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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
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).
Ripon average annual precipitation is 13 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 45 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.


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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hot and dry in the summer and cool and moist in the winter
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moderate. The temperature extremes range from 110 to around 26 degrees F. Most of the rainfall comes between October and March.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Ripon.

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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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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Ripon City Government

The City of Ripon
259 N. Wilma Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366
Phone: (209) 599-2108
FAX (209) 599-2685

The City of Ripon is governed by a five-member City Council with the mayor as the presiding officer.

Police Department
259 N. Wilma Avenue
Ripon, California 95366
Main office: (209) 599-2102
FAX: (209) 599-4034

Ripon Chamber

Ripon Chamber of Commerce
929 W. Main St.
Ripon, California 95366
Phone: 209-599-7519
Hours: Mon - Fri , 9am to 5pm
The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is a business oriented organization to help benefit the community and business in the area.

Ripon Community Events

Community Events

Ripon Organizations

Ripon Chamber of Commerce
929 W. Main St.
Ripon, California 95366
Phone: 209-599-7519
Hours: Mon - Fri , 9am to 5pm
The Ripon Chamber of Commerce is a business oriented organization to help benefit the community and business in the area.

Ripon Libraries

Ripon Public Library
430 W Main St
Ripon, CA 95366-2426
Phone: 209-599-3326

Ripon Schools

Ripon High School
301 N. Acacia Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366
Phone: (209) 599-4287

Ripon Unified School District
304 N. Acacia Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366
Phone: (209) 599-2131
Ripon Christian Schools Ripon


Ripon Population:
1985 - 5,131
1990 - 7,455
1997 - 9,266
1999 - 10,000
2000 - 10,146
2006 - 14,047
2007 - 14,500

Median age:
2000 - 34.2 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 56,979
2005 - $ 68,200

Median house value:
1990 - $ 128,000
2000 - $ 166,500
2005 - $ 166,500

Another Ripon
Ripon, North Yorkshire, in England, is a small town with a University college and a Cathedral. The Cathedral is built on the site of the first Christian place of worship in Britain. The City also has a popular racecourse and a canal. It is close to York, the spa town of Harrogate, the dales, and the moors.
There is a market square where a market is held twice a week. Every night of the year without fail, at 9pm, the Ripon Watchman (in tricorn hat and full regalia) blows his horn to the 4 points of the compass, and then reports to the City's mayor to say that the job has been done, in person, no matter where the mayor is or what he'd doing (unless he's out of town).

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