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Ripon, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Ripon had a population of 7,762 as of July 1, 2017. Ripon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ripon is located at latitude 43.8436 and longitude -88.8379 in Fond du Lac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ripon (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Fond du Lac County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 932 feet.

The City of Ripon (GNIS ID: 1584039) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ripon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ripon: Ceresco, Morena.

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Ripon, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,762
Daytime Population: Workers 8,498
Daytime Population: Residents 3,343
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,841
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 7,000
Population in Familes 5,400
Population in Group Qrtrs 762
Population Density2 1,559
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $50,816
Average Household Income $65,080
Per Capita Income $27,793


Total Housing Units 3,400 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,893 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,222 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 285 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $128,314
Average Home Value $149,894


Total Households 3,115
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,870
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% 0.18%
Households 0.28% 0.31%
Families 0.77% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

Ripon, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ripon to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 110 86th
Population Density # 114 85th
Diversity Index # 169 78th
Median Household Income # 482 38th
Per Capita Income # 346 55th

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