For population 25 years and over in Rural Retreat:
For population 15 years and over in Rural Retreat town:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $606 (0.5%)
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 ), Wytheville, VA (3.3 miles ), Sugar Grove, VA (3.4 miles ), Marion, VA (3.7 miles ), Troutdale, VA (4.1 miles ), Max Meadows, VA (4.3 miles ), Fort Chiswell, VA (4.3 miles ), Adwolf, VA (4.4 miles ).
Latitude: 36.90 N, Longitude: 81.28 W
Area code: 276
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
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Population change in the 1990s: +359 (+36.2%).
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
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).
Birthplace of: Deacon Phillippe - Baseball player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Rural Retreat:
Local government website: WWW.TOWNOFRURALRETREAT.COM
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rural Retreat:
Public high school in Rural Retreat:
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 11.2%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.9% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Rural Retreat compared to Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in Rural Retreat (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Rural Retreat (based on Wythe County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.44%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rural Retreat government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,403 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,902 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
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:
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Businesses in Rural Retreat, VA
Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.