Rich Creek, Virginia

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Rich Creek, Virginia

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Rich Creek strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 7% Rich Creek Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Rich Creek, Virginia

Comparing Rich Creek to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Virginia (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 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 2
Male Share of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 2 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 7
People Living Alone 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Housing Recently Built 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1

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Rich Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Giles
Standard Zip Codes 24147
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.382
Longitude -80.822

Rich Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 66 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Station UNION 3 SSE
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
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Rich Creek Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 665 100%
Male 310 46.6%
Female 355 53.4%
Under 18 116 17.4%
18+ 549 82.6%
65+ 180 27.1%
Median Age 47.5
Average Family Size 2.71
White 653 98.2%
African-American 9 1.4%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Rich Creek Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 680
Growth 15
Growth % 2.3%

Rich Creek 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
US/American 27.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18%
German 14.8%
English 13%
Irish 8.3%
Scotch-Irish 8%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Italian 2.5%
Czechoslovakian 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
Scottish 1%
Egyptian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rich Creek 665 $43,958
Dublin 2,288 $37,100
Glen Lyn 151 $38,250
Narrows 2,111 $42,610
Pearisburg 2,729 $39,938
Pembroke 1,134 $42,632
Radford 15,859 $46,332
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