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Welcome to Richardton ...

The city of Richardton is located in Stark County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Richardton has a population of 563 people<2> (see below for details).

Richardton was established in 1883.

The community of Richardton is 2,460 feet [750 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Richardton is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Richardton lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Richardton (for example, toward Hebron), you will soon leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Richardton is located in the (701) area code.

The ZIP code for Richardton: 58652<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richardton had an population of 563 people. This is an increase of 6.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richardton had a population of 529 people. This makes Richardton the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Richardton represents 0.08% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 529 people, the population of Richardton decreased 14.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 619 people).

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

Communities near Richardton ...

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

  • Hebron [Morton County]
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    • Hebron [Morton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Richardton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<6>
  • Gladstone [Stark County]
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    • Gladstone [Stark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Richardton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<6>
  • Taylor [Stark County]
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    • Taylor [Stark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Richardton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<6>
  • Antelope [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope [Stark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Richardton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marshall [Dunn County]
    • Lefor [Stark County]
    • Dickinson [Stark County]
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      • Dickinson [Stark County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the west of Richardton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,527 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<6>
    • Glen Ullin [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ullin
      • Glen Ullin [Morton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the east of Richardton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ullin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Ullin<6>
    • New Hradec [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hradec
      • New Hradec [Dunn County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the west of Richardton
      • Former name for New Hradec:
      • Novy Hradec
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    • Dodge [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
      • Dodge [Dunn County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the north of Richardton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Richardton. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Richardton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richardton ...

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

Adding Richardton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Richardton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Richardton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Richardton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Dakota

About Stark County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Stark, 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 Richardton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richardton - 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 Richardton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Richardton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richardton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richardton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RichardtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richardton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8850, Longitude: -102.3150    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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