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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,173
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+6,959
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married55.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.2%
Median Earnings25+$50,159
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,203
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,348

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,036
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone15.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,328
Median House Value$381,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.6%
German13.1%
Dutch12.3%
English9.1%
Irish7.7%
Italian5.5%
Portuguese4.5%
Scottish2.8%
French Except Basque2.5%
Norwegian1.8%
Swedish1.6%
Danishn1.2%
Swiss0.8%
Polish0.7%
Russian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
African0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Ripon Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Joaquin County
Standard Zip Codes95366
Phone Area Codes209
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.75
Approximate Longitude-121.12

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)

StationSTOCKTON AP
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp61 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 79 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationMODESTO CITY-COUNTY AP
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp40 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp62 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches
StationSTOCKTON FIRE STN # 4
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 74 F
Jul Temp57 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 80 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Escalon7,449$77,750
Lathrop21,050$72,402
Manteca75,314$74,196
Modesto210,166$61,116
Oakdale22,256$59,854
Riverbank24,047$65,721

Ripon Public Schools

California Connections Academy @ Ripon
580 N. Wilma Ave., Ste. G
ZIP: 95366
Other
Total Enrollment 685
Colony Oak Elementary
22241 S. Murphy Rd.
ZIP: 95366
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Harvest High
729 W. Main St.
ZIP: 95366
High
Total Enrollment 19
Park View Elementary
751 Cindy Dr.
ZIP: 95366
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Ripon Elementary
509 W. Main St.
ZIP: 95366
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Ripon High
301 N. Acacia Ave.
ZIP: 95366
High
Total Enrollment 896
Ripona Elementary
415 E. Oregon St.
ZIP: 95366
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Weston Elementary
1660 Stanley Dr.
ZIP: 95366
Primary
Total Enrollment 412

Ripon Private Schools

Ripon Christian Schools Pk-12
435 Maple Ave
ZIP: 95366
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 663
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