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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Richland County is located in Ohio with a population of 121,533. In Richland County, most residents own their homes. In Richland County there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many retirees live in Richland County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Richland County are above average.
Population
121,533

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$638
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Richland County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    182.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    120.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    929.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,367
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Richland County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,138
National
$55,322

Richland County Reviews

3 reviews
I've lived in this area since I was born and I find it to have become very boring. The night life isn't much since all there is do to is eat and go to the movies and I would very much like to see more entertainment opportunities in this area; or at least for the night life portion. There are plenty of things to do in the day but once when it starts to get dark you might as well as go home. The food around here isn't too bad, but after a while it seems to become rather bland and a hassle trying to beat out everyone else for a table since everyone is out on Fridays and Saturdays.
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I have lived in Richland County since my family moved here in 1995. I had to transfer schools and leave a lot of friends behind in Logan, Ohio. I made the adjustment and graduated from Shelby High School in 1997. Since then, I have lived not only in Shelby but Mansfield as well. I would have to say that I like Shelby better. It's a quiet city with not a lot of violence or crime. Living in the country helps a lot too.
Richland County as a whole has quite a bit of violence and drug activities. i prefer the quiet smaller towns. There unfortunately isn't a lot of things going on in the area, almost out of bored our youth has been turning down the wrong path. There needs to be more activities to do with children, and adolescents.