Ripley, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 7,753 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.2%
 
Males: 3,658  (47.2%)
Females: 4,095  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

34.8 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 38063.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,263 (it was $23,662 in 2000)
Ripley:

$35,263
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,649 (it was $13,710 in 2000)

Ripley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $99,508 (it was $65,600 in 2000)
Ripley:

$99,508
TN:

$191,900

Median gross rent in 2019: $724.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ripley: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 29.6%
(28.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Black residents, 71.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.5% for American Indian residents, 34.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ripley, TN (2019)
    • 4,17851.7%Black alone
    • 3,36541.6%White alone
    • 3133.9%Two or more races
    • 1501.9%American Indian alone
    • 440.5%Hispanic
    • 350.4%Asian alone
    • 80.10%Other race alone

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According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Ripley, Tennessee as of December 04, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ripley is 147 to 1.


Crime rates in Ripley by year

Type

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
3
(35.3)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
2
(24.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(63.5)
8
(103.8)
0
(0.0)
5
(66.9)
3
(35.2)
4
(47.1)
4
(47.8)
3
(35.7)
3
(36.5)
6
(73.8)
9
(111.6)
2
(25.1)
1
(12.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(114.3)
14
(181.7)
14
(183.8)
18
(240.9)
17
(199.5)
13
(153.0)
11
(131.4)
18
(214.5)
13
(158.2)
12
(147.6)
8
(99.2)
3
(37.6)
9
(115.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
109
(1,385)
137
(1,778)
96
(1,261)
97
(1,298)
82
(962.3)
96
(1,130)
118
(1,409)
136
(1,621)
76
(925.0)
77
(947.2)
85
(1,054)
65
(814.8)
109
(1,394)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
224
(2,846)
232
(3,011)
193
(2,534)
209
(2,797)
257
(3,016)
209
(2,461)
171
(2,042)
161
(1,918)
162
(1,972)
145
(1,784)
115
(1,426)
94
(1,178)
70
(895.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
422
(5,361)
508
(6,593)
306
(4,018)
286
(3,827)
217
(2,547)
257
(3,026)
248
(2,962)
207
(2,467)
246
(2,994)
201
(2,473)
185
(2,293)
200
(2,507)
205
(2,622)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(381.1)
36
(467.2)
28
(367.6)
13
(174.0)
18
(211.2)
11
(129.5)
8
(95.5)
12
(143.0)
20
(243.4)
16
(196.8)
8
(99.2)
15
(188.0)
12
(153.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.0)
3
(39.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
1
(11.8)
6
(71.7)
3
(35.7)
3
(36.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
3
(37.6)
1
(12.8)
City-Data.com crime index831.71005.1674.8748.2633.8683.9652.5661.5563.3581.5529.2392.1529.0

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City-data.com crime index in Ripley, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 29 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: American (9.9%), Irish (4.1%), English (2.2%), African (1.6%), Polish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1838

Elevation: 459 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles.

Population density: 605 people per square mile   (low).

Ripley, Tennessee map

41 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Tennessee:

5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $964 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $940 (1.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.74 N, Longitude: 89.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,982 (+24.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,341 (46.9%)

Area code: 731

Distribution of median household income in Ripley, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ripley, TN in 2019
Ripley satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $500,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $480,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $79,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Ripley, TN residents
Average permit cost in Ripley, TN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Historical population in Ripley, TN
Historical housing units in Ripley, TN

Population change in the 1990s: +507 (+6.9%).
Most common industries in Ripley, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.5%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (9.3%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Ripley, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Printing workers (4.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)

Average climate in Ripley, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ripley, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.2. This is better than average.

City:

60.2
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.42
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 385% 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 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 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 22.4 miles away from Ripley 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 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 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 (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 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:

  • (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)
  • 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)
  • RIPLEY DIALYSIS CENTER (854 HWY 51 S)

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 school in Ripley:

  • FIRST APOSTOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 7, Location: 2515 ASBURY GLIMP RD, Grades: 4-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ripley:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Lauderdale 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:

LAUDERDALE CO WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 10,809, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2012)
RIPLEY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 9,770, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
HENNING WATER DEPT (Population served: 1,238, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-07-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2009)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Ripley:

Marital status in Ripley, TN
  • Never married: 38.6%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

