Richland is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi. The population was 6,912 at the 2010 census. It is a suburb of Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Richland is located at 32°13′47″N 90°9′35″W (32.229844, -90.159724). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.2 square miles (32 km2), of which 12.2 square miles (32 km2) is land and 0.04-square-mile (0.10 km2) (0.16%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,027 people, 2,303 households, and 1,688 families residing in the city. The population density was 492.7 people per square mile (190.3/km2). There were 2,540 housing units at an average density of 207.6 per square mile (80.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 60% White, 40% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.