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Richlands, NC
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Richlands profile


Living in Richlands



Richlands is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,355 people and five associated neighborhoods, Richlands is the 288th largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Richlands was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Richlands economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Richlands, where the median household income is $59,333.00.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Richlands, employing 6.20% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Education and Wholesale industries employ 18.29% and 18.07% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

Also of interest is that Richlands has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Richlands is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Richlands, the average commute to work is 32.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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

The overall education level of Richlands is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.67% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Richlands in 2018 was $24,407, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,628 for a family of four. However, Richlands contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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


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