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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,069
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+3,448
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married57.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.3%
Median Earnings25+$29,167
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,698
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,693

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,867
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone16.6%
Median Gross Rent$875
Median House Value$116,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.6%
Irish5.5%
English5.1%
German3.5%
Scottish2.3%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque1.1%
Dutch0.7%
Iranian0.2%
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Richland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rankin County
Standard Zip Codes39218
Phone Area Codes601
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.23
Approximate Longitude-90.16

Richland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationJACKSON THOMPSON AP
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.9 inches
StationCRYSTAL SPRINGS EXP STN
Distance22.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 57 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 79 F
Annual Precip60.3 inches
StationCANTON 4 N
Distance30.5 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brandon23,186$81,367
Clinton25,411$72,950
Florence4,313$81,195
Flowood8,532$76,150
Jackson172,039$40,134
Pearl26,344$47,874

Richland Public Schools

Richland Elementary School
200 Spell Drive
ZIP: 39218
(601) 939-4375
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Richland High School
1202 Highway 49 South
ZIP: 39218
(601) 939-5144
High
Total Enrollment 911
Richland Upper Elementary
175 Wilson Drive
ZIP: 39218
(601) 939-2288
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
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