Richland, Mississippi

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Richland, Mississippi
City of Richland
Richland Water Tower reads "City of Richland, Home of the Rangers"
Richland Water Tower reads "City of Richland, Home of the Rangers"
"Proud to Call it Home!", "An Excellent Choice"
Location in Rankin County and the state of Mississippi
Location in Rankin County and the state of Mississippi
Richland is located in the US
Location of Richland in the US
Coordinates: 32°13′47″N 90°9′35″W / 32.22972°N 90.15972°W / 32.22972; -90.15972Coordinates: 32°13′47″N 90°9′35″W / 32.22972°N 90.15972°W / 32.22972; -90.15972
Country United States
State Mississippi
Incorporated[1]October 31, 1974; 44 years ago (1974-10-31)
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorMark Scarborough (I)
 • Board of AldermenClay Burns
Robert Craft
Beth Sanford
Gus Black
Cathey Wynne
 • Total12.2 sq mi (31.7 km2)
 • Land12.2 sq mi (31.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
266 ft (81 m)
 • Total6,912
 • Estimate 
 • Density570/sq mi (220/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)
39073, 39208, 39218, 39232
Area code(s)601
FIPS code28-62400
GNIS feature ID690674
Major airportJAN

Richland is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi. The population was 6,027 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Richland is located at 32°13′47″N 90°9′35″W / 32.22972°N 90.15972°W / 32.22972; -90.15972 (32.229844, -90.159724).[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.2 square miles (32 km2), of which 12.2 square miles (32 km2) is land and 0.04-square-mile (0.10 km2) (0.16%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20167,111[3]2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 6,027 people, 2,303 households, and 1,688 families residing in the city. The population density was 492.7 people per square mile (190.3/km²). There were 2,540 housing units at an average density of 207.6 per square mile (80.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.97% White, 5.28% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 2,303 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,996, and the median income for a family was $44,800. Males had a median income of $32,377 versus $22,700 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,574. About 8.3% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 19.8% of those age 65 or over.


The Mayor of Richland is former alderman Pat Sullivan, who is serving his first term.


The three public schools in Richland are operated by the Rankin County School District.

Notable people[edit]

  • Elmore James, blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader was born in Richland in 1918.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "City of Jackson and City of Pearl v. Petitioners for Incorporation of the City of Richland". Supreme Court of Mississippi. 1975. Retrieved April 15, 2017 – via Leagle.
  2. ^ "City of Richland". Richland, MS. 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2017 – via Central Mississippi Planning & Development District.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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