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Welcome to Ripon ...

The city of Ripon is located in Fond du Lac County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ripon has a population of 7,841 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Ripon is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Ripon: (920) and (274)<4>

Websites for Ripon ...

Official Website: www.cityofripon.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ripon had an population of 7,841 people. This is an increase of 1.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ripon had a population of 7,733 people (which is 7.61% of the total population of Fond du Lac County). This makes Ripon the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ripon represents 0.14% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 123rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,733 people, the population of Ripon increased 13.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,828 people).

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

Adding Ripon to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Ripon elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Ripon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Ripon - they are located in California, Kansas, North Dakota and Quebec.

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

Communities near Ripon ...

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

  • Oshkosh [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oshkosh
    • Oshkosh [Winnebago County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Ripon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,004 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oshkosh
  • Waupun [Dodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waupun
    • Waupun [Dodge County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Ripon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,199 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waupun have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waupun
  • Algoma [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma [Winnebago County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Ripon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,205 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
  • Berlin [Green Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [Green Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Ripon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,385 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Fond du Lac
      • North Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Ripon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Fond du Lac have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fond du Lac
    • Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fond du Lac
      • Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Ripon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fond du Lac have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fond du Lac
    • Omro [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omro
      • Omro [Winnebago County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Ripon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,583 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Omro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omro
    • Fox Lake [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Lake
      • Fox Lake [Dodge County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Ripon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Lake
    • Friendship [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Fond du Lac County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Ripon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Winneconne [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winneconne
      • Winneconne [Winnebago County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Ripon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,484 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winneconne have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winneconne

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 Ripon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ripon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ripon. 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 Ripon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ripon. Our list includes 32 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ripon.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ripon: www.cityofripon.com/

The official website for Fond du Lac County: www.co.fond-du-lac.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Fond du Lac, 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 Ripon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ripon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (274) is an overlay for area code (920).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Ripon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ripon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ripon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ripon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8435, Longitude: -88.8371    
<6>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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