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Ripley County, Indiana

Formed in 1818 and named for War of 1812 veteran Eleazer W. Ripley

County Seat: Versailles

Largest City: Batesville (2016 population: 6,679)

Population per Square Mile: 64.62

Square Miles: 446.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)28,818550.4%6,484,136
Today (2016)28,846550.4%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*30,754550.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today0.1%32 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration2717 -12,135
Net International Migration3127 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)23550.1%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,649585.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)5,1785218.0%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)2,366568.2%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,4365722.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,9325627.5%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)5,2855218.3%14.9%
Median Age41.5  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone85600.3%0.4%
Asian Alone266380.9%2.2%
Black Alone123710.4%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3770.0%0.1%
White28,0555597.3%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups314541.1%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic28,3065498.1%93.2%
Hispanic540631.9%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)10,92155100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,4414922.4%19.2%
Married Without Children3,9465536.1%30.0%
Single Parents770627.1%9.8%
Living Alone2,6175724.0%28.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)12,20156100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)11,94458100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8,4375470.6%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$129,80024  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,4845820.8%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$48352  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 6,140410.6%1,110,866
Public5,697430.5%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)19,321550.4%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher87.2%50 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree16.4%45 24.1%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$39,4923194.2%41,940
Median Household Income in 201551,55336102.1%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201510.6%6773.6%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.4%6875.5%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201633480.4%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20162,323620.3%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,122550.4%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2015324590.4%84,008
Births to Teens, 201523580.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015292600.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force13,995560.4%3,326,893
Employed13,353560.4%3,179,806
Unemployed642530.4%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.635104.5%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate3.94697.5%4.0

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work16,534100.0%$748,574100.0%$45,275
Wage and Salary12,60576.2%$565,07175.5%$44,829
Farm Proprietors7604.6%$2,2230.3%$2,925
Nonfarm Proprietors3,16919.2%$42,4865.7%$13,407
Farm8755.3%$6,1770.8%$7,059
Nonfarm15,65994.7%$742,39799.2%$47,410
Private14,19085.8%$676,15890.3%$47,650
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8395.1%$13,3821.8%$15,950
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1831.1%$2,2980.3%$12,557
  Construction9125.5%$37,5775.0%$41,203
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1821.1%$9,9821.3%$54,846
  Manufacturing2,19713.3%$139,54618.6%$63,517
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5423.3%$25,4333.4%$46,924
  Retail Trade1,3388.1%$30,4554.1%$22,762
  Trans., Warehousing9876.0%$51,8356.9%$52,518
  Wholesale Trade1981.2%$8,9851.2%$45,379
  Other Private (not above)5,032*30.4%*$275,993*36.9%*$54,848*
Government1,4698.9%$66,2398.8%$45,091

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed109100.0%100.0%$18,497$3,875,847
Single-Family7972.5%75.2%$15,952$3,417,822
2-Family21.8%3.1%212$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family2825.7%20.9%$2,333$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Ripley County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Batesville5,00117.3%*
Holton4711.6%
Milan1,8866.5%
Napoleon2290.8%
Osgood1,6155.6%
Sunman1,0443.6%
Versailles2,1087.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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