Richwood, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 1,906 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -23.1%
 
Males: 957  (50.2%)
Females: 949  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

51.2 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26261.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,647 (it was $21,620 in 2000)
Richwood:

$31,647
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,143 (it was $12,213 in 2000)

Richwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $60,263 (it was $33,200 in 2000)
Richwood:

$60,263
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $59,110; detached houses: $57,852; mobile homes: $61,381

Median gross rent in 2017: $504.

March 2019 cost of living index in Richwood: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.0%
(31.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Richwood, WV (2010)
    • 1,98096.5%White alone
    • 452.2%Two or more races
    • 140.7%Hispanic
    • 70.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.2%Black alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Richwood, West Virginia as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Richwood is 120 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (25.0%), Irish (18.5%), English (14.1%), German (8.5%), Scottish (7.5%), Italian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Elevation: 2240 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 1,127 people per square mile   (low).

Richwood, West Virginia map

33 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
West Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $386 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $261 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (60.2 miles , pop. 53,421).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (153.5 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (314.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Fenwick, WV (1.6 miles),
Nettie, WV (2.9 miles ),
Craigsville, WV (3.1 miles ),
Camden-on-Gauley, WV (3.2 miles),
Cowen, WV (3.6 miles ),
Quinwood, WV (3.8 miles ),
Tioga, WV (3.9 miles),
Summersville, WV (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 38.22 N, Longitude: 80.54 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Richwood, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Richwood, WV in 2017
Richwood satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.8%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Historical population in Richwood, WV
Historical housing units in Richwood, WV
Most common industries in Richwood, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Wood products (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (12.6%)
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.6%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Gasoline stations (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Richwood, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Construction laborers (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Food processing workers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Plant and system operators (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)

Average climate in Richwood, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Richwood, West Virginia average temperatures Richwood, West Virginia average precipitation Richwood, West Virginia humidity Richwood, West Virginia wind speed Richwood, West Virginia snowfall Richwood, West Virginia sunshine Richwood, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Richwood, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 46.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Richwood-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 82% 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 185.1 miles away from Richwood 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 226.1 miles away from Richwood center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 236.0 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 103.6 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 107.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.3 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 Nicholas County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Landslides: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Richwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Richwood:

  • NICHOLAS COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (18 FOURTH STREET)
  • RICHWOOD HOSPITAL, D/P (75 AVENUE B)

Airports and heliports located in Richwood:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Richwood:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • Concord University (about 61 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • West Virginia State University (about 68 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 70 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Roanoke College (about 70 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • American National University (about 70 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 75 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)

Public high school in Richwood:

  • RICHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1 VALLEY AVE., Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Richwood:

See full list of schools located in Richwood

Library in Richwood:

  • RICHWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $87,542; Location: 8 WHITE AVE.; 24,057 books; 599 audio materials; 534 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 34 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Richwood: Richwood Volunteer Fire Department (A), Redi Care Incorporated Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Richwood include: Riverside Baptist Church (A), Richwood Presbyterian Church (B), Richwood Christian Church (C), LaFrank United Methodist Church (D), Holy Family Catholic Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), First Church of God (G), First Baptist Church of Richwood (H), Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Laurel Creek (A), Spencer Run (B), South Fork Cherry River (C), North Fork Cherry River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Cranberry Wilderness Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 1 Park Place).

Hotel: Four Seasons Lodge (55 East Main Street).

Birthplace of: Wayland Dean - Baseball player, Peter Brunette - Film critic, Clifton Skeen - Politician.