For population 25 years and over in Ripley:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ripley
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ripley, TN (based on Lauderdale County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,79151
Mainline Protestant2,15621
Black Protestant1,1646
Catholic341
Other21
None14,668-
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: 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.
Tennessee:

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

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

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lauderdale County:

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lauderdale County:

34.9%
State:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lauderdale County:

12.4%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ripley:

45.7%
Tennessee:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.5%
Tennessee:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Ripley:

29.9
Tennessee:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ripley:

24.1%
Tennessee:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ripley:

15.2%
Tennessee:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ripley:

6.8
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.4%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Ripley:

50.1%
Tennessee:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Ripley:

80.3%
Tennessee:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ripley, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$94,940$45,5710$0
Firefighters 17$58,311$41,1610$0
Streets and Highways 9$23,812$31,7490$0
Solid Waste Management 8$17,205$25,8080$0
Police - Other 6$18,768$37,5361$354
Parks and Recreation 5$16,173$38,81517$11,501
Other and Unallocable 4$9,889$29,6671$1,054
Other Government Administration 2$6,829$40,9741$896
Judicial and Legal 1$2,710$32,5201$709
Financial Administration 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 77$248,638$38,74922$15,014

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $972,000 ($125.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $422,000 ($54.43)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $18,710,000 ($2413.26)
    Gas Utilities: $2,699,000 ($348.12)
    Police Protection: $2,384,000 ($307.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,249,000 ($161.10)
    Water Utilities: $1,113,000 ($143.56)
    Sewerage: $973,000 ($125.50)
    Regular Highways: $928,000 ($119.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $801,000 ($103.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $790,000 ($101.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $771,000 ($99.45)
    Financial Administration: $520,000 ($67.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $93,000 ($12.00)
    Health - Other: $48,000 ($6.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $41,000 ($5.29)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $128,000 ($16.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $230,000 ($29.67)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($9.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($7.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,000 ($2.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,561,000 ($846.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $363,000 ($46.82)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,715,000 ($221.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,123,000 ($144.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $288,000 ($37.15)
    Other: $20,000 ($2.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $168,000 ($21.67)
    General Local Government Support: $30,000 ($3.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $483,000 ($62.30)
    Rents: $236,000 ($30.44)
    Interest Earnings: $110,000 ($14.19)
    Fines and Forfeits: $109,000 ($14.06)
    Sale of Property: $12,000 ($1.55)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $19,985,000 ($2577.71)
    Gas Utilities: $2,973,000 ($383.46)
    Water Utilities: $1,605,000 ($207.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,521,000 ($196.18)
    Highways: $844,000 ($108.86)
    General Local Government Support: $829,000 ($106.93)
  • Tax - Property: $2,522,000 ($325.29)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $900,000 ($116.08)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $345,000 ($44.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $51,000 ($6.58)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,000 ($1.03)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.39)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,303,000 ($1586.87)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,008,000 ($1419.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,295,000 ($167.03)

Ripley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,518,000 ($2904.42)

4.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,562 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

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 Tipton County, TN  1.10% ($25,693 average AGI)
from Dyer County, TN  0.77% ($27,403)
from Shelby County, TN  0.45% ($29,472)
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

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)
Ripley fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Ripley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 71Number of bridges
  • 466ft / 142mTotal length
  • $11,052,000Total costs
  • 154,900Total average daily traffic
  • 19,744Total average daily truck traffic
  • 230,256Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ripley, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 141970-1979
  • 241980-1989
  • 111990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ripley, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ripley)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ripley, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (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: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ripley)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ripley)

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 107. The highest number of reported fires - 171 took place in 2011, and the least - 30 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Ripley, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.3%), and Structure Fires (36.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ripley, TN
    • 59142.3%Outside Fires
    • 50736.3%Structure Fires
    • 22516.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 735.2%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ripley, TN
  • 67.1%Utility gas
  • 31.9%Electricity
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ripley, TN
  • 53.2%Electricity
  • 45.7%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Ripley compared to Tennessee state average:

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

Ripley on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in dormitories (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards, hospices, and schools for the handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in long-term care (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in noninstitutionalized settings (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in on base quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military disciplinary barracks (population 1,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the deaf (population 1,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Cambodia (population 500+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the blind (population 1,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
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