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Fort Ripley, Minnesota
—  City  —
Location of Fort Ripley, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°10′13″N 94°21′46″W / 46.17028°N 94.36278°W / 46.17028; -94.36278
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Crow Wing
 - Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 - Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 1,168 ft (356 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 74
 - Density 55.6/sq mi (21.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56449
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-21932[1]
GNIS feature ID 0643824[2]

Fort Ripley is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States, near the confluence of the Mississippi and Nokasippi Rivers. The population was 74 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (7.64%) is water.

Minnesota State Highway 371 serves as a main route in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 74 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 55.6 people per square mile (21.5/km²). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 26.3/sq mi (10.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.59% White, 1.35% Native American, 1.35% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.05% of the population.

There were 34 households out of which 11.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.46.

In the city the population was spread out with 9.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 44.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 124.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,250, and the median income for a family was $40,750. Males had a median income of $33,542 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,559. There were 11.1% of families and 6.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


Coordinates: 46°09′58″N 94°21′37″W / 46.16611°N 94.36028°W / 46.16611; -94.36028



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