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Richton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Richton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Perry County at latitude 31.3495 and longitude -88.9407. Perry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 174 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Richton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Richton, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Richton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Town of Richton, MS Boundary Map


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Richton, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,065
Population in Households 983
Population in Familes 802
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density1 464
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 394
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 250 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $101,493
Average Home Value $117,500


Median Household Income $27,433
Average Household Income $41,179
Per Capita Income $15,983
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.07% -0.09%
Households 0.06% -0.1%
Families 0.27% -0.23%
Median Household Income   4.03%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 195 46th
Population Density1 # 188 48th
Diversity Index2 # 199 45th
Median Household Income # 263 28th
Per Capita Income # 243 33rd

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