Richland, Pennsylvania

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Richland, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Richland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Richland Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Richland People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Richland, Pennsylvania

Comparing Richland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Senior Citizens 6 4
Age of the Population 6 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 6 5
Working at Home 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Housing Recently Built 2 7
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Richland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles W of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Lebanon
Metro Area Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle
Standard Zip Codes 17087
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.359
Longitude -76.258

Richland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LEBANON 2 W
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
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Richland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,508 100%
Male 744 49.3%
Female 764 50.7%
Under 18 378 25.1%
18+ 1,130 74.9%
65+ 248 16.4%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,481 98.2%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.3%
Mixed Race 12 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.6%

Estimated Richland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,479
Growth -29
Growth % -1.9%

Richland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 65.6%
US/American 10.5%
Irish 3.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Italian 2.9%
English 2.6%
Swiss 1.7%
Polish 1.6%
Pennsylvania German 1.5%
Slovak 1.3%
Welsh 1%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
European 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
British 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Richland 1,508 $52,063
Bernville 865 $47,031
Lebanon 24,461 $34,045
Myerstown 3,171 $45,698
Robesonia 2,036 $52,150
Wernersville 2,150 $54,103
Womelsdorf 2,599 $53,456

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(717) 866-4939
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