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Richlands, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Richlands had a population of 5,727 as of July 1, 2017. Richlands ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Richlands is located at latitude 37.088 and longitude -81.8104 in Tazewell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Richlands (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Tazewell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,932 feet.

The Town of Richlands (GNIS ID: 2391387) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richlands population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Richlands: Richland.

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Richlands, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,727
Daytime Population: Workers 2,660
Daytime Population: Residents 3,798
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,458
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 5,708
Population in Familes 4,537
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 1,002
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $33,606
Average Household Income $46,658
Per Capita Income $20,380


Total Housing Units 2,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,585 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 928 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $92,952
Average Home Value $158,681


Total Households 2,513
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,595
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.23% -0.53%
Households -0.21% -0.49%
Families -0.32% -0.62%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   3.39%

Richlands, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richlands to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 182 69th
Population Density # 246 59th
Diversity Index # 566 5th
Median Household Income # 534 10th
Per Capita Income # 493 17th

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