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Richland is a township in Benton County, in the Lafayette metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Richland. For links to other places called Richland, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Richland is 40.688N. The longitude is -87.376W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 781 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 709.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Richland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Benton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47942 ZIP code.
35% of Richland residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Richland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Richland was $15,579, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Richland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Richland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $351. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $681.
Benton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Richland political report.
The average commute time for Richland workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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