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Population in 2012: 1,485 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.0%
 

Males: 770  (51.9%)
Females: 715  (48.1%)

Median resident age:  41.4 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 24368.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,873 (it was $29,141 in 2000)
Rural Retreat:

$44,873
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,081

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,662 (it was $73,400 in 2000)
Rural Retreat:

$112,662
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $124,628; Detached houses: $128,769; Mobile homes: $62,376

Median gross rent in 2012: $588.

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  • White alone - 1,441 (97.2%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 12 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.07%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rural Retreat: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Rural Retreat, Virginia on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Rural Retreat is mentioned 14 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: German (22.7%), United States (22.2%), Irish (12.4%), English (7.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1911

Elevation: 2510 feet

Land area: 2.25 square miles.

Population density: 661 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rural Retreat:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rural Retreat town:

  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.2%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Rural Retreat, Virginia as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rural Retreat to the number of sex offenders is 71 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $605 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $614 (0.5%)

Rural Retreat satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (72.3 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (98.8 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (395.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Atkins, VA (2.8 miles ), Fairview, VA (3.2 miles ), Wytheville, VA (3.3 miles ), Sugar Grove, VA (3.4 miles ), Marion, VA (3.7 miles ), Troutdale, VA (4.1 miles ), Bland, VA (4.1 miles ), Ivanhoe, VA (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 36.90 N, Longitude: 81.28 W

Area code: 276

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Crime rates in Rural Retreat by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.074.30.00.0
Assaults 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 0000041
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0297.266.8
Thefts 0000517
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0371.574.3467.3
Auto thefts 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.6) 0.00.00.00.036.423.322.9

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Crime rate in Rural Retreat 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:

0.67
Virginia average:

2.27

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +359 (+36.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Therapists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Rural Retreat-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the Rural Retreat 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 24.4 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rural Retreat-area historical earthquake activity is above Virginia state average. It is 79% 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 41.2 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 42.5 miles away from Rural Retreat 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 42.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 14.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from Rural Retreat center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wythe County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Deacon Phillippe - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Rural Retreat:

  • VIRGINIAS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 544 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • VIRGINIA'S HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, 544 NORTH MAIN STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Rural Retreat:

  • WYTHE COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 10 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • HOSPICE OF SOUTHWEST VA (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • CIRCLE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)

Political contributions by individuals in Rural Retreat, VA

Local government website: WWW.TOWNOFRURALRETREAT.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rural Retreat:

  • New River Community College (about 36 miles; Dublin, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • Concord University (about 39 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • Radford University (about 44 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Appalachian State University (about 53 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 14,923)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 53 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 27,887)
  • Mountain State University (about 61 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 70 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)

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Church in Rural Retreat: Grace Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Mountain View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Wythe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.9%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.1%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.3%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rural Retreat, VA

Rural Retreat compared to Virginia state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Rural Retreat (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Rural Retreat Branch at 100 West Buck Avenue, branch established on 1973/06/14. 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
  • The Bank of Marion: Rural Retreat Branch at State Route 90 East, branch established on 1995/12/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $348.9 mil, Deposits: $303.5 mil, headquarters in Marion, VA, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Southwest Virginia Bankshares, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rural Retreat travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rural Retreat town (based on Wythe County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.44%
Here46.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Southern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents37.1%16.5%9.3%9.2%9.2%
Congregations36.6%16.8%8.9%5.0%8.9%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents3.7%3.3%3.1%2.3%6.4%
Congregations3.0%4.0%1.0%5.9%9.9%
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: 6
Wythe County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Wythe County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Wythe County:

11.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wythe County:

27.1%
Virginia:

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

19.0%
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 2$4,309$25,8540$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,929$47,1487$60
Judicial and Legal 0$0 7$890
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,830$33,9600$0
Sewerage 3$6,772$27,0880$0
Water Supply 3$6,298$25,1920$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$120
Totals for Government 10$24,138$28,96615$1,070

Rural Retreat government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $204,000 ($137.37)
    Sewerage: $187,000 ($125.93)
    Financial Administration: $150,000 ($101.01)
    Police Protection: $64,000 ($43.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($33.67)
    Fire Protection: $45,000 ($30.30)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($5.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $217,000 ($146.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $168,000 ($113.13)

