Richwood, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 3,386 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +60.1%
Males: 2,712  (80.1%)
Females: 674  (19.9%)
Median resident age:  32.7 years
Louisiana median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 71202.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $21,177 (it was $16,790 in 2000)
Richwood:

$21,177
LA:

$44,164

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $6,248 (it was $10,190 in 2000)

Richwood town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $56,992 (it was $32,600 in 2000)
Richwood:

$56,992
LA:

$140,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $275,947; Detached houses: $82,101; Mobile homes: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $661.

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  • Races in Richwood, LA (2010)

    Richwood races chart
    • 2,74480.9%Black alone
    • 58517.2%White alone
    • 481.4%Hispanic
    • 90.3%Two or more races
    • 40.1%Asian alone
    • 20.06%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Richwood: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (10.9%), French (2.6%), Subsaharan African (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 72 feet

Land area: 2.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,470 people per square mile   (low).

Richwood,LA real estate house value index trend

Richwood, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Richwood:

  • High school or higher: 66.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 18.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Richwood town:

  • Never married: 64.6%
  • Now married: 17.4%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

95 residents are foreign born

This town:

2.0%
Louisiana:

3.9%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Richwood, Louisiana as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Richwood to the number of sex offenders is 1,695 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $267 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $181 (0.5%)

Richwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (3.7 miles , pop. 53,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (99.0 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (270.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Monroe, LA (1.9 miles ), Brownsville, LA (2.2 miles ), West Monroe, LA (2.3 miles ), Bawcomville, LA (2.3 miles ), Brownsville-Bawcomville, LA (2.3 miles ), Lakeshore, LA (2.4 miles ), Claiborne, LA (2.9 miles ), Swartz, LA (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.46 N, Longitude: 92.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 318

Richwood household income distribution Richwood home values distribution

Crime rates in Richwood (2003):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 robberies (284.2 per 100,000)
  • 19 assaults (900.0 per 100,000)
  • 18 burglaries (852.7 per 100,000)
  • 46 thefts (2,179.1 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 429.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 322.2)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 17 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
Louisiana average:

3.98
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +936 (+79.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Richwood, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Richwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/1/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Richwood town center killed 2 people and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.8 miles away from the town center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Richwood-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 241.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 187.6 miles away from Richwood center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 190.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 339.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 311.5 miles away from Richwood center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 297.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ouachita Parish (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Richwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Richwood:

  • FIELDS DE LA NATURALE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; MONROE, LA)
  • E A CONWAY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; MONROE, LA)
  • COTTAGE HEALTHCARE INC,THE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; MONROE, LA)
  • FMCNA - MONROE (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; MONROE, LA)
  • G B COOLEY LATHAM LANE COMMUNI (Hospital, about 3 miles away; MONROE, LA)
  • MONROE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MONROE, LA)
  • GOLDEN AGE SENIOR CARE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; MONROE, LA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Richwood:

  • Louisiana Delta Community College (about 4 miles; Monroe, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,168)
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe (about 5 miles; Monroe, LA; FT enrollment: 6,764)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 34 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 5,874)
  • Grambling State University (about 38 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)
  • Alcorn State University (about 68 miles; Alcorn State, MS; FT enrollment: 3,479)
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 78 miles; Natchitoches, LA; FT enrollment: 7,700)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 80 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 3,130)

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Ouachita Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 82.2. This is about average.

City:

82.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.894. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.894
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 21.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 44.0%
(24.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.3% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.6%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
1,845 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
7 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
504 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
7 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Richwood compared to Louisiana state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Louisiana average:

12.2

Richwood travel time to work - commute Richwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Utility gas (25%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Richwood town (based on Ouachita Parish data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant64,281163
Mainline Protestant11,01830
Catholic10,1527
Black Protestant8,90835
Other2,0719
Orthodox301
None57,260-
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: 21
Ouachita Parish:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
Ouachita Parish:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 74
Ouachita Parish:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
Here:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Ouachita Parish:

