Rural Retreat, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Rural Retreat, Virginia - Basic Facts

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 (GNIS ID: 2391399) 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.

Town of Rural Retreat, VA Boundary Map

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Rural Retreat, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,531
Population in Households 1,531
Population in Familes 1,261
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 668
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 651
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 449
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

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
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,768
Average Household Income $51,993
Per Capita Income $22,162
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.44%
Households 0.78% 0.58%
Families 0.47% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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.

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Rural Retreat, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
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.