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People

Total Population 1,559
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 22.4%
Employed Population 16+ 658
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 63.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,529
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $594
Median House Value $121,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.4%
Irish 10.5%

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

Rural Retreat Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NE of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Wythe
Standard Zip Codes 24368
Phone Area Codes 276
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.893
Longitude -81.276

Rural Retreat 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 WYTHEVILLE 1 S
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station BLAND
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Station PULASKI
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Grosclose (24368)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fries 513 $41,750
Independence 1,211 $27,917
Marion 5,919 $43,304
Tazewell 4,522 $62,400
Troutdale 149 $40,625
Wytheville 8,154 $53,031

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

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Rural Retreat High Schools

RURAL RETREAT HIGH
321 E BUCK ST
276-686-4143
A Magnet School.
Serves 363 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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