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%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Richland has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Richland a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Richland is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Richland isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 84.74% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

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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