Ripley County is located in southeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Doniphan and the largest city is Doniphan . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/ripley-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 13,969 and the 2010 census population was 14,100. The land area is 629.54 square miles and there are 22.4 persons per square mile.
96.6% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 75.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $76,200, there are 5,544 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,408, the median household income is $32,291, and 24.6% of the persons in Ripley County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,117. Retail sales (in $1000) were $92,395, and sales per capita were $6,815. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.2%.
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