Ripon is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 15,151 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ripon is the 357th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Ripon are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ripon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ripon is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ripon who work in office and administrative support (12.59%), sales jobs (11.39%), and management occupations (10.19%).
In terms of college education, Ripon is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.89% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ripon in 2010 was $32,213, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,852 for a family of four. However, Ripon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Ripon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ripon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Ripon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ripon include Dutch, English, Italian, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Ripon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.