Ripon, California

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Ripon is a city located in San Joaquin County, California. The current population is 14,575.

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History

Ripon, on the site previously known as Murphy's Ferry, Stanislaus City, & Stanislaus Station, was renamed for Ripon, Wisconsin,[1] which was itself named for a city in Yorkshire, England. Ripon's economy is largely agriculture based, known especially for its high almond production.

Geography

Ripon is located at 37°44′26″N 121°07′42″W / 37.7405°N 121.1282°W / 37.7405; -121.1282 (37.740478, -121.128224).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.9 km2), of which, 4.1 square miles (10.6 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) of it (2.4%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,146 people, 3,368 households, and 2,680 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,473.5 people per square mile (955.5/km²). There were 3,446 housing units at an average density of 840.1/sq mi (324.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.52% White, 0.34% African American, 0.61% Native American, 1.51% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 8.80% from other races, and 3.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.16% of the population.

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