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Richardton, North Dakota
Welcome to Richardton ...
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.
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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022