Richton, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Richton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Richton had a population of 1,060 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

The Town of Richton is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Perry County.

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, 2017.

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Richton, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,060
Daytime Population: Workers 1,074
Daytime Population: Residents 638
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,712
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.62
Population in Households 979
Population in Familes 793
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density2 462
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $32,139
Average Household Income $55,983
Per Capita Income $22,829


Total Housing Units 463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 242 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $84,211
Average Home Value $99,793


Total Households 386
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 253
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% 0.0%
Households -0.25% 0.0%
Families -0.16% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

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, 2017 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 Density # 186 49th
Diversity Index # 196 46th
Median Household Income # 203 44th
Per Capita Income # 71 81st

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