The Town of Rural Retreat is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wythe County at latitude 36.9051 and longitude -81.2773. Wythe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,513 feet.
The formal official name is the Town of Rural Retreat, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rural Retreat, Virginia.
The P1 Census Class Code for Rural Retreat indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Rural Retreat: Mount Airy.
|Population in Households||1,527|
|Population in Familes||1,257|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||722 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||502 (69.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||147 (20.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||72 ( 10.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$123,757|
|Average Home Value||$130,976|
|Median Household Income||$44,798|
|Average Household Income||$50,691|
|Per Capita Income||$21,621|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.33%|
|Per Capita Income||1.86%|
The table below compares Rural Retreat 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.
|Total Population||# 297||50th|
|Population Density1||# 321||46th|
|Diversity Index2||# 549||7th|
|Median Household Income||# 321||46th|
|Per Capita Income||# 361||39th|
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