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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,712
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+3,968
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married43.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24%
Median Earnings25+$36,931
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,177
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,460

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,204
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone39.3%
Median Gross Rent$665
Median House Value$115,100

Ancestry

German51.6%
Irish12.3%
Polish10.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.3%
English7.5%
Norwegian5.1%
Dutch4.9%
Italian2.8%
Welsh2.7%
French Except Basque2%
Lithuanian1.9%
Swedish1.3%
Scottish1.3%
Russian1%
Swiss1%
Hungarian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Czech0.5%
Greek0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Austrian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Slovak0.1%
African0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Ripon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fond du Lac County
Standard Zip Codes54971
Phone Area Codes920
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.84
Approximate Longitude-88.84

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)

StationOSHKOSH
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationDALTON
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches
StationMONTELLO
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp4 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 60 F
Annual Precip34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berlin5,471$49,159
Brandon928$66,563
Fairwater379$61,563
Green Lake992$57,500
Markesan1,507$53,810
Rosendale899$69,609

Ripon Public Libraries

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

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Ripon Hospitals

Ripon Medical Center
845 Parkside St
(920) 748-3101

Ripon Public Schools

Barlow Park Elementary
100 Ringstad Dr
ZIP: 54971
(920) 748-1550
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Catalyst Charter Middle
651 Metomen St
ZIP: 54971
(920) 748-4638
Middle
Total Enrollment 151
Journey
100 Ringstad Dr
ZIP: 54971
(920) 748-1550
Primary
Total Enrollment 127
Lumen Charter High
850 Tiger Dr
ZIP: 54971
(920) 748-4616
High
Total Enrollment 66
Murray Park Elementary
64 Sunset Ave
ZIP: 54971
(920) 748-4695
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Quest Charter School
64 Sunset Ave
ZIP: 54971
(920) 748-4695
Primary
Total Enrollment 142
Ripon High
850 Tiger Dr
ZIP: 54971
(920) 748-4616
High
Total Enrollment 502
Ripon Middle
651 Metomen St
ZIP: 54971
(920) 748-4638
Middle
Total Enrollment 228
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