Richland, MS


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Richland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 7,111 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Richland is the 54th largest community in Mississippi.

Richland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Richland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Richland who work in office and administrative support (14.99%), food service (10.03%), and sales jobs (9.17%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Richland has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Richland has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Richland than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Richland may be for you.

Richland is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Richland with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.31% of adults in Richland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Richland in 2010 was $20,594, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,376 for a family of four. However, Richland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Richland is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Richland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Richland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Richland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Richland include English, German, Scots-Irish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Richland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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