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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 (2017 population: 6,603)

Population per Square Mile: 63.71

Square Miles: 446.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)28,811550.4%6,484,192
Today (2017)28,442550.4%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*30,754550.4%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.3%47 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1235 -976
Net International Migration3129 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-774-0.0%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,662585.8%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,1625218.1%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)2,374548.3%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,4305722.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,8305627.5%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)4,9845617.5%15.4%
Median Age40.8  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone91590.3%0.4%
Asian Alone286371.0%2.4%
Black Alone128720.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3780.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups334491.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)10,98155100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,4504922.3%19.0%
Married Without Children4,0575236.9%30.0%
Single Parents774627.0%9.7%
Living Alone2,5895823.6%28.2%

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 2017 (estimate)12,38557100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)12,10757100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$138,30019  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$49057  

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
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)19,437550.4%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher86.8%60 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree17.4%38 24.6%

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 2016$40,8632994.8%43,097
Median Household Income in 201655,12925105.4%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201612.2%5187.1%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.9%4793.7%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201730500.4%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20172,129610.3%656,297
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, 2016348550.4%83,063
Births to Teens, 201523580.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015292600.5%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force14,017560.4%3,320,409
Annual Unemployment Rate3.636102.9%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate3.71100.0%3.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work16,972100.0%$786,216100.0%$46,324
Wage and Salary13,06877.0%$578,80673.6%$44,292
Farm Proprietors7614.5%$10,6091.3%$13,941
Nonfarm Proprietors3,14318.5%$46,0235.9%$14,643
  Accommodation, Food Serv.8925.3%$14,9881.9%$16,803
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1801.1%$2,6880.3%$14,933
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.5613.3%$23,2223.0%$41,394
  Retail Trade1,3147.7%$32,0334.1%$24,378
  Trans., Warehousing1,0916.4%$54,3986.9%$49,861
  Wholesale Trade1821.1%$7,8011.0%$42,863
  Other Private (not above)5,234*30.8%*$284,040*36.1%*$54,268*

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed90100.0%100.0%$12,930$4,583,500
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family3235.6%23.4%$2,667$469,056

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

in 2017
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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