Richfield, New York

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Population in 2010: 2,388.
Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 1,167  (48.9%)
Females: 1,221  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

46.4 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 13439.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,947 (it was $32,784 in 2000)
Richfield:

$51,947
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,599 (it was $16,723 in 2000)

Richfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $139,210 (it was $68,000 in 2000)
Richfield:

$139,210
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $203,721; detached houses: $203,097; townhouses or other attached units: $307,390; in 2-unit structures: $226,561; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $685,961; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $139,062; mobile homes: $81,063
March 2019 cost of living index in Richfield: 100.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Richfield, NY (2010)
    • 2,30996.7%White alone
    • 220.9%Hispanic
    • 200.8%Two or more races
    • 170.7%Asian alone
    • 130.5%American Indian alone
    • 60.3%Black alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Richfield, New York as of February 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Richfield is 2,388 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: Irish (18.7%), English (16.4%), German (13.6%), United States (8.8%), Polish (8.6%), Dutch (7.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1460 feet

Land area: 30.9 square miles.

Population density: 77 people per square mile   (very low).

Richfield, New York map

49 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe).

This town:

2.0%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Richfield town:

2.1% ($1,440)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (19.9 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (132.8 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (150.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Richfield Springs, NY (1.3 miles ),
Warren, NY (2.2 miles ),
Columbia, NY (2.3 miles ),
Exeter, NY (2.5 miles ),
Springfield, NY (2.8 miles ),
Winfield, NY (2.8 miles ),
Otsego, NY (3.0 miles ),
West Winfield, NY (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.86 N, Longitude: 75.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Distribution of median household income in Richfield, NY in 2017
Richfield satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Richfield, NY
Historical housing units in Richfield, NY
Most common industries in Richfield, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.7%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
  • Wood products (6.5%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.1%)
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (2.4%)
Most common occupations in Richfield, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)

Average climate in Richfield, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Richfield, New York average temperatures Richfield, New York average precipitation Richfield, New York humidity Richfield, New York wind speed Richfield, New York snowfall Richfield, New York sunshine Richfield, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.22. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.22
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Richfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the Richfield town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Richfield-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from Richfield center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 130.3 miles away from Richfield center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 23.3 miles away from Richfield center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 178.1 miles away from Richfield 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 291.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Otsego County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Richfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Richfield:

  • MOHAWK VALLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ILION, NY)
  • VALLEY HEALTH SERVICES INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • FOLTS HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • FAXTON ST. LUKE'S HEALTHCARE - HERKIMER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • MARY IMOGENE BASSETT HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; COOPERSTOWN, NY)
  • SUE CAMPAGNA HOSPICE OF HERKIMER CO (Hospital, about 13 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • HERKIMER CO PUBLIC HLTH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Richfield:

  • Herkimer County Community College (about 13 miles; Herkimer, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,774)
  • Mohawk Valley Community College (about 19 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 5,693)
  • Utica College (about 21 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 2,952)
  • Colgate University (about 27 miles; Hamilton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,094)
  • SUNY Oneonta (about 27 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 6,081)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 30 miles; Cobleskill, NY; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Morrisville State College (about 30 miles; Morrisville, NY; FT enrollment: 2,823)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Richfield: Federal Corners (A), Welcome Home for Adults (B), Terrace Hotel (C), Town of Richfield Garage (D), Richfield Springs Fire Department (E), Richfield Springs Public Library (F), Capitol Theatre (G), Tiller House (H), Gladstone Building (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Richfield include: Church of Christ Uniting (A), Richfield Springs Bible Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (D), Saint John's Episcopal Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Presbyterian Cemetery (1), Brown-Young Cemetery (2), Twilight Rest Cemetery (3), Lakeview Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Canadarago Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Ocquionis Creek (A), Mink Creek (B), Hyder Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Richfield: Cary Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Otsego County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.1%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.8%


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
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

13.4%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

7.4%
23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
13 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Richfield:

Marital status in Richfield, NY
  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Richfield:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Richfield, NY (based on Otsego County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,5996
Mainline Protestant9,63769
Evangelical Protestant1,82926
Other1,0949
Orthodox251
None38,075-
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: 18
Otsego County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Otsego County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
This county:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
Here:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.6%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.6%
State:

15.6%

5.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,979 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
New York average:

4.90%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Delaware County, NY  0.93% ($34,389 average AGI)
from Chenango County, NY  0.59% ($34,962)
from Herkimer County, NY  0.32% ($31,556)


6.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
New York average:

5.85%

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 Delaware County, NY  0.88% ($35,289 average AGI)
to Chenango County, NY  0.58% ($30,409)
to Herkimer County, NY  0.33% ($38,227)

Strongest AM radio stations in Richfield:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTLB (1310 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WIBX (950 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WRUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNRS (1420 AM; 1 kW; HERKIMER, NY; Owner: ARJUNA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFH (1230 AM; 1 kW; LITTLE FALLS, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADR (1480 AM; 5 kW; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Richfield:

  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WSKU (105.5 FM; LITTLE FALLS, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOUR (96.9 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUNY (89.5 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BC COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WBGK (99.7 FM; NEWPORT VILLAGE, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBUG-FM (101.1 FM; FORT PLAIN, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKVU (100.7 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WLZW (98.7 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WKLL (94.9 FM; FRANKFORT, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WSKS (97.9 FM; WHITESBORO, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRBY (102.5 FM; ROME, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXUR (92.7 FM; HERKIMER, NY; Owner: ARJUNA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRCK (107.3 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WFRG-FM (104.3 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WBKT (95.3 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WUCL (93.5 FM; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCR-FM (106.3 FM; ONEIDA, NY; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WDHI (100.3 FM; DELHI, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WKXZ (93.9 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Richfield:

  • WKTV (Channel 2; UTICA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFXV (Channel 33; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W59AU (Channel 59; UTICA, NY; Owner: PUBLIC B/CING.COUNCIL,CENTRAL N. Y.)
  • W29BJ (Channel 29; BURLINGTON, NY; Owner: KEVIN O'KANE)
  • WUTR (Channel 20; UTICA, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WPNY-LP (Channel 11; UTICA, ETC., NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W31BP (Channel 31; BURLINGTON, ETC., NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W53AM (Channel 53; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W27BJ (Channel 27; UTICA, NY; Owner: SOUL'S HARBOR PENTECOSTAL CHURCH)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.5mTotal length
  • $2,005,000Total costs
  • 6,534Total average daily traffic
  • 518Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,598Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Richfield, NY
  • 77.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Wood
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 4.4%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Richfield, NY
  • 61.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.5%Electricity
  • 4.1%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 1.6%Coal or coke


Richfield compared to New York 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below 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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