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People

Total Population 2,180
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 25.6%
Employed Population 16+ 637
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,553
% Above Poverty Level 66.7%
% Below Poverty Level 33.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $486
Median House Value $34,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 25%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station RICHWOOD 1 SSE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cowen 527 $36,953
Hillsboro 262 $35,417
Marlinton 1,002 $41,125
Quinwood 209 $45,000
Rupert 902 $31,630
Summersville 3,531 $64,519

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

Richwood Public Libraries

Library
Richwood Public Library
8 WHITE AVE.
Richwood, West Virginia
(304) 846-6099
Library Web Site

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Richwood Hospitals

RICHWOOD AREA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
RIVERSIDE ADDITION
(304) 846-2573
Emergency Service: Yes

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Richwood High Schools

RICHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
1 VALLEY AVE
304-846-2591
Serves 322 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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