Facts, Demographics, Education & Workforce

Ripley County Workforce Data

Over the last several years Ripley County has continued to see growth and in 2018, the population was 28,523. The commuting data shows that we draw from the regional area which increases the population to over 200,000 and increasing the workforce potential.

Sales Taxes

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Housing in Ripley County ranges from high end to affordable with many apartment and single family rentals available. Quality residential lots are also abundant throughout the entire county for building.


There are five public school corporations (K-12); two parochial K-8 schools and one private catholic college prep school (Oldenburg Academy, 9-12). The Southeastern Indiana Career Center teaches grades 9 thru 12, and has adult classes.

Colleges and Universities:

University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH (40 miles)
Franklin College – Franklin, IN (43 miles)
Earlham College – Richmond, IN (48 miles)
Hanover College – Hanover, IN (30 miles)
Indiana University – Bloomington, IN (80 miles)
Ball State University – Muncie, IN (75 miles)
Purdue University – LaFayette, IN (120 miles)
IUPUI – Indianapolis, IN (60 miles)
Ivy Tech State College – Batesville, IN (in Ripley County)
Southeastern Indiana Cooperative (distance learning) – Batesville, IN (in Ripley County)
Vincennes University – Versailles, IN (in Ripley County)


Ripley County is the home to the second largest State Park in Indiana. The park is located in Versailles off of Highway 50 and  offers kayaking, fishing, hiking trails and boasts over 24 miles of mountain bike trails.  

There are additional municipal and neighborhood parks throughout the county located in the different communities. The county is also fortunate to have the Southeastern Indiana YMCA located in Batesville, which provides many quality services to its members. Private and public golf courses are also available. Many activities for youth and also senior citizens are offered throughout the county as well.

The communities of Batesville and Osgood have developed beautiful hiking, biking and nature trails located on the outskirts of town. Many other recreational amenities are convenient throughout the entire area including dedicated soccer, softball, and baseball fields.

Ripley County Economic Development

We Will Work With You On Any
Relocation Or Expansion Project

The RCEDC has a full-time economic development director on staff that will work with you on any expansion and/or relocation project and will also keep any information in the strictness of confidence.

Get in touch today.


220 E. US 50
PO Box 576
Versailles, IN 47042