Ripley, MS
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Ripley is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 5,357 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ripley is the 66th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ripley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ripley is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ripley who work in sales jobs (11.72%), office and administrative support (11.08%), and teaching (6.75%).

Of important note, Ripley is also a city of artists. Ripley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ripley’s character.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Ripley is worth considering.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Ripley spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.48 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Ripley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Ripley is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.57% of adults 25 and older in Ripley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ripley in 2010 was $19,639, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,556 for a family of four. However, Ripley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ripley is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ripley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ripley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Ripley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ripley include English, German, French , and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Ripley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.

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