Ripley, Tennessee

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Population in 2012: 8,385 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.9%
 
Males: 3,689  (44.0%)
Females: 4,696  (56.0%)
Median resident age:  32.6 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 38063.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,500 (it was $23,662 in 2000)
Ripley:

$26,500
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,431 (it was $13,710 in 2000)

Ripley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,509 (it was $65,600 in 2000)
Ripley:

$90,509
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $119,334; Detached houses: $120,784; Townhouses or other attached units: $148,235; Mobile homes: $69,485; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,802

Median gross rent in 2012: $614.

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  • Black alone - 4,512 (53.4%)
  • White alone - 3,630 (43.0%)
  • Hispanic - 134 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 115 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 33 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.09%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ripley: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (10.2%), Irish (7.5%), German (3.8%), English (1.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%), Scottish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1838

Elevation: 459 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles.

Population density: 655 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Ripley,TN real estate house value index trend

Ripley, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Ripley:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ripley city:

  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 33.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

176 residents are foreign born (0.8% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.2% Latin America).

This city:  2.1%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Ripley, Tennessee as of January 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ripley to the number of sex offenders is 247 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $982 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $978 (1.3%)

Ripley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (40.8 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (49.8 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (433.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Henning, TN (2.3 miles ), Nutbush, TN (3.0 miles ), Gates, TN (3.1 miles ), Halls, TN (3.5 miles ), Ashport-Three Point, TN (3.6 miles ), Covington, TN (3.7 miles ), Tabernacle, TN (3.9 miles ), Garland, TN (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $104,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.74 N, Longitude: 89.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,272 (+26.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,645 (64.5%)

Area code: 731

Ripley household income distribution Ripley home values distribution

Crime rates in Ripley by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 11201100013
per 100,000 12.612.525.70.012.712.70.00.00.011.735.3
Rapes 46354580534
per 100,000 50.575.138.663.950.963.5103.80.066.935.247.1
Robberies 101218201491414181713
per 100,000 126.4150.1231.5255.6178.3114.3181.7183.8240.9199.5153.0
Assaults 1131147911713310913796978296
per 100,000 1427.81426.21016.21495.41693.41384.81778.11260.51298.0962.31130.2
Burglaries 220200239186196224232193209257209
per 100,000 2779.92502.23074.42377.32495.52845.93011.02534.12796.73016.12460.6
Thefts 514510490497378422508306286217257
per 100,000 6494.86380.66303.16352.24812.85361.56593.14017.93827.12546.63025.7
Auto thefts 3544506038303628131811
per 100,000 442.3550.5643.2766.9483.8381.1467.2367.6174.0211.2129.5
Arson 22100023011
per 100,000 25.325.012.90.00.00.026.039.40.011.711.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.1) 870.6881.4865.5900.1856.1823.8995.5668.4741.1627.8677.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ripley detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 35 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Tennessee average:

2.54
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.8%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +507 (+6.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Printing workers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Ripley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ripley, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ripley-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Ripley city center injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 17.7 miles away from the city center caused $30,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ripley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 73% smaller 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 45.2 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 59.0 miles away from Ripley 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 22.4 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 98.5 miles away from the city 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, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 208.2 miles away from Ripley center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 54.0 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 Lauderdale County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ripley topographic map

Birthplace of: Peetie Wheatstraw - Country blues musician, Tre Hargett - Politician, Miles O'Keeffe - Film actor, Marion Case Cheek - Admiral, Renardo Foster - Player of football.

Hospitals and medical centers in Ripley:

  • (CLOSED) BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LAUDERDALE (provides emergency services, 326 ASBURY AVENUE)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPICE (282 E SOUTH WASHINGTON ST)
  • LAUDERDALE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 326 ASBURY AVENUE)
  • RIPLEY DIALYSIS CENTER (854 HWY 51 S)
  • HILLHAVEN CONVALESCENT RIPLEY (118 HALLIBURTON)
  • LAUDERDALE COMM LIVING CTR (215 LACKEY LANE)
  • LAUDERDALE HEALTH CARE CTR (LACKEY LANE)
  • RIPLEY HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (118 HALLBURTON DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Ripley:

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College/University in Ripley:

