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Richlands, Virginia - Basic Facts

Richlands is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Richlands.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tazewell County at latitude 37.0932 and longitude -81.7937. Tazewell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,932 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Richlands (see map) encompass a land area of 5.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Richlands: Richland.

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Also See: Doran, VA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Richlands, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,874
Population in Households 5,857
Population in Familes 4,669
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 1,027
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 2,595
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,662
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,965 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,657 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 939 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 370 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $132,600
Average Home Value $153,321


Median Household Income $27,655
Average Household Income $37,643
Per Capita Income $16,551
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.21% -0.07%
Households 0.39% -0.01%
Families 0.43% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Richlands, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richlands to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 179 70th
Population Density1 # 239 60th
Diversity Index2 # 566 4th
Median Household Income # 572 3rd
Per Capita Income # 544 8th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.