Ripley, TN Demographics


Population (year 2000): 7,844. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,772 (-0.9% change)
Males: 3,596 (45.8%), Females: 4,248 (54.2%)

Lauderdale County

Zip code: 38063

Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $23,662 (year 2000)
Median house value: $65,900 (year 2000)

Races in Ripley:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.2%)
  • Black (46.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (12.4%), Irish (5.5%), German (3.1%), English (2.7%), Dutch (1.3%), Scottish (1.1%).

Elevation: 459 feet

Land area: 12.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Ripley

  • High school or higher: 65.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ripley city

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +507 (+6.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Ripley:

  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LAUDERDALE (326 ASBURY RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ripley:

  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TIPTON (about 15 miles; COVINGTON, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE-BROWNSVILLE HOSP (about 22 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE DYERSBURG HOSPITA (about 23 miles; DYERSBURG, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ripley:

  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 36 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; ID: NQA)
  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 46 miles; JACKSON, TN; ID: MKL)
  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 58 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; ID: MEM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ripley:

  • COVINGTON MUNI (about 12 miles; COVINGTON, TN; ID: M04)
  • ARNOLD FIELD (about 15 miles; HALLS, TN; ID: M31)
  • DYERSBURG MUNI (about 19 miles; DYERSBURG, TN; ID: DYR)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Ripley:

  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT RIPLEY (Full-time enrollment: 79; Location: 127 INDUSTRIAL DR; Public; Website: www.ripley.tec.tn.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ripley:

  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 45 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 48 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 48 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 48 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 2,019)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 67 miles; MARTIN, TN; FT enrollment: 5,131)

Schools

Public high school in Ripley:

  • RIPLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 905; Location: 254 JEFFERSON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ripley:

  • RIPLEY PRIMARY (Students: 785; Location: 225 VOLZ RD; Grades: PK – 02)
  • LAUDERDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 777; Location: 309 GRIGGS RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RIPLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 773; Location: 100 HWY 19E; Grades: 03 – 05)

Libraries

Library in Ripley:

  • LAUDERDALE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $90,725; Location: 120 LAFAYETTE STREET; 21,614 books; 529 audio materials; 259 video materials; 52 serial subscriptions)