28.4%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

13.7%
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 3$7,337$29,3480$0
Other Government Administration 11$18,343$20,0110$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,044
Police Protection - Officers 11$22,304$24,3320$0
Police - Other 10$18,783$22,5400$0
Streets and Highways 4$7,044$21,1320$0
Totals for Government 39$73,811$22,7111$1,044

Richwood government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $402,000 ($118.72)
    Police Protection: $312,000 ($92.14)
    Welfare - Other: $171,000 ($50.50)
    Sewerage: $63,000 ($18.61)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($5.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($2.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $21,000 ($6.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $532,000 ($157.12)

Richwood government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $167,000 ($49.32)
    All Other: $125,000 ($36.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $345,000 ($101.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $175,000 ($51.68)
    All Other: $25,000 ($7.38)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $146,000 ($43.12)
    Public Utilities: $61,000 ($18.02)
    NEC: $44,000 ($12.99)
    Property: $23,000 ($6.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $10,000 ($2.95)

Richwood government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $256,000 ($75.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $242,000 ($71.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $14,000 ($4.13)

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($138 average AGI)
Ouachita Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Morehouse Parish, LA  0.38% ($33,361 average AGI)
from Richland Parish, LA  0.33% ($28,343)
from Lincoln Parish, LA  0.30% ($33,369)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($192 average AGI)
Ouachita Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland Parish, LA  0.28% ($31,007 average AGI)
to Union Parish, LA  0.28% ($33,142)
to Morehouse Parish, LA  0.28% ($28,541)

Strongest AM radio stations in Richwood:

  • KRJO (1680 AM; 10 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLIC (1230 AM; 1 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMBS (1310 AM; 5 kW; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: RED BEAR BROADCASTING)
  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KMLB (1440 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Richwood:

  • KXUL (91.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE)
  • KBMQ (88.7 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KHLL (100.9 FM; RICHWOOD, LA; Owner: GILLILAND, INC.)
  • KJLO-FM (104.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLIP (105.3 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYFL (89.5 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KNOE-FM (101.9 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KXRR (106.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: MONROE RADIO MEMBERS, L.L.C.)
  • KEDM (90.3 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE)
  • KRVV (100.1 FM; BASTROP, LA; Owner: HOLLADAY BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA, INC)
  • KXKZ (107.5 FM; RUSTON, LA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KZRZ (98.3 FM; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: MONROE RADIO MEMBERS, L.L.C.)
  • KAXV (91.9 FM; BASTROP, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KWJM (92.7 FM; FARMERVILLE, LA; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KQLQ (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE RADIO MEMBERS, L.L.C.)
  • KJMG (97.3 FM; BASTROP, LA; Owner: HOLLADAY BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA,)
  • K244BX (96.7 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: J AND J BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Richwood:

  • KARD (Channel 14; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: QUORUM OF LOUISIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWMS-LP (Channel 17; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: SONRISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMCT-TV (Channel 39; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN B/CASTING, INC.)
  • KMNO-LP (Channel 22; MONROE, LA; Owner: GREAT OAKS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNOE-TV (Channel 8; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KLTM-TV (Channel 13; MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K59GI (Channel 59; MONROE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KTVE (Channel 10; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MONROE/EL DORADO LICENSE LLC)
  • K26EV (Channel 26; RAYVILLE, LA; Owner: DON RAYBURN, JR.)
Richwood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Richwood fatal accident list:

Dec 2, 2013 05:50 PM, Cr-Richwood Road #2, Lat: 32.43755, Lon: -92.09064, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 12, 2010 10:30 PM, Us-165, Richwood Rd, Lat: 32.43749, Lon: -92.10533, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jan 10, 2002 05:52 PM, Us-165, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jun 14, 2000 02:18 AM, Us-165, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 9, 2000 09:20 PM, Brown Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 4, 1997 08:45 PM, 165, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 23, 1996 08:20 AM, 165, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$41,770
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0011.00 , 0106.03

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Richwood

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Richwood, LA
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