Richards, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 97 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.1%
 
Males: 40  (42.0%)
Females: 57  (58.0%)
Median resident age:  56.3 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 64778

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,954 (it was $35,938 in 2000)
Richards:

$30,954
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,759 (it was $16,489 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $42,099 (it was $21,900 in 2000)
Richards:

$42,099
MO:

$133,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $81,873; Detached houses: $94,505; Mobile homes: $36,619
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    • 9295.8%White alone
    • 33.1%Two or more races
    • 11.0%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Richards: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.8%), English (20.0%), French (7.5%), Irish (3.3%), Swedish (3.3%), United States (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1894

Elevation: 833 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 354 people per square mile   (very low).

Richards, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Richards:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Richards town:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,035 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $210 (2.1%)

Richards satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Olathe, KS (68.5 miles , pop. 92,962).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (80.7 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (375.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Stotesbury, MO (2.1 miles) , Deerfield, MO (2.4 miles) , Metz, MO (2.9 miles) , Fort Scott, KS (3.1 miles ), Fulton, KS (3.4 miles) , Moundville, MO (3.4 miles) , Nevada, MO (3.5 miles ), Hume, MO (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 37.91 N, Longitude: 94.56 W

Area code: 417

Richards household income distribution Richards home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-8.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (27%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (45%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (45%)
  • Community and social service occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Richards, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Richards-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the Richards town center killed 4 people and injured 30 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 5/17/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the town center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Richards-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 276.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 280.1 miles away from Richards center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 282.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 228.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 230.1 miles away from Richards center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 364.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Vernon County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Richards topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Richards:

  • MEDICALODGES FORT SCOTT (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FORT SCOTT, KS)
  • MERCY HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; FORT SCOTT, KS)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL SNF (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FORT SCOTT, KS)
  • ARKHAVEN AT FORT SCOTT (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FORT SCOTT, KS)
  • FORT SCOTT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FORT SCOTT, KS)
  • HEARTLAND BEHAVORIAL HEALTH SERVICES (Hospital, about 11 miles away; NEVADA, MO)
  • MEDICALODGES NEVADA (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEVADA, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Richards:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 37 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,838)
  • Allen County Community College (about 46 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 57 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 67 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,783)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 68 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Baker University (about 70 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 71 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)

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Notable location: Richards Rural Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Vernon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.0. This is about average.

City:

77.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.11
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.680. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.680
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.5%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.0%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Richards compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Missouri average:

11.0

Richards travel time to work - commute Richards mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Utility gas (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Richards town (based on Vernon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,24036
Mainline Protestant1,61811
Catholic5422
Other5223
None11,237-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Vernon County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Vernon County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

29.7%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$40
Totals for Government 0$0 1$40

5.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cedar County, MO  0.54% ($25,711 average AGI)
from Bourbon County, KS  0.40% ($28,179)
from Bates County, MO  0.30% ($19,476)


6.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Missouri average:

6.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cedar County, MO  0.61% ($22,256 average AGI)
to Greene County, MO  0.52% ($29,216)
to Jasper County, MO  0.39% ($22,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Richards:

  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNEM (1240 AM; 1 kW; NEVADA, MO; Owner: HARBIT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KMDO (1600 AM; 1 kW; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: FORT SCOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Richards:

  • KOMB (103.9 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: FORT SCOTT BROADCCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KVCY (104.7 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KNMO-FM (97.5 FM; NEVADA, MO; Owner: HARBIT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KBZI (100.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MO; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS INC)
  • K206CH (89.1 FM; NEVADA, MO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KBJQ (88.3 FM; BRONSON, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Along Kcs Right Of Way 1.7 Mi S (Lat: 37.885861 Lon: -94.560778), Call Sign: KNBJ756
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.260 MHz, 160.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/21/2011, Expiration Date: 09/04/2021
    Registrant: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 4601 Hilry Huckaby Dr., Shreveport, LA 71107-5797, Phone: (318) 676-6188, Fax: (318) 676-6252, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0FZG, Licensee ID: L00938815
    Grant Date: 11/10/2004, Expiration Date: 01/24/2015, Certifier: Joseph A Charles
    Registrant: Joseph A Charles, 9639 E. D Hwy, Richards, MO 64778
  • Call Sign: KD0HKB, Licensee ID: L01484887
    Grant Date: 04/21/2009, Expiration Date: 04/21/2019, Certifier: Hayden L Winter
    Registrant: Hayden L Winter, 12250 S Main, Richards, MO 64778

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9183U , Serial Number: 15078134, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 03/20/1976
    Registrant (Individual): M Bryson Dba Jody, 9488 S 1300 Rd, Richards, MO 64778, Other Owners: B Flying Service Aero

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