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Overview

Introduction to Ripon, California

Ripon, California, in San Joaquin county, is 9 miles NW of Modesto, California (center to center) and 50 miles NE of San Jose, California. Ripon is part of the surrounding Stockton-Lodi metro area.

Ripon History

The first known inhabitants of this area are the Laquisimne of the Yokut tribes. In 1772 the first European, Don Pedro Fages, arrived in the San Joaquin Valley. By 1813, Spanish Franciscan friars and some military men started arriving in the valley. The area was originally known as Murphy's Ferry, and was later renamed Ripon. This name was actually taken from that of a city in Yorkshire, England. The City of Ripon was finally incorporated in the year 1945.

Ripon and Nearby Attractions

  • Ripon Branch Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
  • Ripon City Hall.
  • Clarence Smit Museum.
  • Harry Knoff Auditorium.
  • Caswell State Park.
  • Almond Valley Christian Reformed Church.

Things To Do In Ripon

The city of Ripon has a rich cultural heritage that finds reflection in the historic buildings like the museum, city hall, auditorium and the public library. Visitors can take a tour of these places that contain the relics of the bygone era. Ripon has a number of amusement parks where the entire family can go for picnics. There are quite a few churches lining the streets of this small city. Also, Ripon hosts two popular annual festivals, the Almond Blossom Festival, and the 4th of July Celebration, when guests can see some spectacular fireworks light up the sky over the Mistlin Sports Park.

Ripon Transportation

The local airport is Stockton Metropolitan Airport.

Ripon Higher Education

University Of The Pacific is the local university.

People

Total Population 14,801
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 6,812
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.3%
Median Earnings25+ $50,712
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,829
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,436

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,361
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,186
Median House Value $317,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.6%
Irish 8.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ripon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Modesto, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles NE of San Jose, California
County San Joaquin
Metro Area Stockton - Lodi
Standard Zip Codes 95366
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.741
Longitude -121.123

Ripon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STOCKTON AP
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 61 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station MODESTO CITY-COUNTY AP
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 62 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches
Station STOCKTON FIRE STN # 4
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 80 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Escalon 7,320 $64,296
Lathrop 19,678 $62,881
Manteca 72,251 $67,896
Modesto 207,482 $55,674
Oakdale 21,543 $61,696
Riverbank 23,564 $62,621

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Ripon High Schools

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RIPON HIGH
301 N. ACACIA AVE.
209-599-4287
Serves 826 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.1

RIPON COMMUNITY DAY
729 MAIN STREET
209-599-5009
A Non-traditional School
Serves 14 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.2

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