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 (19.95%), management occupations (12.67%), and sales jobs (10.51%).

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.

Being a small town, Richton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Richton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.20% of adults in Richton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Richton in 2010 was $18,783, 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 $75,132 for a family of four. However, Richton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Richton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.95% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, English, Scots-Irish, and French .

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

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