Ripley County, IN

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2022 Population
28,990
0.128% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.8
0.493% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.62%
5.56% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,285
9.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$188,400
15.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ripley County, IN had a population of 29k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $70,285. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ripley County, IN grew from 28,953 to 28,990, a 0.128% increase and its median household income grew from $64,221 to $70,285, a 9.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ripley County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.99%), White (Hispanic) (0.887%), Other (Hispanic) (0.697%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.686%).

None of the households in Ripley County, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Ripley County, IN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Ripley County, IN was $188,400, and the homeownership rate was 77.2%.

Most people in Ripley County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Ripley County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ripley County, IN is home to a population of 29k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.3% of Ripley County, IN residents were born outside of the country (376 people).

In 2022, there were 47.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in Ripley County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 578 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 257 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Ripley County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ripley County, IN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ripley County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.5k ± 128
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    578 ± 136
  3. White (Hispanic)
    257 ± 142
1.84%
Hispanic Population
533 people

In 2022, there were 47.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in Ripley County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 578 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 257 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.84% of the people in Ripley County, IN are hispanic (533 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ripley County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
376 people
1.46%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
423 people

As of 2022, 1.3% of Ripley County, IN residents (376 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ripley County, IN was 1.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    563 ± 126
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    445 ± 133
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    130 ± 66

Ripley County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ripley County, IN employs 14.6k people. The largest industries in Ripley County, IN are Manufacturing (3,461 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,004 people), and Retail Trade (1,400 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($145,365), Utilities ($87,266), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,654).

Occupations

14.6k
2022 Value
± 805
0.426%
1 Year growth
± 7.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ripley County, IN grew at a rate of 0.426%, from 14.6k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ripley County, IN, are Production Occupations (2,101 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,638 people), and Management Occupations (1,309 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ripley County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.6k
2022 Value
± 805
0.426%
1 Year growth
± 7.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ripley County, IN grew at a rate of 0.426%, from 14.6k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ripley County, IN, are Manufacturing (3,461 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,004 people), and Retail Trade (1,400 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ripley County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Ripley County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,280
Median earning men ± $2,519
$35,562
Median earning women ± $2,090

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,990), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,238), and Wholesale Trade ($58,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($70,063), Information ($45,455), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($44,063).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 193
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 188
    Manufacturing
  3. 153
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ripley County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 78.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ripley County, IN was $188,400 in 2022, which is 0.668 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,700 to $188,400, a 15.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Ripley County, IN is 77.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ripley County, IN have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ripley County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ripley County, IN is $70,285. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ripley County, IN was Census Tract 9689 with a value of $82,500, followed by Census Tract 9687 and Census Tract 9685, with respective values of $77,206 and $69,474.

Property

$188,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,942
$8,577
Median Property Taxes
±$523

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ripley County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.2%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.2% of the housing units in Ripley County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9689
  2. Census Tract 9687
  3. Census Tract 9685

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ripley County, IN was Census Tract 9689 with a value of $82,500, followed by Census Tract 9687 and Census Tract 9685, with respective values of $77,206 and $69,474.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ripley County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$70,285
Median Household Income
± $4,105
11.1k
Number of Households
± 667

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.1k households in Ripley County, IN grew to $70,285 from the previous year's value of $64,221.

The following chart displays the households in Ripley County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ripley County, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.85%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.19%)

In 2022, 83.4% of workers in Ripley County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.85%) and those who worked at home (5.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ripley County, IN have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.12% of the workforce in Ripley County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ripley County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ripley County, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.62% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ripley County, IN (2.74k out of 28.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ripley County, IN is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.5% of the population of Ripley County, IN has health coverage, with 53.4% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 2.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ripley County, IN see 28324 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.698% decrease from the previous year (28523 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 9483 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1580 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

28,324 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ripley County, IN

Primary care physicians in Ripley County, IN see an average of 28,324 patients per year. This represents a 0.698% decrease from the previous year (28,523 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ripley County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.48%
Uninsured
53.4%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
2.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ripley County, IN declined by 12.9% from 8.59% to 7.48%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ripley County, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 63.1 in Ripley County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.4% in Ripley County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.97% in Ripley County, IN.

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