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The population of Ripon is approximately 14,500 (2007), 14297 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,567 (1990), 4855 (2010).

The amount of land area in Ripon is 7.375 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Ripon is 4.10 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.186 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ripon to Washington DC is 2503 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 56 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ripon is positioned 37.73 degrees north of the equator and 121.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Ripon elevation is 62 feet above sea level.
Ripon median income is $68,200 (2005).

The Ripon median home price is $443,800 (2005).

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Ripon location: in the middle of the California Central San Joaquin Valley, near Stockton and Lodi. Yosemite is a two hour drive from Ripon. Other nearby communities include Salida, Manteca, Del Rio, Escalon, West Modesto, Riverdale Park, Modesto and Lathrop.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Ripon is hot and dry in the summer and cool and moist in the winter
The weather in Ripon is moderate. The temperature extremes range from 110 to around 26 degrees F. Most of the rainfall comes between October and March.
Ripon average annual precipitation is 13 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 45 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.
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Ripon history:

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The area was first known as Murphy's Ferry in 1850. Then, in 1857, W.H. Hughes bought up the property and began what was knokwn as Stanislaus City. A right-of-way was given to the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1872 and the area was again renamed as Stanislaus Station. Amplias B. Crooks came in 1874 from Ripon, Wisconsin. He didn't like the name of Stanislaus Station, so he changed it to Ripon after his hometown. The name was officially changed on 21 December 1874. After years of growth, Ripon was finally incorporated in 1945.
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Ripon attractions:

Almond Blossom Festival held the last weekend in February each year with a parade, crafts, rides, food and more.
For more information, please call (209) 599-7519

Main Street Day held the second Saturday in October each year with sidewalk sales, crafts, food, health fair, community yard sale.
For more information on "Main Street" booths, call (209) 599-7519
For information about the Community Yard Sale, call (209) 599-2108

See Photographs of Ripon.

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