Ripon is a city located in San Joaquin County, California. Take a look below for 10 awesome and amazing facts about Ripon, California, United States.
1. The population was 14,297 at the 2010 census.
2. Ripon was originally known as Stanislaus City, but was renamed for Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1876.
3. Ripon, on the site previously known as Murphy’s Ferry, Stanislaus City, and Stanislaus Station, was renamed for Ripon, Wisconsin, which was named for a city in North Yorkshire, England.
4. Ripon’s economy is largely agriculture based, known especially for its high production of almonds.
5. In 1998, great expansion began for the city.
6. 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.
7. The next couple years saw the addition of numerous restaurants and a shopping center.
8. Ripon station is an Altamont Corridor Express commuter rail station planned to be constructed for service starting in 2023.
9. 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.
10. The 2010 United States Census 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%).