Richlands, NC

Richlands, situated in Onslow County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.

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Richlands was incorporated in 1880.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Richlands is 28 years. The median estimated household income is about $48,000 making it roughly equal to the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Richlands is about $165,000 (2015) which is $5,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Richlands is 68% White, 13% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, and 14% other. 92% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 61% are married, 11% are divorced, 2% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 22% that have never been married. 

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Onslow County

Richlands belongs to Onslow County in the south eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Arthur Onslow, was hit by a Hurricane, which took many residential lives in 1752. The county, which is a part of the Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 177,800. Its county seat and largest city, Jacksonville, has a population of 70,150.

Onslow County borders Pender, Jones, Carteret and Duplin counties.

Onslow County is made up of 906 square miles. 763 of which is land with the remaining 143 as water.

Population

The population of Richlands, NC is about 1,600. The population has been steadily increasing since the town was founded.

Elevation

The elevation of Richlands, NC is 59 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Richlands, NC is 28574.

Area Code

The area code for Richlands, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Richlands and Onslow County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 71% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 25% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Richlands is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Daily News and Duplin Times are the primary newspapers that cover the Onslow County area.


 

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