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Population in 2012: 96 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.1%
 

Males: 42  (44.1%)
Females: 54  (55.9%)

Median resident age:  32.0 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip code: 64778

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,735 (it was $35,938 in 2000)
Richards:

$24,735
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,063

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,132 (it was $21,900 in 2000)
Richards:

$82,132
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $124,848; Detached houses: $158,068; Mobile homes: $58,409

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  • White alone - 92 (95.8%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (3.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Richards: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.9%), English (14.5%), Irish (6.0%), United States (6.0%), French (4.8%), Swedish (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1894

Elevation: 833 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 351 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Richards:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Richards town:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 23.6%
  • Divorced: 3.6%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Richards, Missouri as of September 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Richards to the number of sex offenders is 96 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,208 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (1.4%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-8.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (43%)
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (67%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Richards-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 147% 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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from Richards center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Richards, MO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Richards:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 37 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,143)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 57 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 67 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,210)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Longview (about 70 miles; Lees Summit, MO; FT enrollment: 2,917)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 71 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 7,433)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 74 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Crowder College (about 77 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 2,111)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.0. This is about average.
City:

30.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.245. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.245
U.S.:

0.464
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.417
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.39. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.39
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.13
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.2%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Richards, MO

Richards compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Richards travel time to work - commute


Richards mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Utility gas (20%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.89%
Here48.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents45.9%12.8%12.0%7.7%3.2%
Congregations30.6%16.3%16.3%2.0%2.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.9%2.2%2.2%2.0%9.0%
Congregations2.0%4.1%2.0%2.0%22.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Vernon County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Vernon County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

29.7%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Vernon County:

13.5%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll


6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,690 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Missouri average:

7.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cedar County, MO  0.92% ($23,429 average AGI)
from Bates County, MO  0.51% ($26,114)
from Bourbon County, KS  0.32% ($36,318)


7.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Missouri average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bates County, MO  0.65% ($19,133 average AGI)
to Cedar County, MO  0.58% ($33,650)
to Jasper County, MO  0.55% ($26,237)

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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