Richton, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Richton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Richton had a population of 1,079 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Richton is located at latitude 31.3495 and longitude -88.9407 in Perry County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Richton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Perry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 174 feet.

The Town of Richton (GNIS ID: 2407209) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Town of Richton, MS Boundary Map

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Richton, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,079
Population in Households 998
Population in Familes 812
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density1 470
Diversity Index2 44
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 400
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 264
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 467 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $92,816
Average Home Value $111,056
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,448
Average Household Income $41,731
Per Capita Income $16,177
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.15%
Households 0.34% 0.15%
Families 0.59% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Richton, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richton to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 194 47th
Population Density1 # 187 49th
Diversity Index2 # 198 45th
Median Household Income # 190 48th
Per Capita Income # 225 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.