Richlands is a town in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. The 2005 estimated population was 827. It is included in the Jacksonville, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 928 people, 399 households, and 244 families residing in the town. The population density was 781.1 people per square mile (301.1/km²). There were 424 housing units at an average density of 356.9 per square mile (137.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.44% White, 25.11% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.