Richwood, WV Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 2,477. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,369 (-4.4% change)
Males: 1,128 (45.5%), Females: 1,349 (54.5%)

Nicholas County

Zip code: 26261

Median resident age: 44.7 years
Median household income: $21,620
Median house value: $36,400

Races in Richwood:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.7%)

Ancestries: United States (23.9%), Irish (12.8%), German (12.2%), English (8.7%), Italian (5.5%), Dutch (3.0%).

Elevation: 2240 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Richwood

  • High school or higher: 63.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Richwood city

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -391 (-13.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Richwood:

  • RICHWOOD AREA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (RIVERSIDE ADDITION)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Richwood:

  • WEBSTER COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV)
  • SUMMERSVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; SUMMERSVILLE, WV)
  • POCAHONTAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; BUCKEYE, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Richwood:

  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 28 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; Abbreviation: LWB)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 51 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • YEAGER (about 74 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Richwood:

  • RICHWOOD MUNI (about 9 miles; RICHWOOD, WV; Abbreviation: 3I4)
  • SUMMERSVILLE (about 23 miles; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Abbreviation: SXL)
  • BRAXTON COUNTY (about 33 miles; SUTTON, WV; Abbreviation: 48I)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Richwood:

  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 63 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 72 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 72 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 73 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 77 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 78 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)

Schools

Public high school in Richwood:

  • RICHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 1 VALLEY AVE; Grades: 10 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Richwood:

  • RICHWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 380; Location: 2 VALLEY AVE; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • CHERRY RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: RIVERSIDE DRIVE; Grades: PK – 06)

Libraries

Library in Richwood:

  • RICHWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $75,092; Location: 8 WHITE AVE.; 29,112 books; 270 audio materials; 244 video materials; 31 serial subscriptions)