Ripley is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 8,176 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Ripley is the 70th largest community in Tennessee.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ripley who work in office and administrative support (11.43%), law enforcement and fire fighting (9.21%), and management occupations (9.13%).
Ripley is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Ripley are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.94% of adults in Ripley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Ripley in 2010 was $14,757, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,028 for a family of four. Ripley also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.19% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Ripley include German, English, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Ripley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Mon-Khmer (Cambodian) and Spanish.