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People

Total Population 928
Male Share of the Population 41.5%
Female Share of the Population 58.5%
Senior Citizens 22%
Employed Population 16+ 301
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 28.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,125
% Above Poverty Level 71.2%
% Below Poverty Level 28.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.8%
Median Gross Rent $506
Median House Value $78,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.2%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 11.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Richton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles N of Biloxi, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Perry
Standard Zip Codes 39476
Phone Area Codes 601
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.349
Longitude -88.94

Richton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station RICHTON 3 SSE
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 59 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.7 inches
Station LAUREL
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 57 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches
Station MERRILL
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 60 F
Apr Temp 51 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 80 F
Annual Precip 65.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Richton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Side (39476)

Good Hope (39476)

McSwain (39476)

Piave (39476)

Rhodes (39476)

Sand Hill (39476)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beaumont 1,110 $29,028
Hattiesburg 46,762 $36,221
McLain 428 $38,542
New Augusta 835 $37,670
Petal 10,723 $63,764

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Richton Public Libraries

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Pine Forest Regional Library
210 FRONT STREET
Richton, Mississippi
(601) 788-6539
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Richton High Schools

RICHTON HIGH SCHOOL
701 ELM AVENUE
601-788-9608
A Title I School.
Serves 329 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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