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Welcome to Richton ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Richton has a population of 1,008 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Richton.
Richton is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Richton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Richton: (601) & (769)<4>
The ZIP code for Richton: 39476<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richton had an population of 1,008 people. This is a decrease of 5.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.89% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Richton had a population of 1,068 people (which is 8.72% of the total population of Perry County). This makes Richton the county's most populous community.
The population of Richton represents 0.04% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 154th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,068 people, the population of Richton increased 2.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,038 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Richton.
Adding Richton to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Richton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Richton elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Richton on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Richton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Richton: This one is located in Perry County and the other is located in Madison County.
Beyond Mississippi, there are 2 communities that are also named Richton - they are located in and Illinois.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Richton.
Communities near Richton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Richton.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Richton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Richton.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Richton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Richton.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Richton. See our Newspapers Page for Richton.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richton ...
Looking for more information about Richton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Richton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Richton.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Richton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 13 Apr 2021