The Town of Rural Retreat had a population of 1,531 as of July 1, 2015. Rural Retreat 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 Rural Retreat is located at latitude 36.9051 and longitude -81.2773 in Wythe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rural Retreat (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wythe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,513 feet.
The Town of Rural Retreat 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 Rural Retreat population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Rural Retreat: Mount Airy.
|Population in Households||1,531|
|Population in Familes||1,261|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||724 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||500 (69.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||151 (20.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||73 (10.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$133,049|
|Average Home Value||$143,513|
|Median Household Income||$45,768|
|Average Household Income||$51,993|
|Per Capita Income||$22,162|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.2%|
|Per Capita Income||2.46%|
The table below compares Rural Retreat to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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.
|Total Population||# 297||50th|
|Population Density1||# 325||45th|
|Diversity Index2||# 556||6th|
|Median Household Income||# 316||47th|
|Per Capita Income||# 365||38th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.