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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 7,570
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,863
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 55.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $26,757
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,481
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,492

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,972
% Above Poverty Level 82.7%
% Below Poverty Level 17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.6%
Median Gross Rent $690
Median House Value $155,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0%
English 24.6%
Irish 4.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RICHFIELD RADIO KSVC
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
Station FILLMORE
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Annabella 862 $61,786
Elsinore 799 $41,250
Glenwood 555 $72,500
Joseph 350 $44,028
Monroe 2,603 $52,238
Sigurd 561 $61,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Richfield Public Libraries

Library
Richfield Public Library
83 EAST CENTER STREET
Richfield, Utah
(435) 896-5169

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Richfield Hospitals

SEVIER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1000 NORTH MAIN STREET
(435) 896-8271
Emergency Service: Yes

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Richfield High Schools

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RICHFIELD HIGH
510 W 100 S
435-896-8247
Serves 659 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

CEDAR RIDGE HIGH
50 N 650 W
435-896-9464
A Non-traditional School
Serves 51 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

CENTRAL UTAH YOUTH HOME
449 N HWY 89
435-893-2364
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

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