Lake Ripley, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,779.
Population change since 2000: +11.0%
Males: 837  (47.1%)
Females: 942  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

50.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 53523.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $106,530 (it was $51,420 in 2000)
Lake Ripley:

$106,530
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $55,781 (it was $25,692 in 2000)

Lake Ripley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $304,718 (it was $142,400 in 2000)
Lake Ripley:

$304,718
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $223,905; detached houses: $243,746; townhouses or other attached units: $167,351; in 2-unit structures: $66,867; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $61,573; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,101; mobile homes: $33,650

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,067.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake Ripley: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.7%
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Ancestries: German (32.5%), Norwegian (14.9%), Irish (10.3%), American (5.9%), Polish (5.5%), English (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.93 square miles.

Population density: 922 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Ripley, Wisconsin map

45 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.5% Oceania).

This place:

2.4%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,994 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,218 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (21.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (104.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cambridge, WI (1.2 miles ),
Oakland, WI (1.3 miles ),
Rockdale, WI (1.8 miles ),
Christiana, WI (2.3 miles ),
Deerfield, WI (2.3 miles ),
Lake Mills, WI (2.5 miles ),
Sumner, WI (2.7 miles ),
Aztalan, WI (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.01 N, Longitude: 88.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Distribution of median household income in Lake Ripley, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lake Ripley, WI in 2019
Lake Ripley satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Most common industries in Lake Ripley, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Food (4.2%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Machinery (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Lake Ripley, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Top executives (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Top executives (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.8%)
  • Art and design workers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)

Average climate in Lake Ripley, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.249. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.249
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.65
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00428. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00428
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Lake Ripley-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.8 miles away from the Lake Ripley place center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Ripley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 31% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 320.3 miles away from Lake Ripley center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from Lake Ripley 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 295.2 miles away from Lake Ripley center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 320.3 miles away from Lake Ripley center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from Lake Ripley center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 188.9 miles away from Lake Ripley 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 Jefferson County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Ripley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Ripley:

  • WILLOWBROOK NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAKE MILLS, WI)
  • ALDEN ESTATES OF COUNTRYSIDE, INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; JEFFERSON, WI)
  • FORT HLTHCARE HOME HLTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; FORT ATKINSON, WI)
  • FORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; FORT ATKINSON, WI)
  • ALDEN AT FORT HEALTHCARE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FORT ATKINSON, WI)
  • RAINBOW HSPC CARE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; JEFFERSON, WI)
  • PURITY DIALYSIS - FORT ATKINSON (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; FORT ATKINSON, WI)

Amtrak station near Lake Ripley:

  • 20 miles: JANESVILLE (HWY. 26 & HWY. 14) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Ripley:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 18 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 11,124)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 18 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 19 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 22 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 22 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Edgewood College (about 23 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 38 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)

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Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.0%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Lake Ripley:

Marital status in Lake Ripley, WI
  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Ripley:

  • High school or higher: 99.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Wisconsin average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lake Ripley, WI (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,91650
Catholic18,63710
Mainline Protestant12,03033
Other3645
None30,739-
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: 16
Here:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Jefferson County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
This county:

9.12 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.0%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.2%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lake Ripley:

50.9%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.3%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lake Ripley:

44.0%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

56.7%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Lake Ripley:

80.9%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Ripley, WI Residents

7.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Waukesha County, WI  1.31% ($57,852 average AGI)
from Dane County, WI  1.15% ($50,902)
from Dodge County, WI  1.03% ($39,456)


6.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dane County, WI  1.10% ($47,870 average AGI)
to Dodge County, WI  1.00% ($39,056)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.99% ($59,814)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Ripley:

  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTUX (1550 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MADISON, WI)
  • WIBA (1310 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Ripley:

  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNWC-FM (102.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WBZU (105.1 FM; WAUNAKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Ripley:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W38CT (Channel 38; MADISON, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Ripley, WI
  • 85.0%Utility gas
  • 9.2%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Ripley, WI
  • 65.1%Utility gas
  • 20.2%Electricity
  • 14.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lake Ripley compared to Wisconsin state average:

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