Introduction to Richland, Mississippi

Richland, Mississippi, in Rankin county, is located 4 miles S of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center) and is 158 miles N of Orleans, Louisiana. The people of the city are in the Jackson metropolitan area. Richland has a population of 6,027.

Richland History

Richland is located in the Rankin County which was founded in 1828. This county was named in honor of Christopher Rankin, who was a Mississippi congressman from the year of 1819 to 1826.

Richland and nearby Attractions

  • Riverwood Shopping Center
  • Mississippi Museum of Art
  • Lefleur's Bluff State Park
  • Medgar Evers House

Things To Do In Richland

Tourists in Richland should pay a visit to the Mississippi Museum of Art, and the Old Capitol Museum. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Riverwood Shopping Center. Lefleur's Bluff State Park offers visitors a wide variety of recreational facilities. One can enjoy fishing, picnicking, camping, and also play golf here. The nearby historical sites, such as Eudora Welty House and Medgar Evers House, are also worth taking a look at too. People can also visit the local Richland United Pentecostal Church, Richland Church, and Richland Baptist Church.

Richland Transportation

Jackson International Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

Richland Higher Education

Among the higher educational institutes near Richland include Jackson State University, Mississippi College, Hinds Community College, and Holmes Community College.


Total Population 7,012
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,603
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 55.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $31,669
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,689
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,961


Median Family Income $59,173
% Above Poverty Level 86.1%
% Below Poverty Level 13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $814
Median House Value $112,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 5.7%

Richland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Rankin
Metro Area Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 39218
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.238
Longitude -90.158

Richland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 60.3 inches
Station CANTON 4 N
Distance 30.5 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brandon 22,616 $81,819
Clinton 25,486 $74,737
Florence 4,249 $71,667
Flowood 8,218 $67,583
Jackson 173,631 $39,369
Pearl 26,105 $46,823
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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