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Time Zone: Ripley County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Versailles is the Seat for Ripley County.

Ripley County was founded December 27, 1816. Ripley was created by taking area from Dearborn and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ripley had a population of 27,421 people. This is an increase of 3.39% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,523 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ripley represented 0.44% of the total population of Indiana, making it the state's 61st most populous county (out of 92 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201028,818+8.65%+5.09% since 2009
200827,432+3.43%+0.42% since 2007
200026,523The Last Census

More information can be found on the Ripley County Census Page for Ripley County.


Below are some of the communities located in Ripley County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Ripley County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Milan   1,7621,8162.97% decrease  
Versailles   1,7101,7844.15% decrease  
Osgood   1,6161,6693.18% decrease  
Sunman   7798053.23% decrease  
Holton   3984072.21% decrease  

Websites for Ripley County

Official Website:   www.ripleycounty.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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