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Richland, Missouri
Location of Richland, Missouri
Location of Richland, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Pulaski, Camden, Laclede
 • Total 2.29 sq mi (5.93 km2)
 • Land 2.27 sq mi (5.87 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
1,135 ft (346 m)
 • Total 1,863
 • Estimate 
 • Density 791.80/sq mi (305.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-61562

Richland is a city in Camden, Laclede, and Pulaski counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 1,863 at the 2010 census.


Richland was originally called Lyon, and under the latter name was platted in 1869. The present name is after G. W. Rich, a railroad official. A post office called Richland has been in operation since 1869.

The Calloway Manes Homestead was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


Richland is located at 37°51′32″N 92°24′10″W / 37.85889°N 92.40278°W / 37.85889; -92.40278 (37.858875, -92.402788).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.29 square miles (5.93 km2), of which, 2.27 square miles (5.88 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 360
1890 553 53.6%
1900 736 33.1%
1910 884 20.1%
1920 955 8.0%
1930 945 −1.0%
1940 985 4.2%
1950 1,133 15.0%
1960 1,662 46.7%
1970 1,783 7.3%
1980 1,922 7.8%
1990 2,029 5.6%
2000 1,805 −11.0%
2010 1,863 3.2%
2019 (est.) 1,795 −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,863 people, 804 households, and 482 families living in the city. The population density was 820.7 inhabitants per square mile (316.9/km2). There were 926 housing units at an average density of 407.9 per square mile (157.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 1.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 804 households, of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 39.6 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.


Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport (Forney Field) serves the community with air service. Although it is located within Fort Leonard Wood, it is jointly run by the cities of Waynesville and St. Robert and is available for civilian use by private pilots and scheduled commercial passenger service.

An airfield in Richland's industrial park is available for private pilots but has no scheduled commercial service.

The major east–west route is Interstate 44; before that, the main highway was U.S. Route 66, which still exists as a scenic route through the area and passes through Devil's Elbow, St. Robert, Waynesville, Buckhorn, and Hazelgreen. Names for U.S. Route 66 vary - at different places, it is called Teardrop Road, Highway Z, Old Route 66, Historic Route 66, and Highway 17. State-posted signs mark most of the alignment of the road.

Major north–south routes near Richland include:

  • Missouri Route 133 runs north from Interstate 44, exit 145, approximately two miles east of Hazelgreen to Richland, Swedeborg, Crocker, and about two miles west of Dixon, then north out of the county.
  • Missouri Route 7 runs north from Interstate 44, exit 150, about three miles west of Buckhorn to Richland, then north out of the county toward the Lake of the Ozarks region.
  • Missouri Route T runs north from Missouri Route 17 at Waynesville to Swedeborg, where it meets and ends at Route 133 about halfway between Richland and Crocker.


The city of Richland and surrounding rural areas are served by the Richland R-IV School District, which extends into rural parts of adjacent counties.

Board of Education

Elected by the Citizens of the School District in the April Board of Education Election, to a 2 Year Term
Name Office
Shad Hilton President
Vacant Vice President
Carol Schmidt Treasurer
Amber Johnson Member
Jordan Walters Member
Tim Sherrer Member
Ira Moss Member

The Richland High School academic team is known statewide for its 13 Class 2A state titles in the last 14 years. The team has currently won seven in a row. This is the most prolific winning record statewide in this particular competition. The team has previously been coached by Roger Stephens since the Richland team was created. Assistant Coach Bob Brown was with the team for eight years until his sudden passing. The 2009 State Championship was won after a game with St. Paul Lutheran, in which the score was 280–275. The 2019-20, & 2020-21 Scholar Bowl Team is Coached by Eldon Haun, and Assisted by James Schwartz.

Richland High School Administration

Name Position
Dr. Tina Turner Superintendent
Sam Callis Junior & Senior High Principal
Sarah Russell Elementary Principal
Lisa York Superintendent Assistant & Board Secretary
Steven Moore Director of Technology
Kim Latham Athletic Director
Jenny Dougan Special Services Director

Richland has a public library, a branch of the Pulaski County Library District.

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