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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 7,550
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,827
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 55.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.1%
Median Earnings25+ $26,429
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,588

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,297
% Above Poverty Level 84.8%
% Below Poverty Level 15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $714
Median House Value $157,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0%
English 23.6%
Irish 4.4%

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 894 $63,942
Elsinore 864 $46,750
Glenwood 415 $71,944
Joseph 357 $43,750
Monroe 2,756 $52,933
Sigurd 548 $66,250

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

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

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