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Fort Ripley, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Ripley had a population of 72 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Ripley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Ripley is located at latitude 46.1664 and longitude -94.3651 in Crow Wing County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Ripley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Crow Wing County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,168 feet.

The City of Fort Ripley (GNIS ID: 2394797) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Ripley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Ripley: City of Fort Ripley.

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Fort Ripley, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 72
Daytime Population: Workers 13
Daytime Population: Residents 30
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 72
Population in Familes 61
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $62,411
Average Household Income $73,799
Per Capita Income $27,483


Total Housing Units 38 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32 (84.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 5.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $195,455
Average Home Value $231,618


Total Households 34
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.55%
Households 0.41% 0.58%
Families 2.55% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Fort Ripley, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Ripley to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 839 7th
Population Density # 858 5th
Diversity Index # 837 8th
Median Household Income # 257 72nd
Per Capita Income # 527 42nd

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