley:

Private elementary/middle school in Ripley:

  • NORTHEAST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 15, Location: 100 COUNTY ROAD 817, Grades: KG-5)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ripley: Pine Hill Golf Course (A), Campbell Siding (B), Howell Siding (C), Ripley Public Library (D), Tippah County Courthouse (E), Ripley Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ripley include: West Ripley Church (A), Trinity Church (B), Springdale Church (C), Ripley Primitive Baptist Church (D), Ripley Presbyterian Church (E), North Ripley Baptist Church (F), First United Pentecostal Church (G), West Ripley Baptist Church (H), Ripley Second Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Tippah Memorial Gardens (1), Ripley Cemetery (2), Green Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Tippah County - Historical Museum (106 North Siddall Street).

Hotels: Best Western Ripley (922 City Avenue South), Ripley Inn (1012 City Avenue North # B), Briarwood Inn of Ripley- (922 City Avenue South).

Courts: Tippah County - Justice Court Judge and Clerk (205 West Spring Street), Ripley City - Court Clerk (103 Highway 15 South).

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.

Tippah County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ripley and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF RIPLEY (Population served: 12,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 546 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.3%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Ripley in 2000:

  • 177 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

Banks with branches in Ripley (2011 data):

  • The Peoples Bank: Ripley Branch, at 305 East Jefferson, Mcgill North Branch, East Motor Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $373.9 mil, Deposits: $318.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Corporation, The
  • Regions Bank: Ripley Branch at 305 East Pine Street, branch established on 1973/01/05. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Ripley:

Marital status in Ripley, MS
  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in Ripley:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Mississippi average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Ripley
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ripley, MS (based on Tippah County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,46053
Mainline Protestant1,97123
Catholic2501
Other-1
None7,551-
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: 6
This county:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Tippah County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Tippah County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Tippah County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Tippah County:

12.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.4%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.0%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ripley:

46.8%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ripley:

42.1%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Ripley:

29.1
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.4%
State:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.6%
Mississippi:

11.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ripley:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.7

Overweight people:
Ripley:

33.6%
Mississippi:

34.8%

General health condition:
Ripley:

52.4%
Mississippi:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.9%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ripley, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$31,124$33,9532$1,211
Streets and Highways 9$20,454$27,2720$0
Water Supply 8$17,550$26,3250$0
Gas Supply 7$16,478$28,2480$0
Financial Administration 6$16,366$32,7320$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,750$34,5006$3,572
Other Government Administration 1$2,530$30,3606$4,388
Police - Other 1$2,266$27,1920$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$415
Firefighters 0$0 2$2,232
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$2,228
Totals for Government 45$112,518$30,00522$14,046

Ripley government finances - Expenditure in 2020 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,756,000 ($513.99)
    Regular Highways: $775,000 ($144.54)
    Gas Utilities: $530,000 ($98.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $109,000 ($20.33)
    Water Utilities: $83,000 ($15.48)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $5,526,000 ($1030.59)
    Water Utilities: $1,440,000 ($268.56)
    Regular Highways: $1,050,000 ($195.82)
    Police Protection: $1,024,000 ($190.97)
    Sewerage: $991,000 ($184.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $378,000 ($70.50)
    Air Transportation: $200,000 ($37.30)
    Central Staff Services: $178,000 ($33.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $131,000 ($24.43)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($2.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $261,000 ($48.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($7.46)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($6.15)
    Gas Utilities: $30,000 ($5.59)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,415,000 ($450.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($4.10)

Ripley government finances - Revenue in 2020 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $950,000 ($177.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $345,000 ($64.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $121,000 ($22.57)
    Other: $95,000 ($17.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,016,000 ($189.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $98,000 ($18.28)
    Other: $25,000 ($4.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $233,000 ($43.45)
    Fines and Forfeits: $46,000 ($8.58)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($3.54)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $5,869,000 ($1094.55)
    Water Utilities: $1,490,000 ($277.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,461,000 ($272.47)
    Highways: $500,000 ($93.25)
    Other: $307,000 ($57.25)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.93)
  • Tax - Property: $369,000 ($68.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $345,000 ($64.34)
    Public Utilities Sales: $131,000 ($24.43)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $14,000 ($2.61)
    Other License: $6,000 ($1.12)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.56)

