dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Ripon, Wisconsin

Ripon, Wisconsin, in Fond Du Lac county, is 19 miles SW of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and 72 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is home to some 6,828 residents.

Ripon History

Ripon was founded by David P. Mapes, a New York based steamboat captain, in 1849. It was named after Ripon, North Yorkshire, the English cathedral city. It is the birthplace of the Republican Party, which was formed on February 28, 1854. Ripon was incorporated in 1858.

Ripon and nearby Attractions

  • Mascoutin Valley State Trail
  • Ripon Historical Museum
  • Little White Schoolhouse
  • Omro Area Historical Museum
  • High Cliff State Park
  • EAA Air Adventure Museum

Things To Do In Ripon

The Elizabeth Murray Park, Eagle Park, Ceresco Park, Barlow Park, Kiwanis Park and Atkins Park are some of the local parks. The Ripon Historical Museum, the Little White Schoolhouse, the EAA Air Adventure Museum and the Omro Area Historical Museum are all accessible from Ripon as well. The Derge County Park and the High Cliff State Park are some popular local attractions. In addition, Ripon hosts the Septemberfest every year.

Ripon Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Ripon Higher Education

Ripon College is the local college. Others in the neighborhood include Moraine Park Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

People

Total Population 7,699
Male Share of the Population 43.8%
Female Share of the Population 56.2%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,863
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.4%
Median Earnings25+ $34,061
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,268
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,681

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,496
% Above Poverty Level 85.3%
% Below Poverty Level 14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $749
Median House Value $116,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
US/American 0.4%
English 8.1%
Irish 10.7%

Ripon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SW of Oshkosh, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Fond du Lac
Standard Zip Codes 54971
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.842
Longitude -88.835

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 OSHKOSH
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station DALTON
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station MONTELLO
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berlin 5,451 $47,103
Brandon 920 $60,833
Fairwater 370 $61,250
Green Lake 1,022 $63,625
Markesan 1,510 $55,250
Rosendale 860 $68,125

Ripon Public Libraries

Library
Ripon Public Library
120 JEFFERSON ST.
Ripon, Wisconsin
(920) 748-6160

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Ripon Hospitals

RIPON MED CTR
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
933 NEWBURY ST
(920) 748-3101
Emergency Service: Yes

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Management
  • A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs
  • Executive Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.

    You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.

Programs
  • Master's (M.Ed.) - Leadership of Educational Organizations
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Master's (M.Ed.) - Elementary Education
  • You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

    At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

Ripon High Schools

RIPON HI
850 TIGER DR
920-748-4616
Serves 530 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

Ripon Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Ripon Colleges
Ripon colleges and trade schools.
Ripon Graduate Schools
Ripon Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Ripon
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Additional Resources
Info for Ripon Government Officials


Are you an official in the Ripon government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top