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Richwood, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Richwood had a population of 2,113 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 2,113
Daytime Population: Workers 669
Daytime Population: Residents 1,464
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,133
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 2,032
Population in Familes 1,566
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density2 1,313
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $25,397
Average Household Income $35,214
Per Capita Income $15,941


Total Housing Units 1,211 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 653 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 267 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 (24.0%)
Median Home Value $39,624
Average Home Value $64,433


Total Households 920
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 567
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% -0.09%
Households 0.47% -0.07%
Families 0.6% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

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, 2017 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 Density # 110 73rd
Diversity Index # 170 58th
Median Household Income # 385 5th
Per Capita Income # 384 5th

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