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Ripley County, IN Highlights


A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population26,50828,81428,43228,98429,087
Change Since 2000 2,3061,9242,4762,579
Pct. Change Since 2000 8.7%7.3%9.3%9.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2021 to 2022
Net Domestic Migration120
International Migration9
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-40
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,8356.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,00717.3%
College Age (18 to 24)2,3538.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,66823.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,80126.9%
Older (65 plus)5,41718.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1040.4%
Asian Alone2260.8%
Black Alone1510.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone50.0%
White Alone28,23597.3%
Two or More Race Groups3601.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino28,53398.3%
Hispanic or Latino5481.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households11,127100.0%
  Family Households7,76469.8%
    Married with Children2,07018.6%
    Married without Children3,99835.9%
    Single Parents1,0989.9%
  Non-family Households3,36330.2%
    Living Alone2,86125.7%
Average Household Size2.61
Average Family Household Size3.74
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200026,5081,8927.7%
April 201028,8142,3068.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections28,81828,69928,90429,76830,412
Change Since 2010 -119869501,594
Pct. Change Since 2010 -0.4%0.3%3.3%5.5%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau