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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 Population24,61626,50828,04028,81128,442
Change Since 1990 1,8923,4244,1953,826
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.7%13.9%17.0%15.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration12
International Migration31
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-7
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,6625.8%
School Age (5 to 17)5,16218.1%
College Age (18 to 24)2,3748.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,43022.6%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,83027.5%
Older (65 plus)4,98417.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone910.3%
Asian Alone2861.0%
Black Alone1280.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone30.0%
White Alone27,60097.0%
Two or More Race Groups3341.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino27,91398.1%
Hispanic or Latino5291.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households10,981100.0%
  Family Households7,98672.7%
    Married with Children2,45022.3%
    Married without Children4,05736.9%
    Single Parents7747.0%
  Non-family Households2,99527.3%
    Living Alone2,58923.6%
Average Household Size2.59
Average Family Household Size3.56
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200026,5081,8927.7%
April 201028,8112,3038.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections28,81829,83730,75431,58232,243
Change Since 2010 1,0191,9362,7643,425
Pct. Change Since 2010 3.5%6.7%9.6%11.9%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau