Rural Retreat, VA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 1,350. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,354 (+0.3% change)
Males: 635 (47.0%), Females: 715 (53.0%)

Wythe County

Zip code: 24368

Median resident age: 38.4 years
Median household income: $29,141
Median house value: $74,600

Races in Rural Retreat:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.2%)

Ancestries: United States (20.6%), German (17.9%), English (8.3%), Irish (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Dutch (2.1%).

Elevation: 2510 feet

Land area: 2.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rural Retreat

  • High school or higher: 71.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rural Retreat town

  • Never married: 15.4%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +359 (+36.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rural Retreat:

  • WYTHE COUNTY COMM HOSP (about 13 miles; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • SMYTH COUNTY COMM HOSP (about 19 miles; MARION, VA)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VA MENTAL HEALTH INST (about 19 miles; MARION, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rural Retreat:

  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 62 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 81 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 84 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rural Retreat:

  • MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (about 5 miles; MARION/WYTHEVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: MKJ)
  • MERCER COUNTY (about 27 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Abbreviation: BLF)
  • TWIN COUNTY (about 34 miles; GALAX HILLSVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: HLX)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rural Retreat:

  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 27 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 43 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 67 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)

Schools

Public high school in Rural Retreat:

  • RURAL RETREAT HIGH (Students: 363; Location: 321 E BUCK ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rural Retreat:

  • RURAL RETREAT ELEM. (Students: 364; Location: 100 MARTHA DEBORD WAY; Grades: KG – 05)
  • RURAL RETREAT MIDDLE (Students: 271; Location: 321 E. BUCK AVE.; Grades: 06 – 08)