Richton, MS Profile: Facts & Data

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Richton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Richton had a population of 1,044 as of July 1, 2018.

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.


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Richton, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,044
Population in Households 962
Population in Familes 780
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density2 455
Diversity Index3 44
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $58,404
Per Capita Income $23,984

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $90,152
Average Home Value $101,674
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 384
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 251
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.28% -0.1%
Households -0.28% -0.1%
Families -0.24% -0.24%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 2018 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 # 200 45th
Population Density # 191 48th
Diversity Index # 201 45th
Median Household Income # 177 51st
Per Capita Income # 67 82nd

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