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

The community of Richland Center is the Seat for Richland County.

Richland County was founded in 1842 and was created by taking area from IowaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Richland had a population of 17,848 people. This is a decrease of 0.42% since the last Census (which gave a population of 17,924 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Richland represented 0.33% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 56th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201018,021+0.54%+0.97% since 2009
200917,848-0.42%-0.57% since 2008
200817,951+0.15%-1.25% since 2007
200017,924The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Richland County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Richland County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Richland Center   4,9835,1142.56% decrease  
Buena Vista   1,7041,5758.19% increase  
Richland   1,3601,3640.29% decrease  
Lone Rock   8499298.61% decrease  
Rockbridge   7657216.1% increase  

Websites for Richland County

Official Website:   www.co.richland.wi.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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