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Richton, Mississippi
(Perry County)

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Welcome to Richton ...

The town of Richton is located in Perry County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Richton has a population of 1,024 people<1> (see below for details).

Richton is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Richton: (601) & (769)<3>

The ZIP code for Richton: 39476<4>

Population Details ...

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 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Richton had an population of 1,024 people. This is a decrease of 4.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.35% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Richton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Richton and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaumont   [Map]   915   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Carson City   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clara   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ellisville   [Map]   4,549   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Hattiesburg   [Map]   46,377   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
McLain   [Map]   425   S   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Richton.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Richton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Richton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Richton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).

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<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 town (such as Richton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Richton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Richton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Richton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Richton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3490, Longitude: -88.9359     [Map].

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