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Richwood, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Richwood had a population of 2,121 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Richwood is located at latitude 38.2224 and longitude -80.538 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Richwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Nicholas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,208 feet.

The City of Richwood (GNIS ID: 2390643) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Richwood is located within Beaver District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nicholas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Richwood: Cherry Bottom, Cherry Tree Bottom, Cherry Tree Bottoms.


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Richwood, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,121
Population in Households 2,040
Population in Familes 1,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density1 1,318
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 930
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 572
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 659 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 296 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $39,040
Average Home Value $65,971
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $23,734
Average Household Income $33,420
Per Capita Income $15,224
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.27%
Households 0.72% 0.34%
Families 0.84% 0.21%
Median Household Income   -0.11%
Per Capita Income   0.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Richwood, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richwood to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 76 81st
Population Density1 # 115 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 186 55th
Median Household Income # 389 4th
Per Capita Income # 383 6th

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