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Fort Ripley is a township in Crow Wing County, in the Brainerd metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Fort Ripley. For links to other places called Fort Ripley, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fort Ripley is 46.220N. The longitude is -94.343W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,171 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 600.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Ripley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crow Wing County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56449 ZIP code.
34% of Fort Ripley residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Ripley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Ripley was $16,076, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Fort Ripley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fort Ripley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $843.
Crow Wing County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Ripley political report.
The average commute time for Fort Ripley workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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