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Welcome to Richland ...

The city of Richland is located in Keokuk County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Richland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1843.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Richland has a population of 587 people<2> (see below for details).

Richland is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Richland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Richland: (319)

The ZIP code for Richland: 52585<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richland had an population of 587 people. This is an increase of 0.51% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richland had a population of 584 people (or 5.56% of the total population of Keokuk County). This makes Richland the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Richland represents 0.02% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 418th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 584 people, the population of Richland has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 587 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Richland.

Communities Also Named Richland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 54 communities that are also named Richland - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana (4), Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi (3), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (4), Texas (2), Utah and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Richland.

Communities near Richland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Richland.

  • Fairfield
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Washington
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Sigourney
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sigourney have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sigourney
    • Sigourney is located in Keokuk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,980 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sigourney <5>
  • Maharishi Vedic City
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maharishi Vedic City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maharishi Vedic City
    • Maharishi Vedic City is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
  • Keota
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Wayland
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
    • Wayland is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayland <5>
  • Hedrick
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedrick have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedrick
    • Hedrick is located in Keokuk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
  • Brighton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Batavia
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Libertyville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
    • Libertyville is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people

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 Richland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Richland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Richland. 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 Richland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Richland. See our Newspapers Page for Richland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richland ...

Looking for more information about Richland? 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 Richland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Richland.

Adding Richland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Richland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Richland was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Richland post office opened in 1843.

We also found Richland in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Richland.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Richland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Keokuk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Richland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Richland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Richland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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