Ripley government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,737,000 ($2188.92)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,306,000 ($1922.04)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,275,000 ($1916.26)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,844,000 ($1649.38)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,645,000 ($306.79)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,465,000 ($273.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $180,000 ($33.57)

Ripley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,052,000 ($755.69)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,737,000 ($2188.92)
Businesses in Ripley, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
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Strongest AM radio stations in Ripley:

  • WCSA (1260 AM; 1 kW; RIPLEY, MS; Owner: KEYBOARD BROADCASTING COMMUNICATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLRC (850 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WALNUT, MS; Owner: B. R. AND MARTHA S. CLAYTON)
  • WPLX (1170 AM; 10 kW; GERMANTOWN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ripley:

  • WKZU (102.3 FM; RIPLEY, MS; Owner: KUDZU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAE-FM (89.5 FM; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WCNA (95.9 FM; POTTS CAMP, MS; Owner: OLVIE E. SISK)
  • WRBO (103.5 FM; COMO, MS; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZLQ (98.5 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: SAN DOW BROADCASTING)
  • WWZD-FM (106.7 FM; NEW ALBANY, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAFR (88.3 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAQB (90.9 FM; TUPELO, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WWMS (97.5 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYDL (100.7 FM; MIDDLETON, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWL (91.9 FM; BURNSVILLE, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC)
  • WXRZ (94.3 FM; CORINTH, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WESE (92.5 FM; BALDWYN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIP-FM (99.3 FM; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ripley:

  • WMAE-TV (Channel 12; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W34BU (Channel 34; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CK (Channel 62; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W22BS (Channel 22; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W45BD (Channel 45; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • W53AF (Channel 53; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W46CE (Channel 46; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Ripley fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Ripley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 233ft / 70.9mTotal length
  • $2,463,000Total costs
  • 53,207Total average daily traffic
  • 5,097Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Ripley, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ripley, MS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

236 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ripley)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Ripley, MS)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ripley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 16RR, N16RR, N-16RR, Serial Number: 15283120, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 09/30/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Donald E Austin, 3800 County Road 805, Ripley, MS 38663
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 99WP, N99WP, N-99WP, Serial Number: TH-958, Year manufactured: 1978, Certificate Issue Date: 07/15/1992
    Registrant (Corporation): Marco Investments, 305 E Jefferson St, Ripley, MS 38663
  • Aircraft: CGS AVIATION HAWK (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 2910A, N2910A, N-2910A, Serial Number: H-SSC-946-R-03-TRI, Certificate Issue Date: 08/31/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Alan D Roberson, 501 County Road 422, Ripley, MS 38663
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/06/2017
  • Aircraft: SUNRISE ULTRALIGHT SPITFIRE II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 3795D, N3795D, N-3795D, Serial Number: 0032192090 03 SIIK, Certificate Issue Date: 08/28/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Alan D Roberson, 501 County Road 422, Ripley, MS 38663
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/06/1992
  • Aircraft: RANS INC S14 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 3799D, N3799D, N-3799D, Serial Number: 1005146, Certificate Issue Date: 08/28/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Alan D Roberson, 501 County Road 422, Ripley, MS 38663
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/06/2017

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 113. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 180 took place in 2007, and the least - 65 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ripley, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (51.7%), and Structure Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ripley, MS
    • 93251.7%Outside Fires
    • 59733.1%Structure Fires
    • 24913.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 241.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ripley, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ripley, Mississippi:

  • Briarwood Inn - Ripley, 922 City Ave S, Ripley, Mississippi 38663 , Phone: (662) 837-0002
  • Econo Lodge Ripley, 922 City Ave S, Ripley, Mississippi 38663 , Phone: (662) 837-0002, Fax: (662) 837-0222
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ripley, Mississippi
Most common first names in Ripley, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James16171.3 years
Mary11879.1 years
William10474.7 years
John8878.3 years
Robert7069.6 years
Annie5781.7 years
Thomas4973.1 years
Willie4680.1 years
Ruby3779.8 years
Jessie3577.4 years
Most common last names in Ripley, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10077.4 years
Johnson6070.0 years
Cox4972.7 years
Jones4978.1 years
Mauney4077.7 years
Barkley3875.3 years
Richardson3573.7 years
Wilbanks3274.8 years
Street3280.9 years
Hurt3277.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ripley, MS
  • 54.8%Utility gas
  • 44.3%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ripley, MS
  • 55.0%Electricity
  • 44.2%Utility gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Ripley compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Ripley on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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