Rocky Ripple, Indiana

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Rocky Ripple is a town in Marion County, Indiana. The population was 712 at the 2000 census. It has existed as an "included town" since 1970, when it was incorporated into Indianapolis as part of Unigov. It is part of Indianapolis, but retains a functioning town government under IC 36-3-1-11[3]. Although not far from the city center, Rocky Ripple is a somewhat isolated area, located between the Central Canal and the White River; only two traffic-supporting bridges over the canal provide access to the town.



Rocky Ripple is located at 39°50′50″N 86°10′23″W / 39.84722°N 86.17306°W / 39.84722; -86.17306 (39.847091, -86.173137)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 712 people, 322 households, and 183 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,338.5 people per square mile (916.3/km²). There were 329 housing units at an average density of 1,080.6/sq mi (423.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.64% White, 9.27% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 2.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

There were 322 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

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