Poverty in Ripley, Tennessee

What is the poverty rate in Ripley, Tennessee?
The poverty rate in Ripley is 36.5%. One out of every 2.7 residents of Ripley lives in poverty.

How many people in Ripley, Tennessee live in poverty?
2,880 of 7,885 Ripley residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Ripley compare to the rest of Tennessee?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Tennessee is 16.7%, meaning Ripley has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Tennessee.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Ripley, Tennessee Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

4,061

41.1% 25.2% 49.8%

White

3,236

31.9% 10.3% 39.7%

What's the Poverty Rate in Ripley, Tennessee By Race?

41.1% of Black residents of Ripley, Tennessee live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Ripley, Tennessee is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 1,671 of 4,061 black Tennesseans live below the poverty line. Approximately 49.8% of the total population of Ripley, Tennessee are black.

31.9% of White residents of Ripley, Tennessee live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Ripley, Tennessee is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 1,031 of 3,236 white Tennesseans live below the poverty line. Approximately 39.7% of the total population of Ripley, Tennessee are white.

Ripley, Tennessee Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Ripley, Tennessee?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Ripley, Tennessee is 36.1%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Ripley, Tennessee is 36.8%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Ripley, Tennessee

Female residents of Ripley, Tennessee are slightly(1%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

1,272 of 3,519 males in Ripley live below the poverty line.

1,608 of 4,366 females in Ripley live below the poverty line.

Ripley, Tennessee Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Ripley can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Ripley, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 39.1%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Ripley, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 32.9%.

Poverty for younger ages in Ripley is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Ripley, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 73.7%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Ripley, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 46.5%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Ripley can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Ripley, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 44.2%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Ripley, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 41.8%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Ripley, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 8.2%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Ripley, Tennessee have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Ripley, Tennessee Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Ripley, Tennessee?

Ripley, Tennessee Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Ripley, Tennessee Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

58.3%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

40.9%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

46.3%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

37.7%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

13.1%

75 to 84 Years Old

4.6%

Over 85 Years Old

39.9%

Ripley, Tennessee Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Ripley, Tennessee born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Ripley, Tennessee who were born citizens of the United States is 37.0%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Ripley, Tennessee who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 13.2%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Ripley, Tennessee born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Ripley, Tennessee who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 7,726 residents of Ripley, Tennessee who were born citizens of the United States, 2,859 (37.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 21 (13.2%) of 159 residents of Ripley, Tennessee who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Ripley, Tennessee

The poverty rate in Ripley is 36.5%.
Ripley is in Lauderdale County.
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Ripley 36.5%

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