Rich Creek, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Rich Creek, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Rich Creek had a population of 804 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.3823 and longitude -80.8226 in Giles County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rich Creek 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.

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Rich Creek, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 804
Population in Households 761
Population in Familes 615
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 948
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $41,582
Average Household Income $52,210
Per Capita Income $22,665


Total Housing Units 336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $97,024
Average Home Value $128,472


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 191
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.46% 0.1%
Households 0.37% 0.07%
Families 0.45% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.39%

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, 2018 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 # 395 34th
Population Density # 258 57th
Diversity Index # 517 13th
Median Household Income # 422 29th
Per Capita Income # 423 29th

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