According to the State Demographer’s Office, the city of Ripon’s population as of Jan. 1 is 7,712.

This is down from 7,733 at the start of 2010, a change of 0.3 percent.

“While this represents a decline of 21 [residents] since the 2010 census, a change this small should have little (if any) impact on state aid payments,” City Administrator Lori Rich said.

The report also notes:

  • Riponites registered far fewer vehicles for 2011 (7,872, a drop of 96 vehicles)
  • One-hundred-sixteen fewer people filed income tax returns in 2011, and 63 fewer income tax returns were sent out
  • Ripon saw no change in its housing stock in 2010
  • The state estimates Ripon has 6,157 people of voting age in the city, a figure used to determine voter turnout at elections.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s total state population increased 0.1 percent to 5.69 million residents, an increase of 7,364 persons.

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