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Rocky Ripple, Indiana
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Location of Rocky Ripple in Marion County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)|
|• Land||0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||705 ft (215 m)|
|• Density||2,161.72/sq mi (834.94/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0442234|
Rocky Ripple is a town in Marion County, Indiana. The population was 606 at the 2010 census. It was founded in 1928; and the town was incorporated as an "included town" as part of Unigov in 1970. It is part of Indianapolis, but retains a separate functioning town government under IC 36-3-1-11. Although not far from the city center, Rocky Ripple is a somewhat isolated area, located between the Central Canal and the White River; only two traffic-supporting bridges over the canal provide access to the town.
Rocky Ripple is located at(39.847091, -86.173137).
According to the 2010 census, Rocky Ripple has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 606 people, 291 households, and 158 families living in the town. The population density was 2,020.0 inhabitants per square mile (779.9/km2). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 1,050.0 per square mile (405.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 89.1% White, 6.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.
There were 291 households, of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.7% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.75.
The median age in the town was 40.3 years. 18.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.2% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.
Notable events and venues
The town has a park, Hohlt Park.
The town hosts the annual Rock Ripple Festival, a popular summer event that focuses on the arts and serves as the main fundraiser for the Rocky Ripple Community Association.
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