|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Richwood is 1,637. Richwood, West Virginia is the 8,373rd largest city in the US.
The peak population of Richwood was in 1990, when its population was 2,869. In 1990, Richwood was the 5,657th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 8,373rd largest city in the US. Richwood is currently 42.9% smaller than it was in 1990.
Richwood has shrunk 33.7% since the year 2000. Richwood, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|8370||Wind Point, Wisconsin||1,638||-11.4%|
|8373||Richwood, West Virginia||1,637||-33.7%|
|8376||Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania||1,636||9.3%|
|8377||Burnsville, North Carolina||1,635||0.9%|
The total voting age population of Richwood, West Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 1,785. The voting age population is 51.2% male and 48.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 24.6% of the residents of Richwood are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Richwood are 94.4% White, 3.7% Two or more races and 1.9% Black. Additionally, 0.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Richwood, 32.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 60.1%. On a per-household basis, 20.0% of families are below the poverty line in Richwood.
Among those aged 16 and older, 45.3% of Richwood residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 85.3% of Richwood residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 13.2% have a bachelor's degree and 3.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Richwood residents aged 5 and older, 1.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Richwood is 17.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Richwood, 11.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Richwood is $28,641.
In Richwood, 68.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 31.3% of housing units in Richwood.
Of all the housing units in Richwood, 43.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Richwood, 1.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Richwood is $549.
In Richwood, 71.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.