Ripon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 7,700 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ripon is the 110th largest community in Wisconsin.
Unlike some cities, Ripon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ripon are a mix 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 (13.59%), sales jobs (9.14%), and teaching (8.57%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Ripon, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Ripon provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
One of the benefits of Ripon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.78 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Ripon citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.45% of adults in Ripon have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ripon in 2010 was $23,979, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,916 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. Important ancestries of people in Ripon include Polish, Irish, English, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Ripon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.