Lake Ripley, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Ripley, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Lake Ripley Census Designated Place had a population of 1,725 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Ripley is located at latitude 43.0086 and longitude -88.9903 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Ripley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 853 feet.

The Lake Ripley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393083) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lake Ripley Census Designated Place is located within Town of Oakland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Ripley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Ripley, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,725
Population in Households 1,722
Population in Familes 1,401
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 519
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 741
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 507
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,033 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 625 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 292 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $250,917
Average Home Value $278,886


Median Household Income $59,208
Average Household Income $83,552
Per Capita Income $35,573
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.49% -0.32%
Households -0.21% -0.08%
Families -0.16% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lake Ripley, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Ripley to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 286 63rd
Population Density1 # 453 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 548 29th
Median Household Income # 192 75th
Per Capita Income # 71 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.