  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley (Full-time enrollment: 169; Location: 127 Industrial Drive; Public; Website: www.tcatripley.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ripley:

  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 23 miles; Dyersburg, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,211)
  • Union University (about 39 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 43 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • Rhodes College (about 49 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Memphis (about 51 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 51 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 56 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)

Public high school in Ripley:

Private high schools in Ripley:

  • NEW BEGINNINGS (Students: 89; Location: 313 S WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FIRST APOSTOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 29; Location: 2515 ASBURY GLIMP RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ripley:

Private elementary/middle school in Ripley:

  • ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: 446 S WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK - 7)
See full list of schools located in Ripley

Library in Ripley:

  • LAUDERDALE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $129,981; Location: 120 LAFAYETTE STREET; 27,988 books; 2,590 audio materials; 1,086 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ripley: Rolling Hills Country Club (A), Ripley Fire Department (B), Sugar Hill Library (C), Ripley City Hall (D), Lauderdale County Retirement Center (E), Lauderdale County Courthouse (F), Lauderdale County Ambulance Authority (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Ripley Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ripley include: Ripley First Baptist Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), Ripley Church (C), Mount Pleasant Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Memorial Gardens Cemetery (1), Canfield Cemetery (2), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Cane Creek Lake Number Nine (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Fain Spring Creek (A), Nelson Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ripley: Rice Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Days Inn Ripley TN (555 Highway 51 South), Country Hearth Inn (315 Lake Drive), Days Inn Hotel (555 Highway 51 North).

Courts: Lauderdale County - Circuit Court Clerk (675 Highway 51 South), Lauderdale County - County Court Clerk (Court House), Lauderdale County - Juvenile & Probate Court (Court House), Ripley City - City Court Clerk (110 South Washington Street), Lauderdale County - Chancery Court Clerk (Court House).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 40.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.83. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.83
U.S.:

9.14

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

LAUDERDALE CO WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 9786, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUN-2004 and AUG-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2004), St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1993 and DEC-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-1993), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-1993), St Public Notif received (MAY-18-1994), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1994)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.8%
(22.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 55.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.7%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
133 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Ripley in 2000:

  • 106 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 56 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Ripley, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Ripley compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Ripley (2011 data):

  • Bank of Ripley: Bank Of Ripley, Washington Street Facility, Bank Of Ripley. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $202.2 mil, Deposits: $169.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Bancshares Of Ripley, Inc.
  • The Lauderdale County Bank: Cleveland Street Branch at 331 Cleveland Street, branch established on 1989/08/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $45.4 mil, Deposits: $40.5 mil, headquarters in Halls, TN, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Lauderdale County Bancshares, Inc., The
  • Regions Bank: Cleveland Street Branch at 662 Hwy 51 N, branch established on 1990/03/05. 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
  • First Citizens National Bank: Ripley Branch at 316 Cleveland Street, branch established on 1949/02/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,053.2 mil, Deposits: $856.0 mil, headquarters in Dyersburg, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • BankTennessee: Ripley Branch at 312 Cleveland Street, branch established on 1997/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $246.8 mil, Deposits: $220.4 mil, headquarters in Collierville, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Banktennessee Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ripley, Tennessee:

  • Days Inn Ripley, 555 Hwy 51 Byp, Ripley, TN 38063 , Phone: (731) 635-7378
  • Super 8 Motel Ripley, 765 Hwy 51 S, Ripley, TN 38063 , Phone: (731) 635-8181, Fax: (731) 635-8180
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ripley, Tennessee

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ripley city (based on Lauderdale County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.07%
Here: 42.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristCumberland Presbyterian Church
Adherents67.2%20.0%6.1%4.4%0.6%
Congregations37.7%26.2%11.5%13.1%1.6%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents0.5%0.5%0.3%0.3%0.1%
Congregations1.6%3.3%1.6%1.6%1.6%
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: 8
Lauderdale County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lauderdale County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Lauderdale County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lauderdale County:

34.9%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5$15,838$38,0110$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,126$25,5120$0
Police Protection - Officers 25$79,257$38,0434$1,966
Firefighters 17$48,737$34,4032$421
Streets and Highways 10$23,877$28,6520$0
Solid Waste Management 8$15,497$23,2460$0
Parks and Recreation 7$19,107$32,7558$3,747
Totals for Government 73$204,439$33,60614$6,134