Rural Retreat government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $217,000 ($146.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $39,000 ($26.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $60,000 ($40.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $224,000 ($150.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $75,000 ($50.51)
  • Tax - Property: $197,000 ($132.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $50,000 ($33.67)
    Motor Vehicle License: $25,000 ($16.84)

Rural Retreat government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,797,000 ($1883.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,702,000 ($1819.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $95,000 ($63.97)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $65,000 ($43.77)

Rural Retreat government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,502,000 ($1011.45)

5.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
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 Smyth County, VA  0.63% ($26,284 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, VA  0.46% ($33,755)
from Carroll County, VA  0.37% ($21,825)


5.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,902 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
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 Smyth County, VA  0.58% ($28,500 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, VA  0.49% ($32,308)
to Carroll County, VA  0.30% ($30,281)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rural Retreat:

  • WCRR (660 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RURAL RETREAT, VA; Owner: ORA ROBERT SMALLWOOD III)
  • WYVE (1280 AM; 3 kW; WYTHEVILLE, VA; Owner: THREE RIVERS MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WMEV (1010 AM; 1 kW; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; GALAX, VA; Owner: TWIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rural Retreat:

  • WXBX (95.3 FM; RURAL RETREAT, VA; Owner: THREE RIVERS MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WZVA (103.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: T.E.C.O. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rural Retreat:

  • WKPZ-LP (Channel 3; WYTHEVILLE, ETC., VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMSY-TV (Channel 52; MARION, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)

Rural Retreat fatal accident list:

Jan 31, 1975 06:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Ns Mp Nb349.5 (Lat: 36.893444 Lon: -81.276500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 13 m, Call Sign: WPJH353, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 896.887 MHz, 896.937 MHz, 896.987 MHz, 897.887 MHz, 897.937 MHz, 897.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2003
    Registrant: Association Of American Railroads, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (202) 639-2217
  • St Hwy 617 2.3 Mi Nne (Lat: 36.926222 Lon: -81.262056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 26 m, Call Sign: KNJL400
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.5800 MHz, 48.9400 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2012, Expiration Date: 04/16/2022
    Registrant: Spectra Energy, 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, TX 77056-5310, Phone: (713) 627-5229, Fax: (713) 386-4185, Email:
  • Rural Retreat Water Tank On Sr90 Near (Lat: 36.891778 Lon: -81.273722), Type: Tank, Structure height: 34 m, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: WQDR556
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.210 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/19/2006, Expiration Date: 04/17/2007, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2006, Certifier: Todd Branscome
    Registrant: Two Way Radio, Incorporated, 435 Mussers Mill Road, Crockett, VA 24323, Phone: (276) 620-4389, Fax: (413) 653-2013, Email:
  • RURAL RETREAT, Water Tank On Sr 90 (Lat: 36.887611 Lon: -81.274833), Type: Tank, Structure height: 34 m, Overall height: 38 m, Call Sign: WQGE872
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.160 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/27/2006, Expiration Date: 12/27/2016, Certifier: Todd Branscome
    Registrant: Two Way Radio Inc, Wytheville, VA 24382, Phone: (276) 228-2791, Fax: (276) 228-5053, Email:
  • 321 E Buck Avenue (Lat: 36.896167 Lon: -81.269389), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4.3 m, Overall height: 4.9 m, Call Sign: WQOE570
    Assigned Frequencies: 4970.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2011, Expiration Date: 08/31/2021, Certifier: William K Dunagan
    Registrant: Ewa 21033707, 122 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Various Locations (Lat: 36.891778 Lon: -81.273417), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNH641
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/2002, Expiration Date: 09/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2012
    Registrant: Town Of Rural Retreat, 307 S. Main St, Rural Retreat, VA 24368, Phone: (276) 686-4221, Fax: (276) 686-4922, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rural Retreat)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rural Retreat)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Rural Retreat


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rural Retreat, VA

Most common first names in Rural Retreat, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4867.0 years
William4576.4 years
Mary3178.2 years
John3073.3 years
Charles2674.7 years
Robert2570.4 years
Fred2176.3 years
Walter1974.2 years
George1873.8 years
Ruth1582.6 years
Most common last names in Rural Retreat, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
King2674.8 years
Vaught2082.6 years
Hall2077.8 years
Buck1975.7 years
Musser1874.3 years
Atwell1767.2 years
Pickle1677.6 years
Smith1674.9 years
Jones1572.7 years
Cline1477.1 years

Businesses in Rural Retreat, VA

  • McDonald's: 1
  • Subway: 1

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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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