Ripley, New York

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Ripley, New York

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High Points

Ripley strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Ripley Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Ripley Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 19% Ripley Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Ripley, New York

Comparing Ripley to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 7 8
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Racial Diversity 4 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Affordability of Rents 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
People Living Alone 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Ripley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles NE of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles SW of Buffalo, New York
County Chautauqua
Metro Area Jamestown
Standard Zip Codes 14775
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.266
Longitude -79.71

Ripley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 45 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Station CORRY
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Distance 30.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
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Ripley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,030 100%
Male 515 50%
Female 515 50%
Under 18 262 25.4%
18+ 768 74.6%
65+ 179 17.4%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,013 98.3%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 11 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.6%

Ripley Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 40%
Italian 11.6%
Irish 11%
English 8.7%
Polish 6.8%
Dutch 6.1%
French (except Basque) 4.2%
US/American 3.2%
Scottish 2.5%
Swedish 2.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Welsh 1.2%
French Canadian 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ripley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Forsyth (14775)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ripley 1,030 $37,188
Bemus Point 340 $46,250
Brocton 1,547 $36,328
Mayville 1,756 $45,595
Panama 491 $38,125
Sherman 714 $37,857
Westfield 3,481 $43,028
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Ripley High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 448 students.

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