Rich Creek, Virginia

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Rich Creek, Virginia
Old Virginia Avenue in the commercial district
Old Virginia Avenue in the commercial district
Location of Rich Creek, Virginia
Location of Rich Creek, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°23′2″N 80°49′19″W / 37.38389°N 80.82194°W / 37.38389; -80.82194Coordinates: 37°23′2″N 80°49′19″W / 37.38389°N 80.82194°W / 37.38389; -80.82194
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyGiles
Area
 • Total0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Land0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,532 ft (467 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total774
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
741
 • Density904.76/sq mi (349.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
24147
Area code(s)540
FIPS code51-66896[3]
GNIS feature ID1497138[4]
Websitewww.richcreek.org

Rich Creek is a town in Giles County, Virginia, United States. The population was 774 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 665 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BlacksburgChristiansburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Rich Creek is located in northwestern Giles County at 37°23′2″N 80°49′19″W / 37.38389°N 80.82194°W / 37.38389; -80.82194 (37.383960, -80.821818),[6] on the east side of the New River at the mouth of Rich Creek. U.S. Route 460 passes through the town, leading south (upriver) 4 miles (6 km) to Narrows and west (downriver) 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to Glen Lyn. Pearisburg is 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Rich Creek (upriver).

U.S. Route 219 has its southwestern terminus at US 460 in Rich Creek. It leads northeast 2 miles (3 km) to Peterstown, West Virginia, and ultimately 535 miles (861 km) to West Seneca, New York, near Buffalo.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Rich Creek has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.2 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 2.28%, are water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950740
19607481.1%
1970729−2.5%
19807462.3%
1990670−10.2%
2000665−0.7%
201077416.4%
2019 (est.)741[2]−4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

At the 2000 census there were 665 people, 277 households, and 186 families living in the town. The population density was 765.0 people per square mile (295.1/km²). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 358.9 per square mile (138.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.20% White, 1.35% African American, 0.30% Asian, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60%.[3]

Of the 277 households 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 30.3% of households were one person and 14.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.71.

The age distribution was 17.4% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% 65 or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median household income was $34,519 and the median family income was $43,958. Males had a median income of $31,417 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,553. About 7.9% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rich Creek town, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 29, 2017.[dead link]
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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