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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 Population24,61626,50828,04028,81228,324
Change Since 1990 1,8923,4244,1963,708
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.7%13.9%17.0%15.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2018 to 2019
Net Domestic Migration-179
International Migration9
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)43
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,6865.9%
School Age (5 to 17)5,06917.8%
College Age (18 to 24)2,4058.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,48922.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,78927.4%
Older (65 plus)5,08517.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1000.4%
Asian Alone2791.0%
Black Alone1410.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70.0%
White Alone27,65797.2%
Two or More Race Groups3391.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino27,99298.4%
Hispanic or Latino5311.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households11,165100.0%
  Family Households7,84670.3%
    Married with Children2,28920.5%
    Married without Children3,99635.8%
    Single Parents9038.1%
  Non-family Households3,31929.7%
    Living Alone2,90526.0%
Average Household Size2.55
Average Family Household Size3.63
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200026,5081,8927.7%
April 201028,8122,3048.7%
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