Richlands, North Carolina Population 2024

2,455

Richlands is a city located in Duplin County, Jones County, and Onslow County North Carolina. Richlands has a 2024 population of 2,455. Richlands is currently growing at a rate of 1.66% annually and its population has increased by 7.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,294 in 2020.

The average household income in Richlands is $74,780 with a poverty rate of 12.88%. The median age in Richlands is 28.9 years: 27.4 years for males, and 29.9 years for females.

Richlands Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Richlands was:

  • White: 77.11%
  • Black or African American: 15.56%
  • Two or more races: 5.98%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.08%
Land Area (mi²)
1.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,486.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.02% (161)
The current population of Richlands, North Carolina is 2,455 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,294.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,98777.11%
Black or African American40115.56%
Two or more races1545.98%
Asian170.66%
Other race90.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander70.27%
Native American20.08%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Richlands Population by Race

Richlands Population Pyramid 2024

Richlands Median Age

28.9

Total

27.4

Male

29.9

Female

Richlands Adults

There are 1,715 adults, (181 of whom are seniors) in Richlands.

Richlands Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

11.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Richlands Sex Ratio

Female1,16945.36%
Male1,40854.64%

Richlands Population by Age

Richlands Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7843.2965.234.8
Married4234.3375.424.6
Non Family2681.5755.644.4
Female763.8256.643.4
Male172.120100

4.15

Average Family Size

3.29

Average Household Size

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Richlands Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade825.36%
Associates Degree674.38%
Bachelors Degree19712.88%
Graduate Degree21113.79%
High School Graduate48931.96%
Less Than 9th Grade603.92%
Some College42427.71%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Richlands Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Richlands Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,1371,023348
Black25424532
Hispanic1099214
2+ Races605820
Other Race990
Islander330
Native American220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 33.33%.

Richlands Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$50,556$58,333$50,417
Graduate Degree$57,250$75,750$47,083
High School Graduate$33,283$33,654$27,750
Less Than 9th Grade$50,625$50,385$0
Overall$36,719$40,239$32,961
Some College$40,412$41,345$24,500

$36,719

Average Earnings

$40,239

Average Male

$32,961

Average Female

Richlands Earnings by Educational Attainment

Richlands Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Richlands Language

93.73% of Richlands residents speak only English, while 6.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.61% of the population.

Richlands Language

Richlands Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,8571849.91%
Black4019423.44%
Multiple1542918.83%
Hispanic232198.19%
Asian1717100%
Islander77100%
Other9111.11%

12.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.87%

Male Poverty Rate

16.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richlands

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richlands is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richlands is Hispanic, with 8.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.38%.

Richlands Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.65%
High School13.5%
Some College9.78%
Bachelors or Greater4.9%

Richlands Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed20%
Female Employed18.28%
Male Employed9.42%
Male Unemployed2.35%

Richlands Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Richlands Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$68,611$90,123
Households$59,333$74,780
Married Families$82,734$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,602$44,038

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Richlands Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

55.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Richlands Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Richlands Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Richlands Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Richlands Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

350

Number of Veterans

296

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War241
First Gulf War207
Vietnam29
Korea0
World War II0

Richlands Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54227
18 to 3461
65 to 7435
55 to 6417
75+10

Richlands Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White30324.55%
Black3812.14%
Hispanic3633.03%
2+ Races920.93%

Richlands Veterans by Race

Richlands Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richlands Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

13.6%

Unemployment Rate

Richlands Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Richlands Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Richlands Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

32.98%

Born in Richlands

99.34%

Native Born

0.66%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

0.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.34% of Richlands residents were born in the United States, with 32.98% having been born in North Carolina. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Richlands Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,657411.57%
20282,616401.55%
20272,576401.58%
20262,536411.64%
20252,495401.63%
20242,455401.66%
20232,415642.72%
20222,351321.38%
20212,319251.09%
20202,29459535.02%
20191,699110.65%
20181,688271.63%
20171,661211.28%
20161,640-1-0.06%
20151,641130.8%
20141,628201.24%
20131,608231.45%
20121,585664.34%
20111,519100.66%
20101,50900%

Richlands Population by Year