Ripley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $202,000 ($24.09)
    Judicial & Legal: $106,000 ($12.64)
    General Public Buildings: $60,000 ($7.16)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,908,000 ($1658.68)
    Gas Utilities: $3,908,000 ($466.07)
    Police Protection: $1,033,000 ($123.20)
    Water Utilities: $767,000 ($91.47)
    Sewerage: $582,000 ($69.41)
    Fire Protection: $467,000 ($55.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $338,000 ($40.31)
    General - Other: $338,000 ($40.31)
    Regular Highways: $293,000 ($34.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $235,000 ($28.03)
    Central Staff Services: $151,000 ($18.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $74,000 ($8.83)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($4.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $124,000 ($14.79)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $20,000 ($2.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $56,000 ($6.68)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($1.19)
    Central Staff: $9,000 ($1.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($0.83)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($0.72)
    Judicial: $2,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,528,000 ($540.01)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($1.67)

Ripley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $783,000 ($93.38)
    Sewerage: $547,000 ($65.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $213,000 ($25.40)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,221,000 ($145.62)
    Housing & Community Development: $19,000 ($2.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $709,000 ($84.56)
    General Revenue, NEC: $308,000 ($36.73)
    Rents: $24,000 ($2.86)
    Property Sale Other: $5,000 ($0.60)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,095,000 ($1680.98)
    Gas Utilities: $3,895,000 ($464.52)
    Water Utilities: $764,000 ($91.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $575,000 ($68.57)
    Highways: $258,000 ($30.77)
    All Other: $138,000 ($16.46)
    Housing & Community Development: $60,000 ($7.16)
  • Tax - Property: $1,525,000 ($181.87)
    NEC: $598,000 ($71.32)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $221,000 ($26.36)
    Other Selective Sales: $98,000 ($11.69)
    Public Utilities: $90,000 ($10.73)

Ripley government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,060,000 ($245.68)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $200,000 ($23.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,757,000 ($209.54)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $503,000 ($59.99)

Ripley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $13,229,000 ($1577.70)

5.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200526,298 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

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 Tipton County, TN  0.96% ($27,667 average AGI)
from Dyer County, TN  0.95% ($24,571)
from Shelby County, TN  0.65% ($27,302)


6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200626,878 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

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:
to Dyer County, TN  0.99% ($22,296 average AGI)
to Tipton County, TN  0.77% ($32,556)
to Shelby County, TN  0.65% ($27,887)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ripley:

  • WTRB (1570 AM; 1 kW; RIPLEY, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • 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.)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAMJ (93.9 FM; GOSNELL, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNQ (90.7 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMS. FOUNDATION)
  • W205BN (88.9 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KHLS (96.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • WTBG (95.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE WIRELESS GROUP, INC.)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWGM (93.1 FM; ALAMO, TN; Owner: GRACE BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • KQDD (107.3 FM; OSCEOLA, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • W202BG (88.3 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ripley:

  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, 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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ripley, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 32
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 56
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 37
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 88
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 149
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 235
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 164
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 379
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
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: 26
Total length: 83 meters (272ft)
Total costs: $7,126,000
Total average daily traffic: 126,950
Total average daily truck traffic: 16,927

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 9
  • 1980-1989: 9
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ripley, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ripley)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ripley, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 22 (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:

  • Fire: 30
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ripley, TN
Most common first names in Ripley, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21673.0 years
William18871.6 years
Mary16877.9 years
John14874.9 years
Willie9277.1 years
Robert9172.3 years
Annie6778.6 years
George6176.1 years
Charles5668.7 years
Thomas5169.0 years
Most common last names in Ripley, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9377.0 years
Williams7176.2 years
Jones6975.9 years
Taylor6773.5 years
Johnson6472.5 years
Brown5176.2 years
Jackson4474.0 years
Moore4278.8 years
Miller3977.6 years
Sanders3674.2 years
Businesses in Ripley, TN
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Penske1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx4Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike2

Ripley on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Larry Mcbride (1)
  • Deborah Dean Gaters (1)
  • Bobby Owen Thurmond, Jr. (1)
  • Tracy Conatser (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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