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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Ripon is a suburb of Modesto with a population of 15,367. Ripon is in San Joaquin County. Living in Ripon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ripon there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Ripon and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Ripon are highly rated.
About Ripon...
Population
15,367

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$428,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,324
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    12.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    170
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,158.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Ripon

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,489
National
$55,322
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Ripon Reviews

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Ripon is such a unique place to live in. The community as a whole is extremely tight-knit, as it is so small. Because of this, commutes are short and convenient, and the Ripon PD works extremely hard to keep the community safe, and is successful!
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I have loved living here the past 5 years. It’s a small town, similar to the one I grew up in. It’s safe, with a low crime rate, and has a lot of fun, unique restaurants and businesses. It’s a great family town. However, it doesn’t have much to offer after 9pm, which can be a bummer at times. I would also love to see more diversity here.
Ripon is an incredibly safe and family friendly community. I've gone to school here all my life, but I've always attended a private Christian school, and while I have never felt in danger, I have certainly felt excluded and unwelcome. It's definitely a place where being outside the box is frowned upon, and the box is quite specific in its qualifications. You must be at least three of the following to be accepted with open arms: Dutch, Christian reformed, conservative/Republican, an almond farmer, a dairyman, agriculturally inclined in general, part of a family of five or more, and, sadly, rich. My family meets the bare minimum of requirements, so I suppose we're happy here. Happy as long as you exclude the bullying, gossip, and blatant ignorance toward anything different, that is.