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Welcome to Ripley ...

The city of Ripley is located in Tippah County<1> and is the County Seat for Tippah County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ripley has a population of 5,268 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ripley.

Ripley is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ripley lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Ripley: (662)

The ZIP code for Ripley: 38663<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ripley had an population of 5,268 people. This is a decrease of 2.35% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ripley had a population of 5,395 people (which is 24.27% of the total population of Tippah County). This makes Ripley the county's most populous community.

The population of Ripley represents 0.18% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,395 people, the population of Ripley decreased 1.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,478 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ripley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Ripley - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Maine (2), Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ripley.

Communities near Ripley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ripley.

  • New Albany (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
    • New Albany lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Ripley and is located in Union County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,771 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<6>
  • Walnut (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
    • Walnut lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Ripley and is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 736 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut<6>
  • Hickory Flat (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
    • Hickory Flat lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ripley and is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<6>
  • Ashland (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Ripley and is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<6>
  • Myrtle (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
    • Myrtle lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ripley and is located in Union County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<6>
  • Falkner (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
    • Falkner lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Ripley and is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 482 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkner<6>
  • Jumpertown (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumpertown
    • Jumpertown lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Ripley and is located in Prentiss County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumpertown
  • Dumas (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
    • Dumas lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ripley and is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
  • Snow Lake Shores (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
    • Snow Lake Shores lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Ripley and is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake Shores
  • Blue Mountain (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
    • Blue Mountain lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Ripley and is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ripley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ripley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ripley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ripley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ripley. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ripley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ripley ...

Looking for more information about Ripley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ripley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ripley.

Adding Ripley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ripley in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ripley was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Ripley in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ripley on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Ripley

The Communities of Mississippi

About Tippah County

About Mississippi

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ripley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Tippah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ripley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ripley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ripley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ripley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ripley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ripley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RipleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ripley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7297, Longitude: -88.9497    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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