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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Richlands Township is located in North Carolina with a population of 23,733. Richlands Township is in Onslow County. Living in Richlands Township offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Richlands Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Richlands Township are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,101
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Richlands Township

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,779
National
$55,322
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Richlands Township Reviews

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I grew up in Richlands, North Carolina. I like that Richlands is a smaller community outside of larger Jacksonville. The people are hospitable and the community leans on each other to grow and inspire. The schools are great for the area, particularly the high school. The housing market is decent, as there are more options in Richlands for those wanting to escape the city life in Jacksonville. My main concerns are that everything closes early, even on weekends. There isn't much to do besides shop and go out to eat, but Jacksonville is only about fifteen minutes away. Overall it is a nice place to live if you want a quiet, suburban lifestyle.
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The police department here is a joke. I once called in to report a car accident right behind my house and the police department told me I had to call the highway patrol (even though its a residential road) and then when I called highway patrol no one answered! I see people flying down residential roads, constantly crashing off the roads in the same areas but still no speed trap there. I very rarely see police pulling people over at all for speeding.
We live in a largely military community. We do not plan on staying here, because the military subculture does not fit in with our goals and values. Also, the community is not well designed to encourage physical activity (cannot walk/ ride bikes in most areas due to no sidewalks nor shoulders on roadways). There are several very nice community parks, but they are all within driving distance. Overall, it is a nice community. However, it is not a good fit for our family.