Latest Data (2017)
Population 1,906
Nationwide Rank 7782

Quick Facts

Richwood, West Virginia is the 7,782nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Richwood, West Virginia is a city.

Richwood, West Virginia is currently 33.6% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Richwood, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
7772 Whitesburg, Kentucky 1,914 19.4%
7773 Dora, Alabama 1,913 -20.6%
7774 Florala, Alabama 1,913 -2.0%
7775 Athens, Illinois 1,911 10.1%
7776 Bernie, Missouri 1,911 6.7%
7777 New Johnsonville, Tennessee 1,910 0.3%
7778 Spencer, Wisconsin 1,910 -0.9%
7779 Cave City, Arkansas 1,909 -2.1%
7780 Gate City, Virginia 1,907 -12.8%
7781 Arkoma, Oklahoma 1,906 -12.5%
7782 Richwood, West Virginia 1,906 -22.8%
7783 Sunray, Texas 1,906 -2.1%
7784 Liberty Hill, Texas 1,905 48.0%
7785 Mount Pleasant, North Carolina 1,904 31.3%
7786 Fairchance, Pennsylvania 1,902 -12.3%
7787 Coeburn, Virginia 1,901 -5.7%
7788 Medicine Lodge, Kansas 1,901 -12.8%
7789 Navarre, Ohio 1,901 -1.5%
7790 Youngstown, New York 1,901 -2.6%
7791 Great Falls, South Carolina 1,899 -13.4%
7792 L'Anse, Michigan 1,899 -9.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
5562 Ravenswood 3,738 -7.2%
5842 Philippi 3,380 17.9%
5862 Summersville 3,361 2.1%
5993 Ripley 3,231 -0.9%
6055 Pleasant Valley 3,164 2.2%
6218 Kenova 3,007 -14.5%
6294 Kingwood 2,929 -3.9%
6320 Williamstown 2,906 -2.8%
6419 Madison 2,801 3.2%
6425 Williamson 2,796 -17.3%
6454 Fayetteville 2,772 -0.9%
6465 Follansbee 2,765 -10.9%
6660 Milton 2,612 17.8%
6681 Petersburg 2,593 6.3%
6687 Wellsburg 2,589 -10.1%
6716 Granville 2,560 228.6%
6863 Chester 2,448 -5.4%
6864 Hinton 2,448 -14.4%
6887 Moorefield 2,433 2.0%
6896 Paden City 2,424 -15.0%
6903 White Sulphur Springs 2,420 4.4%
6984 Bethlehem 2,359 -10.7%
6988 Winfield 2,359 23.7%
7340 Shinnston 2,129 -6.9%
7378 Spencer 2,111 -10.5%
7518 Mannington 2,043 -3.5%
7677 Star City 1,958 43.5%
7782 Richwood 1,906 -22.8%
7865 Belington 1,864 4.3%
8000 Shepherdstown 1,802 50.0%
8029 St. Marys 1,787 -12.6%
8057 McMechen 1,775 -7.8%
8142 Harrisville 1,740 -5.4%
8143 Welch 1,740 -34.4%
8151 Romney 1,737 -10.5%
8152 Stonewood 1,737 -4.1%
8198 Ronceverte 1,717 9.7%
8462 Eleanor 1,598 16.8%
8568 Montgomery 1,549 -20.0%
8591 Nutter Fort 1,540 -8.2%
8594 Logan 1,539 -5.0%
8687 Terra Alta 1,501 2.8%
8695 New Haven 1,499 -3.8%
8718 Salem 1,492 -28.7%
8743 Rainelle 1,482 -3.8%
8760 Glenville 1,473 -4.5%
8790 West Liberty 1,463 16.2%
8811 Chesapeake 1,456 -11.1%
8914 Parsons 1,415 -2.9%
8919 Glen Dale 1,413 -8.5%
8928 Marmet 1,410 -16.5%
8937 Wayne 1,408 18.0%
9068 Mullens 1,369 -22.5%
9108 Ansted 1,353 -13.9%
9113 Ceredo 1,352 -20.0%
9212 Mount Hope 1,310 -11.5%
9218 Benwood 1,307 -17.1%
9247 Barrackville 1,299 1.0%
9253 Mabscott 1,298 -7.1%
9299 Sistersville 1,288 -18.7%
9345 Sophia 1,274 -1.6%
9375 Buffalo 1,262 7.4%
9434 Oceana 1,245 -19.3%
9703 Belle 1,162 -7.4%
9737 Alderson 1,155 5.9%
9774 Clendenin 1,142 1.6%
9796 Chapmanville 1,137 -5.5%
9841 Monongah 1,124 14.2%
10017 Hamlin 1,072 -4.1%
10102 New Cumberland 1,050 -4.2%
10116 Pennsboro 1,045 -12.6%
10168 Bolivar 1,031 -1.6%
10330 Marlinton 994 -18.2%
10355 Sutton 988 -2.1%
10359 Poca 987 -2.6%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 1,906 7,782
2016 1,955 7,696
2015 1,980 7,634
2014 2,001 7,584
2013 2,024 7,533
2012 2,039 7,484
2011 2,038 7,486
2010 2,051 7,469
2009 2,300 6,958
2008 2,290 6,962
2007 2,299 6,936
2006 2,318 6,888
2005 2,332 6,842
2004 2,338 6,810
2003 2,358 6,767
2002 2,385 6,704
2001 2,415 6,656
2000 2,470 6,561
1990 2,869 5,657