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Overview

Introduction to Richfield, Utah

Richfield, Utah, in Sevier county, is located 103 miles S of Provo, Utah (center to center) and is 245 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city has a population of 6,847.

Richfield History

For more than 7,000 years Richfield was inhabited by the Native Americans. It was settled in January 1864 by the Mormon settlers. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad first entered the area in 1871. The city was so named after a good wheat crop, which was produced in 1865. Richfield is the county seat of Sevier County, which was established in 1865.

Richfield and nearby Attractions

  • Fremont Indian State Park
  • Cove View Golf Course
  • Fishlake National Forest
  • Bryce Canyon

Things To Do In Richfield

Richfield offers easy access to Fremont Indian State Park and Fishlake National Forest. Tourists can also visit the Park Crest Village Center. The city includes numerous houses of worship such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Valley Community Presbyterian Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and Trinity Baptist Church. The city also hosts the Sevier County Fair every year in the month of August.

Richfield Transportation

Cedar City Regional Airport is the closest major airport.

Richfield Higher Education

Snow College South is the local higher education institution. Other colleges in the area include Southern Utah University, Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,566
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+2,891
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married56.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.5%
Median Earnings25+$27,041
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,816

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,783
% Above Poverty Level80.5%
% Below Poverty Level19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone27.2%
Median Gross Rent$724
Median House Value$151,600

Ancestry

English25%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
German10.6%
Danishn7%
Irish4.8%
Dutch4.7%
Scottish2.7%
Welsh2.1%
Norwegian2.1%
Swedish1.8%
French Except Basque1.4%
Italian1.3%
Polish0.5%
Swiss0.5%
African0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Richfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sevier County
Standard Zip Codes84701
Phone Area Codes435
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude38.75
Approximate Longitude-112.1

Richfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRICHFIELD RADIO KSVC
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 41 F
Apr Temp31 to 64 F
Jul Temp52 to 89 F
Oct Temp32 to 68 F
Annual Precip8.5 inches
StationKANOSH
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 41 F
Apr Temp36 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 92 F
Oct Temp38 to 68 F
Annual Precip16 inches
StationFILLMORE
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp60 to 89 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip16.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Annabella883$61,875
Elsinore773$51,786
Glenwood579$72,875
Joseph317$57,813
Monroe2,608$56,094
Sigurd525$60,417

Richfield Public Libraries

Richfield Public Library
83 EAST CENTER STREET
Richfield, Utah
(435) 896-5169

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Richfield Hospitals

Sevier Valley Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1000 North Main Street
(435) 893-4100

Richfield Public Schools

Ashman School
70 N 200 W
ZIP: 84701
(435) 896-8415
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Cedar Ridge High
555 W 100 N
ZIP: 84701
(435) 896-9464
Other
Total Enrollment 62
Pahvant School
520 N 300 W
ZIP: 84701
(435) 896-4403
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Red Hills Middle
400 S 600 W
ZIP: 84701
(435) 896-6421
Middle
Total Enrollment 490
Richfield High
510 W 100 S
ZIP: 84701
(435) 896-8247
High
Total Enrollment 688
Richfield Preschool
80 W Center
ZIP: 84701
(435) 896-8776
Primary
Total Enrollment 91
Sevier Career And Technical Education Center
53 North 400 West
ZIP: 84701
(435) 896-8214
Sevier Connection Online
180 E 600 N
ZIP: 84701
(435) 896-8214
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