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Ripley County, MO Public Records

Circuit Court - All Divisions
100 Courthouse Sq
Doniphan, MO 63935 www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=1651
Hours: 7AM-4PM CST
P: 573-996-2818, 573-996-2013
F: 573-996-5014
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Traffic, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, expunged, dismissed, or suspended imposition of sentence records released
This court consolidated on 12/1/2004. 2nd fax number is 573-996-5014. Probate is a separate index at this same address.

Ripley County, MO Vital Records

Contact the Ripley County Office of the Recorder of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Ripley County
Recorder of Deeds

8AM-4PM CST
Phone: 573-996-7941
Fax: 573-996-9706

Ripley County Vital Certificates

Ripley County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Ripley County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 629.47 sq mi
Population (2009): 13,395
  • Females: 51.1%
  • White: 96.3%
  • Black/African American: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 95.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): -114
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 25.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 62.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 7.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.46
Housing Units (2000): 6,392
Homeownership Rate (2000): 77.9%
Migration Flow to Ripley County, MO from (2007-2008):

Ripley County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $104,955
  • Construction: $4,514
  • Retail Trade: $11,892
  • Professional and Technical Services: $1,352
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $3,535
  • Retail Trade: $11,892
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $0
  • Manufacturing: $19,531
  • Farms: $-2,089
  • Government: $31,189
Employed (2000): 4,948
Unemployed (2000): 455
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.6%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $21,504
Local Government Employment (2007): 630
Local Government Revenue (2007): $19,150 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $1,220 (thou. dol.)

Ripley County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 152
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.2
Deaths (2007): 183
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Ripley County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 27
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 1
  • Robbery: 2
  • Aggravated Assault: 23
Property Crimes (2008): 343
  • Burglary: 93
  • Larceny-Theft: 238
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 12

Ripley County Genealogy Records