Richwood, West Virginia

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Richwood, West Virginia

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Richwood Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Richwood Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Richwood Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Richwood, West Virginia

Comparing Richwood to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West 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 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 6
Average Household Size 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
Median Family Income 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 6
Working at Home 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Affordability of Rents 8 6
People Living Alone 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 8
Low Violent Crime 9 8

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Richwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles E of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Nicholas
Standard Zip Codes 26261
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.224
Longitude -80.544

Richwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches
Station MC ROSS 3 E
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 56 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Station MCROSS
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.6 inches
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Richwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,477 100%
Male 1,128 45.5%
Female 1,349 54.5%
Under 18 519 21%
18+ 1,958 79%
65+ 583 23.5%
Median Age 44.7
Average Family Size 2.85
White 2,448 98.8%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.4%

Estimated Richwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,369
Growth -108
Growth % -4.4%

Richwood 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 37.4%
Irish 12.4%
German 12.3%
English 10.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
Italian 7.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
Dutch 2.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Scottish 1.2%
Slovene 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
European 0.5%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Richwood 2,477 $28,287
Cowen 513 $30,147
Hillsboro 243 $31,250
Marlinton 1,204 $33,125
Quinwood 435 $24,196
Rupert 940 $26,932
Summersville 3,294 $43,314

Richwood Public Libraries

Richwood Public Library
Richwood, West Virginia
(304) 846-6099
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Richwood Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(304) 846-2573
Emergency Service: Yes

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Richwood High Schools (2004)

Serves 322 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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