Profile for Ripon, Wisconsin, WI
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Ripon is a city in Fond du Lac County, in the Fond du Lac metro area.
The community was named after a town in England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Ripon. For links to other places called Ripon, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ripon is 43.842N. The longitude is -88.835W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 932 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,274.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Ripon demographic reports
Ripon is on Silver Creek
Former and merged names include:
Followers of socialist Francois-Marie-Charles Fourier started a farm here in 1844
One of two cities in America with major claim of being the birthplace of the Republican Party. (The other is Jackson, MI)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, suffragist
Local festivals include:
- Septemberfest - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ripon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Mascoutin Valley State Trail
Historic sites and museums: Little White Schoolhouse, Ripon Historical Museum
Colleges and universities:
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
46% of Ripon residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ripon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ripon was $20,313, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Ripon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Ripon festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Septemberfest - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Ripon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $381. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $893.
Libraries in Ripon include Ripon Public Library ... View libraries
Fond du Lac County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ripon political report.
The average commute time for Ripon workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Ripon include Americinn Ripon, Best Western Welcome Inn.
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