For population 25 years and over in Richlands:
For population 15 years and over in Richlands town:
100 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $714 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (61.2 miles , pop. 55,469).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (130.8 miles , pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (412.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Cedar Bluff, VA (1.5 miles ), Raven, VA (1.7 miles ), Claypool Hill, VA (1.9 miles ), Honaker, VA (3.3 miles ), Berwind, WV (3.8 miles ), Saltville, VA (3.9 miles ), War, WV (4.0 miles ), Tazewell, VA (4.0 miles ).
Latitude: 37.09 N, Longitude: 81.81 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +524 (+9.0%)
Area code: 276
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Crime rate in Richlands detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 24 (17 officers).
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Average climate in Richlands, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Richlands-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Richlands town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 1/25/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Richlands-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 70% 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 9.6 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 10.3 miles away from Richlands 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 10.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 72.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from Richlands center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.4 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 Tazewell County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Heath Miller - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Oct 22, 1982), Jim Moody - Politician, Mike Compton - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Sep 18, 1970), Mike Compton (American football) - College football player, Cathryn Hankla - Poet.
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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5 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
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Religion statistics for Richlands town (based on Tazewell County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.75%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
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5.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,777 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,552 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Richlands fatal accident list:
May 13, 1990 08:09 PM, Rt460, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 30, 1986 10:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 22, 1981 08:55 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 16, 1979 10:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 27, 1979 08:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 8, 1976 03:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Richlands)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Richlands, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Richlands)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.