Richlands is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,287 people and five constituent 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 $52,059.00.
6.77% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Richlands. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Wholesale and Accommodation industries respectively employ 16.91% and 16.39% of the civilian workforce.
One downside of living in Richlands, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.76 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Richlands doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Richlands who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.46% of the adults in Richlands have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Richlands in 2018 was $20,458, 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 $81,832 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 French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Richlands is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.