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New Richmond, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The New Richmond Census Designated Place had a population of 231 as of July 1, 2020. New Richmond ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Richmond is located at latitude 37.5701 and longitude -81.4887 in Wyoming County. The formal boundaries for the New Richmond Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Wyoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,365 feet.

The New Richmond Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586859) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The New Richmond Census Designated Place is located within District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wyoming County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Richmond: Riverside, Stewartsville.


New Richmond, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 231 (100%)
Population in Households 210 (90.9%)
Population in Families 165 (71.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 21 ( 9.1%)
Population Density 537
Diversity Index2 3


Median Household Income $45,664
Average Household Income $57,474
% of Income for Mortgage4 4%
Per Capita Income $23,419
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $44,375
Average Home Value $60,211
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 94
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.29% -0.7%
Households -0.21% -0.87%
Families -0.78% -1.02%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.86%


New Richmond, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Richmond to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 331 18th
Population Density # 253 38th
Median Household Income # 116 72nd
Housing Affordability Index # 363 90th
Per Capita Income # 168 59th
Diversity Index # 393 3rd

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