Richton, MS
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Richton is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,066 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Richton is the 165th largest community in Mississippi.

Richton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Richton is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Richton who work in office and administrative support (19.38%), sales jobs (10.63%), and management occupations (10.00%).

Of important note, Richton is also a town of artists. Richton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Richton’s character.

As is often the case in a small town, Richton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Richton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.27% of adults in Richton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Richton in 2010 was $17,616, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,464 for a family of four. However, Richton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Richton is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Richton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Richton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Richton include Irish, Scots-Irish, English, and French .

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

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