Nicholas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Richwood and their reported violations in the past:

RICHWOOD WATER DEPT (Address: 4 WHITE AVENUE , Population served: 2,940, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-27-2014, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-07-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2010)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2009. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-20-2011)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2010)
  • 16 regular monitoring violations
USFS SUMMIT LAKE (Address: 932 NORTH FORK CHERRY ROAD , Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
USFS SUMMIT LAKE PARK (Address: 932 NORTH FORK CHERRY ROAD , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
USFS CRANBERRY LOWER 029 (Address: 932 NORTH FORK CHERRY ROAD , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
USFS CRANBERRY UPPER 0210 (Address: 932 NORTH FORK CHERRY ROAD , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
USFS BIG ROCK CAMPGROUND WELL 028 (Address: 932 NORTH FORK CHERRY ROAD , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
USFS WOODBINE PICNIC UPPER 027 (Address: 932 NORTH FORK CHERRY ROAD , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
USFS SUMMIT LAKE CAMPGROUND 0215 (Address: 932 NORTH FORK CHERRY ROAD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.1%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
87 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
118 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Richwood (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank: Cherry River Plaza Branch at White Avenue And Railroad Street, branch established on 1978/08/14; Richwood Branch at 16 West Main Street, branch established on 1967/10/30. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Richwood:

Marital status in Richwood, WV
  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

For population 25 years and over in Richwood:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
West Virginia average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Richwood
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Richwood, WV (based on Nicholas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,09646
Evangelical Protestant3,09839
Catholic4402
Other12
None17,598-
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: 5
This county:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Nicholas County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Nicholas County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

8.42 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nicholas County:

11.4%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Nicholas County:

31.7%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nicholas County:

13.7%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

63.3%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Richwood:

65.5%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.4
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Richwood:

11.6%
West Virginia:

21.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Richwood:

7.0
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

30.5%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Richwood:

69.0%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.8%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Richwood, WV 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
Local Libraries 2$6,677$40,0624$2,410
Streets and Highways 1$7,052$84,6240$0
Solid Waste Management 1$4,827$57,9240$0
Financial Administration 1$3,370$40,4401$192
Other Government Administration 1$1,561$18,7321$1,211
Police Protection - Officers 1$8,756$105,0720$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$769
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 7$32,243$55,2747$4,582

Richwood government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $339,000 ($177.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $288,000 ($151.10)
    Police Protection: $250,000 ($131.16)
    Central Staff Services: $128,000 ($67.16)
    General Public Buildings: $64,000 ($33.58)
    General - Other: $27,000 ($14.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($6.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($5.77)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($5.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($3.67)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($1.05)
    Transit Utilities: $2,000 ($1.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $304,000 ($159.50)

Richwood government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $285,000 ($149.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $112,000 ($58.76)
    Rents: $9,000 ($4.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($4.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($4.20)
  • Tax - Other License: $355,000 ($186.25)
    Property: $243,000 ($127.49)
    Public Utilities Sales: $95,000 ($49.84)
    Other: $93,000 ($48.79)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($2.10)
    Amusements Sales: $3,000 ($1.57)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($0.52)

Richwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,000 ($48.27)

4.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fayette County, WV  0.55% ($31,277 average AGI)
to Webster County, WV  0.36% ($28,935)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.29% ($30,240)

Businesses in Richwood, WV

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Rite Aid: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Richwood:

  • WYKM (1250 AM; 5 kW; RUPERT, WV; Owner: MT. STATE B. CO., INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)
  • WSLW (1310 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVMR (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FROST, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Richwood:

  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMLJ (90.5 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WCWV (92.9 FM; SUMMERSVILLE, WV; Owner: R-S BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAFD (100.3 FM; WEBSTER SPRINGS, WV; Owner: J & K BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCJ (103.1 FM; LEWISBURG, WV; Owner: QUORUM RADIO PARTNERS OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WCHG (107.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRON-FM (97.7 FM; RONCEVERTE, WV; Owner: RADIO GREENBRIER, INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WRLB (95.3 FM; RAINELLE, WV; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
Richwood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Richwood fatal accident list:

Oct 28, 2004 01:47 PM, Sr-39, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 20, 1997 11:55 AM, 39, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 11, 1991 01:00 PM, 39, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 9, 1989 03:23 AM, 55, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 14, 1985 02:08 AM, 39, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 28, 1983 10:14 PM, 39, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 34.2mTotal length
  • $1,665,000Total costs
  • 6,883Total average daily traffic
  • 552Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,493Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Richwood, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Richwood, WV

