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Richlands, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Richlands had a population of 1,971 as of July 1, 2016. Richlands ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Richlands is located at latitude 34.9004 and longitude -77.5424 in Onslow County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Richlands (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of Richlands (GNIS ID: 2407208) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Richlands is located within Township of Richlands, a minor civil division (MCD) of Onslow County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richlands population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Richlands, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,971
Population in Households 1,971
Population in Familes 1,670
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,180
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 744
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 521
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 868 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 499 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $158,054
Average Home Value $161,998


Median Household Income $43,442
Average Household Income $53,549
Per Capita Income $20,193
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.16% 2.58%
Households 3.45% 2.36%
Families 4.24% 2.31%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Richlands, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richlands to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 323 56th
Population Density1 # 171 77th
Diversity Index2 # 265 64th
Median Household Income # 290 61st
Per Capita Income # 465 37th

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