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Rich Creek, Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Rich Creek had a population of 807 as of July 1, 2017. Rich Creek 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 Rich Creek is located at latitude 37.3833 and longitude -80.8207 in Giles County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rich Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Giles County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,529 feet.

The Town of Rich Creek (GNIS ID: 2391386) 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 Rich Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 807
Daytime Population: Workers 593
Daytime Population: Residents 491
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,084
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 764
Population in Familes 612
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 951
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $38,665
Average Household Income $47,732
Per Capita Income $21,021


Total Housing Units 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $94,382
Average Home Value $123,901


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 192
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 0.58% -0.02%
Households 0.47% -0.07%
Families 0.59% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Rich Creek, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rich Creek 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 # 396 33rd
Population Density # 258 57th
Diversity Index # 514 14th
Median Household Income # 465 22nd
Per Capita Income # 471 21st

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