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Richwood)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: KO9454,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.700 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/1978, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Registrant: Summit Media Broadcasting, LLC, 120 Main Street, Sutton, WV 26601

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Grasshopper Knob 4.7 Mi Nne (Lat: 38.265944 Lon: -80.470639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPJW566,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.460 MHz, 157.740 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2006, Expiration Date: 11/21/2016, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2007, Certifier: Fred W Cox Sr, Registrant: Two Way Radio Incoporated, Po Drawer 634, Wytheville, VA 24382, Fax: (540) 228-5053

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Route 7 & One Mile North Of (Lat: 38.236222 Lon: -80.540917), Call Sign: KVO441,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.190 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2015, Expiration Date: 08/16/2025, Registrant: Hope Gas, Inc, 5th Floor, Richmond, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 775-5170, Fax: (804) 771-6570, Email:
  • Lat: 38.189639 Lon: -80.409833, Call Sign: WQAX355,
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 464.012 MHz, 464.212 MHz, 469.012 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2004, Expiration Date: 08/23/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2014, Certifier: Pierre Boursse, Registrant: Amta Spectrum Management Services, 200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 558-2204, Fax: (703) 276-1169, Email:
  • Grasshopper Knob 4.7 Mi Nne Of (Lat: 38.265944 Lon: -80.470639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQGG357,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz, Grant Date: 10/27/2016, Expiration Date: 01/09/2027, Certifier: Jeff K Newman, Registrant: Two-Way Radio, Inc., 1300 W. Ridge St., Wytheville, VA 24382, Phone: (276) 228-2791, Fax: (276) 228-5053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Various Locations (Lat: 38.333444 Lon: -80.499806), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNN395,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2459.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2018, Expiration Date: 06/01/2028, Registrant: Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, Grove City, OH 43123, Phone: (614) 277-1000, Fax: (614) 277-1010, Email:
  • WVAR Tower, 3 Miles North Of Richwood On Horse Ridge (Lat: 38.229944 Lon: -80.546694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQKP224,
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.000 MHz, Grant Date: 07/29/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Daniel Finch, Registrant: Summit Media Broadcasting, LLC, 180 Main Street, Sutton, WV 26601, Phone: (304) 765-7373
  • RICHWOOD_USF, Chestnut Street, 1 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 38.212056 Lon: -80.542694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 75 m, Call Sign: WQLB642,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/24/2009, Expiration Date: 11/24/2019, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2015, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • RICHWOOD CO, 72 E Main (Lat: 38.226778 Lon: -80.528139), Overall height: 10.4 m, Call Sign: WGX483,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/13/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/20/2001, Registrant: ! East Pratt Street 3n12, Baltimore, MD 21202, Phone: (410) 736-7842, Fax: (410) 736-6365

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Richwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 60227 , Serial Number: 15070156, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 07/24/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Michael D Tyler, Po Box 225, Richwood, WV 26261

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 13. The highest number of fire incidents - 26 took place in 2015, and the least - 1 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Richwood, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (73.4%), and Outside Fires (13.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Richwood, WV
    • 13873.4%Structure Fires
    • 2513.3%Outside Fires
    • 158.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 105.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Richwood, WV
Most common first names in Richwood, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6574.0 years
John6174.9 years
Mary4581.1 years
William4373.5 years
Robert3468.9 years
Charles3274.1 years
George2476.3 years
Roy1773.0 years
Edith1573.3 years
Anna1575.3 years
Most common last names in Richwood, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3576.3 years
Spencer3078.1 years
Williams2774.9 years
Hinkle2575.2 years
Brown2373.9 years
Cutlip1778.5 years
Sparks1577.6 years
Green1483.9 years
Meadows1372.5 years
Bragg1377.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Richwood, WV
  • 76.6%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Electricity
  • 9.6%Wood
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Richwood, WV
  • 77.7%Utility gas
  • 20.9%Electricity
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Richwood compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Richwood on our top lists:

  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #74 (26261) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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