Richards is a village in Vernon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 96 at the 2010 census.
Richards is located at 37°54′35″N 94°33′25″W / 37.90972°N 94.55694°W / 37.90972; -94.55694 (37.909847, -94.556910).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 96 people, 36 households, and 27 families residing in the village. The population density was 355.6 inhabitants per square mile (137.3/km). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 163.0 per square mile (62.9/km). The racial makeup of the village was 95.8% White and 4.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
There were 36 households of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.0% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.11.
The median age in the village was 32 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 95 people, 37 households, and 25 families residing in the town. The population density was 347.1 people per square mile (135.9/km²). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 153.5 per square mile (60.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.84% White, and 3.16% from two or more races.
There were 37 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,938, and the median income for a family was $44,583. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $25,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,489. There were 9.7% of families and 12.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 5.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.