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Population in 2012: 760 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.3%
 

Males: 354  (46.6%)
Females: 406  (53.4%)

Median resident age:  48.4 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24147.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,653 (it was $34,519 in 2000)
Rich Creek:

$31,653
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,559

Rich Creek town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,139 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Rich Creek:

$95,139
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $107,968; Detached houses: $108,366; Mobile homes: $32,683

Median gross rent in 2012: $424.

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  • White alone - 737 (95.2%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 8 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.6%)

Races in Rich Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rich Creek: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (38.2%), Irish (13.1%), English (11.2%), German (6.9%), Scottish (2.5%), Italian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1946

Elevation: 1540 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 874 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rich Creek:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rich Creek town:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 42.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 18.9%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.5%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Rich Creek, Virginia as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rich Creek to the number of sex offenders is 380 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $544 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $868 (0.6%)

Rich Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (48.2 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (105.9 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (355.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Peterstown, WV (1.3 miles ), Glen Lyn, VA (1.5 miles) , Narrows, VA (1.9 miles ), Pearisburg, VA (2.5 miles ), Oakvale, WV (3.0 miles) , Athens, WV (3.3 miles ), Pembroke, VA (3.3 miles ), Princeton, WV (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 37.38 N, Longitude: 80.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 304

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Crime rates in Rich Creek by Year
Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 012001
per 100,000 0.0146.4293.30.00.0128.9
Robberies 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 210000
per 100,000 289.0146.40.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 450120
per 100,000 578.0732.10.0146.2255.40.0
Thefts 19813791
per 100,000 2745.71171.31906.21023.41149.4128.9
Auto thefts 101100
per 100,000 144.50.0146.6146.20.00.0
Arson 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 277.6) 228.6254.5335.865.466.5112.7

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Crime rate in Rich Creek detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -67 (-9.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Rich Creek-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the Rich Creek town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 30.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rich Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 65.4 miles away from Rich Creek center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from Rich Creek center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 68.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Giles County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Rich Creek:

  • RIVERVIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 120 OLD VIRGINIA AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Rich Creek:

  • GILES MEM HOSP INC (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; PEARISBURG, VA)
  • OLD BLUEFIELD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • H/S SOUTHERN HILLS REGIONAL REHAB (Hospital, about 16 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)

Political contributions by individuals in Rich Creek, VA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rich Creek:

  • Concord University (about 12 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,364)
  • New River Community College (about 21 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Radford University (about 23 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 25 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • Mountain State University (about 34 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • National College-Salem (about 45 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 4,851)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 48 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 2,563)

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Church in Rich Creek: First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Giles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.8%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 37.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.9%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rich Creek, VA

116 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
59 people in nursing homes in 2000

Rich Creek compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Rich Creek (2011 data):

  • The National Bank of Blacksburg: Rich Creek Branch at 370 Virginia Avenue, branch established on 1997/04/18. Info updated 2006/06/01: Bank assets: $1,063.8 mil, Deposits: $919.4 mil, headquarters in Blacksburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: National Bankshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Rich Creek Branch at 250 Virginia Ave, branch established on 1967/07/24. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rich Creek travel time to work - commute


Rich Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rich Creek town (based on Giles County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.69%
Here56.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents34.2%18.1%11.9%9.9%7.4%
Congregations32.8%10.4%10.4%7.5%6.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents5.9%2.7%1.5%1.5%6.9%
Congregations1.5%3.0%4.5%1.5%22.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Giles County:

4.07 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Giles County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Giles County:

8.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Giles County:

24.1%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.2%
State:

18.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,280$27,3601$450
Other Government Administration 1$3,948$47,3766$255
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,307$27,6840$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 4$1,700
Solid Waste Management 3$3,985$15,9400$0
Sewerage 3$5,092$20,3680$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$2,016
Water Supply 2$3,764$22,5840$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 11$21,376$23,31915$4,721


5.69% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,892 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Virginia average:

11.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montgomery County, VA  1.68% ($34,757 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WV  0.39% ($28,120)
from Pulaski County, VA  0.36% ($31,478)


4.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
Virginia average:

10.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, VA  1.24% ($31,474 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, VA  0.43% ($26,259)
to Monroe County, WV  0.33% ($26,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rich Creek:

  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPIN (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: DUBLIN RADIO)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRAD (1460 AM; 5 kW; RADFORD, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAMN (1050 AM; 1 kW; GREEN VALLEY, WV; Owner: WAMN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rich Creek:

  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W244BB (96.7 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W244AV (96.7 FM; BLACKSBURG, ETC., VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rich Creek:

  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)

Rich Creek fatal accident list:

Oct 28, 2002 05:55 PM, Us-460, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 19, 1985 07:35 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 5, 1983 05:18 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Rich Creek


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Most common first names in Rich Creek, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1673.2 years
William1374.8 years
Mary1184.1 years
John1175.8 years
Virginia879.0 years
Anna785.1 years
Thelma680.3 years
Dorothy669.3 years
Frances585.6 years
Betty565.4 years
Most common last names in Rich Creek, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bradley1380.3 years
Blankenship1072.5 years
Wills1068.8 years
Robertson976.3 years
Thompson971.5 years
Spangler878.2 years
Brown873.8 years
Reed773.7 years
Rice777.6 years
Ganoe776.6 years
Businesses in Rich Creek, VA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Lane Furniture2True Value1
Rite Aid1
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