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Richton is a town in Perry County, in the Hattiesburg metro area.

The latitude of Richton is 31.349N. The longitude is -88.94W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 174 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,037.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$23,365
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Richton demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • MIssissippi Pecan Festival - Sept. 29-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Richton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Richton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Perry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39476 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Richton residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Richton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Richton was $17,425, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Richton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Richton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $163.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $558.


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Libraries in Richton include Richton Public Library ... View libraries

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Perry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Richton political report.

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The average commute time for Richton workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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