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Overview

Introduction to Ripley, Tennessee

Ripley, Tennessee, in Lauderdale county, is 41 miles W of Jackson, Tennessee and 50 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee.

Ripley History

Ripley was named in honor of Eleazor Wheelock Ripley, a general in the War of 1812. It is the county seat of Lauderdale County, which was founded in 1818. The Confederate States Army established a fort in the county in 1861 and named it after General Gideon J. Pillow. In 1864, the Union Army took over the fort.

CRipley and nearby Attractions

  • Ripley Plaza Shopping Center
  • Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge
  • Alex Haley Home & Museum
  • Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fort Pillow State Park
  • Six Flags St Louis

Things To Do In Ripley

Ripley offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can visit the Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge and the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge while in Ripley. The Alex Haley Home & Museum is also a popular local historical site. The Rolling Hills Country Club provides facilities for golfers. One can shop at the Ripley Plaza Shopping Center. Local celebrations include Harvest Days and the Tomato Festival.

Ripley Transportation

Flights are available from Memphis International Airport.

Ripley Higher Education

The Tennessee Technology Center at Ripley is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Southwest Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus and the University of Memphis.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,249
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+2,697
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married34%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.8%
Median Earnings25+$25,810
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,509
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,987

Wealth

Median Family Income$31,321
% Above Poverty Level64.6%
% Below Poverty Level35.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$616
Median House Value$91,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.4%
Irish5.8%
German3.7%
English3%
Italian1.5%
Scottish1.2%
African0.7%
Polish0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Australian0.5%
Arab0.2%
Swedish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Ripley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lauderdale County
Standard Zip Codes38063
Phone Area Codes731
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude35.74
Approximate Longitude-89.53

Ripley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRIPLEY
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip52.4 inches
StationBROWNSVILLE
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp49 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationBLYTHEVILLE
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Covington9,016$39,829
Gates581$31,250
Halls2,604$43,698
Henning866$28,194
Stanton434$23,864

Ripley Public Libraries

Lauderdale County Library
120 LAFAYETTE STREET
Ripley, Tennessee
(731) 635-1872

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Ripley Hospitals

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Lauderdale
(Non-profit)
326 Asbury Avenue
(731) 221-2200

Ripley Public Schools

Lauderdale Middle School
309 Charles Griggs Av
ZIP: 38063
(731) 635-1391
Middle
Total Enrollment 710
New Beginnings Child Development Center
313 South Washington St
ZIP: 38063
(731) 635-8480
Primary
Ripley Elementary
100 Hwy 19, East Av
ZIP: 38063
(731) 221-3066
Primary
Total Enrollment 689
Ripley High School
254 Jefferson St
ZIP: 38063
(731) 635-2642
High
Total Enrollment 903
Ripley Primary
225 Volz Rd
ZIP: 38063
(731) 635-0691
Primary
Total Enrollment 778

Ripley Private Schools

First Apostolic Academy
2515 Asbury Glimp Rd
ZIP: 38063
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
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