Richfield Springs, New York

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Richfield Springs, New York

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High Points

Richfield Springs strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Richfield Springs Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Richfield Springs Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 15% Richfield Springs Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Richfield Springs, New York

Comparing Richfield Springs to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Racial Diversity 4 2
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 3
Median Family Income 6 2
People Above Poverty 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 3 5
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Rents 5 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Richfield Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SE of Utica, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 152 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Otsego
Standard Zip Codes 13439
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.853
Longitude -74.985

Richfield Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 41.7 inches
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
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Richfield Springs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,255 100%
Male 580 46.2%
Female 675 53.8%
Under 18 260 20.7%
18+ 995 79.3%
65+ 289 23%
Median Age 45.1
Average Family Size 2.93
White 1,205 96%
African-American 7 0.6%
Asian 11 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.6%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 17 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.6%

Estimated Richfield Springs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,194
Growth -61
Growth % -4.9%

Richfield Springs Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 18.6%
English 13.1%
US/American 11.9%
German 11.7%
Polish 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
Russian 5.3%
Italian 4.9%
Ukrainian 4.8%
Dutch 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
European 1.2%
Greek 1%
Welsh 1%
French Canadian 1%
Hungarian 1%
Yugoslavian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
African 0.7%
Slovak 0.6%
Lebanese 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Slavic 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Richfield Springs, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cullen (13439)
Richfield (13439)
South Columbia (13439)
Warren (13439)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Richfield Springs 1,255 $40,956
Cherry Valley 592 $41,375
Cooperstown 2,032 $50,250
Herkimer 7,498 $38,892
Ilion 8,610 $38,203
Mohawk 2,660 $39,185
West Winfield 862 $42,031

Richfield Springs Public Libraries

Richfield Springs Public Library
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Richfield Springs High Schools (2004)

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Serves 667 students.

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Historic Richfield Springs


Bath house c1900.

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Bath house c1900.

Bella Vista (residence of R.F. Westcott) between 1900 and 1905

The Earlington between 1890 and 1901

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