Population estimates from 1998 put the number of inhabitants around 400.000.
The city lies along the N-5 National Highway, at kilometre marker 413.
Sukkur Airport are about 65km from Ranipur, with domestic flights to Karachi.
The city has a number of gates. Names include Babe Dastageer, Babe Sachal Sarmast and Babe Bodelah. There are also a few shrines of interest, such as that of Saleh Shah and Hajran Shah.