Visit Ripon - Ripon Chamber of Commerce
Ripon is a charming community located in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. It's convenient location on Highway 99 and proximity to other major freeways connecting all of the Central Valley makes Ripon an excellent site for both commercial and industrial development. Ripon is approximately 10 miles north of Modesto, 60 miles south of Sacramento, and 90 miles east of San Francisco.
Ripon has grown from approximately 600 people in 1939 to approximately 15,700 people in 2012.
Ripon is very well-suited for farming; the San Joaquin Valley is hot and dry in summer with long, sunny days. Summertime temperatures range from the mid 50s to well over 100. Winters are moist and often blanketed with heavy fog. Wintertime temperatures range from the low 30s to mid 50s.
As of February 2013, the median price for a home in Ripon is $ 285,000. The median price to rent a two-bedroom apartment or home is $1100.
The industries in Ripon and surrounding areas is primarily agricultural with large crops of grapes and a variety of nut trees being the primary products produced. Ripon is fondly known as the "Almond Capital of the World." Other products, such as milk, are also produced in great quantities.