Ripon, California

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Ripon, California

Almond Capital of the World
Ripon.jpg
Motto(s): 
"The Jewel of the Valley"
Location in San Joaquin County and the state of California
Location in San Joaquin County and the state of California
Ripon, California is located in the United States
Ripon, California
Ripon, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 37°44′26″N 121°7′42″W / 37.74056°N 121.12833°W / 37.74056; -121.12833Coordinates: 37°44′26″N 121°7′42″W / 37.74056°N 121.12833°W / 37.74056; -121.12833
Country United States
State California
CountySan Joaquin
IncorporatedNovember 27, 1945[1]
Government
 • MayorDean Uecker[2]
 • State SenateCathleen Galgiani (D)[3]
 • AssemblyHeath Flora (R)[3]
 • U. S. CongressJosh Harder (D)[4]
Area
 • Total5.52 sq mi (14.29 km2)
 • Land5.33 sq mi (13.79 km2)
 • Water0.19 sq mi (0.50 km2)  3.47%
Elevation
69 ft (21 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total14,297
 • Estimate 
(2019)[6]
16,386
 • Density3,077.18/sq mi (1,188.20/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
95366
Area code(s)209
FIPS code06-61026
GNIS feature ID0277615
WebsiteCity website

Ripon is a city located in San Joaquin County, California. The population was 14,297 at the 2010 census. Ripon was originally known as Stanislaus City, but was renamed for Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1876. Ripon, Wisconsin, was the hometown of Applias Crooks, the community's first postmaster.[7]

History[edit]

Ripon, on the site previously known as Murphy's Ferry, Stanislaus City, & Stanislaus Station, was renamed for Ripon, Wisconsin,[8] which was named for a city in North Yorkshire, England. Ripon's economy is largely agriculture based, known especially for its high production of almonds. In 1998, great expansion began for the city. Areas north of the Golden State (99) Freeway were slated for housing divisions, and huge swaths of agricultural land were slated for development. In 2003, the Jack Tone Road intersection was rebuilt, thus beginning a gigantic commercial development for two truck stops—Loves and the Flying J—that year. The next couple years saw the addition of numerous restaurants and a shopping center.

Geography[edit]

Ripon is located at 37°44′26″N 121°07′42″W / 37.7405°N 121.1282°W / 37.7405; -121.1282 (37.740478, -121.128224).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.2 km2), of which, 5.3 square miles (13.7 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) of it (3.47%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19501,550
19601,89422.2%
19702,67941.4%
19803,50931.0%
19907,455112.5%
200010,14636.1%
201014,29740.9%
2019 (est.)16,386[6]14.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

The 2010 United States Census[11] reported that Ripon had a population of 14,297. The population density was 2,601.8 people per square mile (1,004.5/km2). The racial makeup of Ripon was 11,392 (79.7%) White, 221 (1.5%) African American, 125 (0.9%) Native American, 599 (4.2%) Asian, 36 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 1,208 (8.4%) from other races, and 716 (5.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3,177 persons (22.2%).

The census reported that 14,207 people (99.4% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 90 (0.6%) were institutionalized.

There were 4,855 households, out of which 2,057 (42.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,099 (63.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 472 (9.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 227 (4.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 193 (4.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 20 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 896 households (18.5%) were made up of individuals, and 437 (9.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93. There were 3,798 families (78.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.34.

The population was spread out, with 4,119 people (28.8%) under the age of 18, 1,210 people (8.5%) aged 18 to 24, 3,469 people (24.3%) aged 25 to 44, 3,811 people (26.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,688 people (11.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

There were 5,129 housing units at an average density of 933.4 per square mile (360.4/km2), of which 3,530 (72.7%) were owner-occupied, and 1,325 (27.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.6%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.4%. 10,574 people (74.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,633 people (25.4%) lived in rental housing units.

Transportation[edit]

Ripon station is an Altamont Corridor Express commuter rail station planned to be constructed for service starting in 2023.[12]

Education[edit]

Students are served by five K–8 elementary schools (self-contained at all grade levels), and one high school by Ripon Unified School District, located in the Central Valley. All schools have API scores above 700. Three of the elementary schools have API scores above 800.

Schools[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on February 21, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "City Council". City Of Ripon. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "California's 10th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  5. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  7. ^ Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of California. North American Book Dist LLC. Page 390. ISBN 9780403093182.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-09-09. Retrieved 2004-08-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Ripon city". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  12. ^ Holland, John (27 April 2018). "Expanded train service coming to Modesto, Merced; what it means for commuters". Modesto Bee. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  13. ^ Ripon Christian School
  14. ^ Harvest High School

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