Rural Retreat, Virginia

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Rural Retreat, Virginia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Rural Retreat Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Rural Retreat Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Rural Retreat, Virginia

Comparing Rural Retreat 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
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Age of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 6 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Male Share of the Population 4 6
Racial Diversity 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 7
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 7
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 6 4
Housing Recently Built 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 9

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Rural Retreat Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,350 100%
Male 635 47%
Female 715 53%
Under 18 307 22.7%
18+ 1,043 77.3%
65+ 220 16.3%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,330 98.5%
African-American 5 0.4%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 5 0.4%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.4%

Estimated Rural Retreat Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,354
Growth 4
Growth % 0.3%

Rural Retreat 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 33.9%
German 23.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
English 10.7%
Irish 6.7%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Scottish 2.3%
Dutch 2.2%
Italian 1.7%
Celtic 1.1%
Welsh 0.5%
Polish 0.4%
European 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rural Retreat 1,350 $41,776
Fries 614 $30,250
Independence 971 $30,441
Marion 6,349 $34,257
Tazewell 4,206 $37,792
Troutdale 1,230 $45,833
Wytheville 7,804 $41,513
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Rural Retreat High Schools (2004)

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Serves 363 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
      loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose
1. Vonore, Tennessee 86   28.8% 15.1% 13.6% 27 $41,125 7.2% 4.5% 1,162 10.5% 74.9 0.9% 10.3
2. Lakeview, Michigan 82.4   23% 20.1% 9.9% 26 $38,594 6.2% 2.4% 1,112 9.9% 63 3.3% 5.4
3. Watervliet, Michigan 80.3   27.9% 13.6% 8.7% 21 $42,391 6.1% 2.6% 1,843 6.9% 69.5 0.5% 6
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