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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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Ripon is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 7,738. Ripon is in Fond du Lac County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Ripon offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ripon there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Ripon and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ripon are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$740
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Ripon Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    77.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    939.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    12.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Ripon

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,240
National
$55,322
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Ripon Reviews

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This is the cleanest, most friendly town you will ever step foot in. The main street feels like you are in a Hallmark Christmas movie. Downtown has everything from food to boutiques to fit anyone's desires. If you want to live in the best town for your kids, definitely consider Ripon as the clean parks, the fabulous school district, and the supportive community members will help your family live the life of your dreams.
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Ripon is a nice town with lots of opportunities, however, a lot of people here are very stuck up and can be quite snooty. The town is very small and has only about 7,000 citizens. Because of this, everyone knows everyone. There's not a lot of privacy. But also because of the size, theres also lots of chances to make friends and gain connections with people. The college is nice, but I hear more about the parties than I do about the actual schooling. I've only lived in Ripon for four years, so I don't love it quite as much as the people that have lived here their whole lives. I don't hate the town, and I don't adore it either. It's just okay.
Being in high school, it's an alright town. There isn't a whole lot to do, but if you're looking for a small town it's a pretty good place to be.