Richfield, Utah

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Richfield, Utah

Introduction to Richfield, Utah

Richfield, Utah, in Sevier county, is located 103 miles S of Provo, Utah (center to center) and is 245 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city has a population of 6,847.

Richfield History

For more than 7,000 years Richfield was inhabited by the Native Americans. It was settled in January 1864 by the Mormon settlers. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad first entered the area in 1871. The city was so named after a good wheat crop, which was produced in 1865. Richfield is the county seat of Sevier County, which was established in 1865.

Richfield and nearby Attractions

  • Fremont Indian State Park
  • Cove View Golf Course
  • Fishlake National Forest
  • Bryce Canyon

Things To Do In Richfield

Richfield offers easy access to Fremont Indian State Park and Fishlake National Forest. Tourists can also visit the Park Crest Village Center. The city includes numerous houses of worship such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Valley Community Presbyterian Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and Trinity Baptist Church. The city also hosts the Sevier County Fair every year in the month of August.

Richfield Transportation

Cedar City Regional Airport is the closest major airport.

Richfield Higher Education

Snow College South is the local higher education institution. Other colleges in the area include Southern Utah University, Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley State College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Richfield Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Richfield Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Richfield Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Richfield Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Richfield, Utah

Comparing Richfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Utah (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 5
Male Share of the Population 8 3
Senior Citizens 5 9
Female Share of the Population 3 9
Racial Diversity 2 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 5
Age of the Population 1 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 3
Portion of People Married 9 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Public Transportation Use 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 6
Housing Recently Built 7 3
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 8
People Living Alone 2 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 7
Low Property Crime 3 3

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Richfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 103 miles S of Provo, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 245 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Sevier
Standard Zip Codes 84701
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.772
Longitude -112.094

Richfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 41 F
Apr Temp 31 to 64 F
Jul Temp 52 to 89 F
Oct Temp 32 to 68 F
Annual Precip 8.5 inches
Station KANOSH
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 68 F
Annual Precip 16 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 16.1 inches
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Richfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,847 100%
Male 3,373 49.3%
Female 3,474 50.7%
Under 18 2,423 35.4%
18+ 4,424 64.6%
65+ 968 14.1%
Median Age 28.7
Average Family Size 3.45
White 6,464 94.4%
African-American 27 0.4%
Asian 18 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 225 3.3%
Other 38 0.6%
Mixed Race 70 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 161 2.4%

Estimated Richfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,044
Growth 197
Growth % 2.9%

Richfield 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
English 29.9%
Danish 14.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
US/American 10.9%
German 6.1%
Irish 4.2%
Norwegian 4%
Scottish 3.3%
Dutch 2.2%
European 2.1%
Swedish 1.7%
Scandinavian 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
British 1%
Swiss 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Portuguese 0.3%
Icelander 0.3%
Italian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bowery Haven (84701)
Burrville (84701)
Fish Lake (84701)
Venice (84701)

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 6,847 $40,284
Annabella 603 $42,500
Elsinore 733 $36,250
Glenwood 437 $47,396
Joseph 269 $33,125
Monroe 1,845 $37,415
Sigurd 430 $36,250

Richfield Public Libraries

Richfield Public Library
Richfield, Utah
(435) 896-5169

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Richfield Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(435) 896-8271
Emergency Service: Yes

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Richfield High Schools (2004)

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510 W 100 S
Serves 659 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

50 N 650 W
A Non-traditional School
Serves 51 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

449 N HWY 89
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Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

Richfield Colleges

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3. Mesquite, Nevada 82   21% 16.6% 14.6% 12 $42,941 8% 19.7% 9,389 10.2% 32 12.9% 1.5
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