Rural Retreat, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 1,495 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.7%
 
Males: 757  (50.7%)
Females: 738  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24368.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,212 (it was $29,141 in 2000)
Rural Retreat:

$48,212
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,891 (it was $15,993 in 2000)

Rural Retreat town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $112,802 (it was $73,400 in 2000)
Rural Retreat:

$112,802
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $571.

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  • Races in Rural Retreat, VA (2010)

    Rural Retreat races chart
    • 1,44197.2%White alone
    • 171.1%Hispanic
    • 120.8%Black alone
    • 100.7%Two or more races
    • 10.07%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Asian alone
    • 10.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rural Retreat: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (24.7%), German (21.9%), Irish (9.9%), English (8.1%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%), Dutch (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1911

Elevation: 2510 feet

Land area: 2.25 square miles.

Population density: 665 people per square mile   (low).

Rural Retreat,VA real estate house value index trend

Rural Retreat, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Rural Retreat:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rural Retreat town:

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 64.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Rural Retreat, Virginia as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rural Retreat to the number of sex offenders is 87 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $691 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $631 (0.6%)

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

Rural Retreat household income distribution Rural Retreat home values distribution

Crime rates in Rural Retreat by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2012 2013
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.074.30.00.00.0
Assaults 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 00000410
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0297.266.80.0
Thefts 00005179
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0371.574.3467.3605.2
Auto thefts 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
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 = 286.6) 0.00.00.00.036.423.322.923.7

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Crime rate in Rural Retreat detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.67
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +359 (+36.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (31%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Rural Retreat, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rural Retreat-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 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 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 171.9 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 41.2 miles away from Rural Retreat 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 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 42.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 167.8 miles away from Rural Retreat center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rural Retreat topographic map

Birthplace of: Deacon Phillippe - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Rural Retreat:

  • VIRGINIA'S HOSPICE CARE (544 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • VIRGINIAS HOME HEALTH CARE (544 NORTH MAIN STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Rural Retreat:

  • WYTHE COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (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)
  • BMA - WYTHEVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF WYTHEVILLE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • ASBURY CENTER - BIRDMO(CLOSED) (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)
  • ASBURY CENTER AT BIRDMONT (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WYTHEVILLE, VA)

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

  • Wytheville Community College (about 13 miles; Wytheville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,193)
  • New River Community College (about 36 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Concord University (about 40 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Radford University (about 44 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Surry Community College (about 48 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 53 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Appalachian State University (about 53 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)

Public high school in Rural Retreat:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rural Retreat:

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.8. This is about average.

City:

72.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.3
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.7%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Rural Retreat, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Rural Retreat compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Virginia average:

12.3

Rural Retreat travel time to work - commute Rural Retreat mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,79458
Mainline Protestant5,92556
Other5482
Catholic2991
Black Protestant1191
None14,550-
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: 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,764$33,1680$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,104$48,41614$1,468
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,874$34,4880$0
Sewerage 3$7,330$29,3201$368
Water Supply 3$7,675$30,7000$0
Totals for Government 11$32,747$35,72415$1,836

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $204,000 ($136.45)
    Sewerage: $187,000 ($125.08)
    Financial Administration: $150,000 ($100.33)
    Police Protection: $64,000 ($42.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($33.44)
    Fire Protection: $45,000 ($30.10)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($5.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $217,000 ($145.15)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $168,000 ($112.37)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $217,000 ($145.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $39,000 ($26.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $60,000 ($40.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $224,000 ($149.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $75,000 ($50.17)
  • Tax - Property: $197,000 ($131.77)
    Other Selective Sales: $50,000 ($33.44)
    Motor Vehicle License: $25,000 ($16.72)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,797,000 ($1870.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,702,000 ($1807.36)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $95,000 ($63.55)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $65,000 ($43.48)

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

  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,502,000 ($1004.68)

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,463 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
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 Smyth County, VA  0.54% ($24,825 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, VA  0.49% ($32,192)
from Bland County, VA  0.25% ($34,962)


4.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,889 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
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 Smyth County, VA  0.47% ($26,080 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, VA  0.38% ($24,350)
to Carroll County, VA  0.31% ($20,061)

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 persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $910,000Total costs
  • 12,683Total average daily traffic
  • 1,483Total average daily truck traffic

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

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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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