Rich Creek, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 752 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.1%
 
Males: 350  (46.6%)
Females: 402  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  51.2 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24147.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,231 (it was $34,519 in 2000)
Rich Creek:

$33,231
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,387 (it was $18,553 in 2000)

Rich Creek town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $124,737 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Rich Creek:

$124,737
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $423.

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  • Races in Rich Creek, VA (2010)

    Rich Creek races chart
    • 73795.2%White alone
    • 131.7%Hispanic
    • 111.4%Asian alone
    • 81.0%Black alone
    • 50.6%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rich Creek: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (34.3%), Irish (14.8%), English (12.3%), German (9.3%), French (1.9%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1946

Elevation: 1540 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 865 people per square mile   (low).

Rich Creek,VA real estate house value index trend

Rich Creek, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Rich Creek:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rich Creek town:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 19.2%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rich Creek, Virginia as of July 24, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Rich Creek to the number of sex offenders is 760 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $642 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $879 (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

Rich Creek household income distribution Rich Creek home values distribution

Crime rates in Rich Creek by Year
Type 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 01200102
per 100,000 0.0146.4293.30.00.0128.90.0263.2
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 21000021
per 100,000 289.0146.40.00.00.00.0264.9131.6
Burglaries 45012004
per 100,000 578.0732.10.0146.2255.40.00.0526.3
Thefts 19813791115
per 100,000 2,745.71,171.31,906.21,023.41,149.4128.9132.51,973.7
Auto thefts 10110000
per 100,000 144.50.0146.6146.20.00.00.00.0
Arson 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 268.4) 228.6254.5335.865.466.5112.760.7367.0

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Crime rate in Rich Creek detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -67 (-9.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (39%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Rich Creek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rich Creek, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rich Creek-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 78% 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 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 179.8 miles away from the city center
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 Rich Creek 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 the city 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 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 285.0 miles away from Rich Creek center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 175.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 6, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rich Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rich Creek:

  • RIVERVIEW NURSING HOME (120 OLD VIRGINIA AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Rich Creek:

  • GILES MEM HOSP INC (Hospital, 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)
  • VALLEY VIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)

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

  • Concord University (about 11 miles; Athens, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community College (about 21 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 23 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 25 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 33 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 36 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • Roanoke College (about 43 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 59.0. This is better than average.

City:

59.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 14.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.0%
(22.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.2% 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
116 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
59 people in nursing homes in 2000

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Virginia average:

12.3

Rich Creek travel time to work - commute Rich Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,11833
Mainline Protestant3,74134
Other5282
Black Protestant1801
Catholic971
None8,622-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

53.7%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rich Creek:

49.7%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Rich Creek:

28.4
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rich Creek:

18.4%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.2%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rich Creek:

35.4%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Rich Creek:

57.7%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.3%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rich Creek, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,174$31,0440$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,077$48,9246$510
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,885$34,6200$0
Sewerage 2$4,052$24,3120$0
Water Supply 2$4,491$26,9460$0
Totals for Government 8$20,679$31,0196$510

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, VA  1.34% ($29,624 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, VA  0.35% ($29,318)
from Monroe County, WV  0.33% ($22,143)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, VA  1.23% ($36,218 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, VA  0.39% ($26,600)
to Mercer County, WV  0.35% ($36,636)

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 persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 15,805Total average daily traffic
  • 883Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,958Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rich Creek)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 76 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1221V , Serial Number: R1722145, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1976
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John E Lovely, 907 Greenbrier Dr, Rich Creek, VA 24147, Other Owners: Angela L Lovely

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

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

Incident types - Rich Creek

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rich Creek, VA
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Utility gas (20%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (0%)
Businesses in Rich Creek, VA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Lane Furniture2True Value1
Rite Aid1

Rich Creek compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below 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.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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