What is the current population of Richwood?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Richwood is 1,855. Richwood, West Virginia is the 7,903rd largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Richwood?

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 7,903rd largest city in the US. Richwood is currently 35.3% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Richwood shrinking?

Richwood has shrunk 24.8% since the year 2000. Richwood, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 1,855 7,903
2018 1,888 7,819
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

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
7893 Sylvan Lake, Michigan 1,858 7.3%
7894 Venice, Illinois 1,858 -26.4%
7895 Wadley, Georgia 1,858 -10.7%
7896 Big Beaver, Pennsylvania 1,857 -14.9%
7897 Crossville, Alabama 1,857 29.6%
7898 Estill, South Carolina 1,857 -22.2%
7899 Gordon, Georgia 1,857 -13.6%
7900 North Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania 1,857 -11.6%
7901 Peosta, Iowa 1,857 180.5%
7902 Denver, Iowa 1,856 14.5%
7903 Richwood, West Virginia 1,855 -24.8%
7904 Drexel, North Carolina 1,854 -3.6%
7905 Samson, Alabama 1,854 -10.3%
7906 Riverside, Pennsylvania 1,853 -0.2%
7907 Williamsport, Indiana 1,852 -6.6%
7908 Grayling, Michigan 1,851 -5.3%
7909 Spring City, Tennessee 1,851 -12.4%
7910 Cordova, Alabama 1,850 -23.4%
7911 Ingram, Texas 1,850 6.5%
7912 Roundup, Montana 1,850 -4.0%
7913 Vernon, Alabama 1,850 -13.5%

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
5653 Ravenswood 3,643 -9.5%
5963 Summersville 3,274 -0.4%
5978 Philippi 3,257 13.6%
6085 Ripley 3,159 -3.1%
6102 Pleasant Valley 3,141 1.5%
6105 Granville 3,140 303.0%
6180 Kingwood 3,057 0.2%
6278 Kenova 2,961 -15.9%
6366 Williamstown 2,869 -4.0%
6539 Fayetteville 2,720 -2.7%
6554 Follansbee 2,710 -12.6%
6608 Williamson 2,676 -20.8%
6611 Madison 2,673 -1.5%
6638 Petersburg 2,655 8.8%
6785 Milton 2,533 14.3%
6791 Wellsburg 2,530 -12.1%
6933 Moorefield 2,418 1.4%
6996 Chester 2,369 -8.4%
7019 Hinton 2,357 -17.6%
7030 Winfield 2,352 23.3%
7031 White Sulphur Springs 2,351 1.4%
7056 Paden City 2,336 -18.1%
7075 Bethlehem 2,321 -12.2%
7419 Shinnston 2,104 -8.0%
7555 Spencer 2,038 -13.6%
7580 Mannington 2,023 -4.5%
7713 Star City 1,948 42.8%
7775 Shepherdstown 1,911 59.1%
7789 Belington 1,902 6.4%
7903 Richwood 1,855 -24.8%
8075 St. Marys 1,772 -13.3%
8202 Stonewood 1,714 -5.4%
8250 McMechen 1,697 -11.9%
8259 Romney 1,695 -12.7%
8309 Harrisville 1,674 -9.0%
8321 Ronceverte 1,670 6.7%
8377 Welch 1,644 -38.0%
8504 Eleanor 1,587 16.0%
8528 Wayne 1,576 32.1%
8653 Salem 1,522 -27.3%
8661 Rainelle 1,520 -1.3%
8676 Nutter Fort 1,512 -9.9%
8683 Montgomery 1,508 -22.1%
8700 Terra Alta 1,500 2.7%
8781 Logan 1,470 -9.3%
8807 New Haven 1,464 -6.0%
8855 West Liberty 1,447 15.0%
8884 Glenville 1,434 -7.0%
8936 Chesapeake 1,414 -13.7%
9015 Parsons 1,391 -4.5%
9056 Glen Dale 1,371 -11.2%
9067 Marmet 1,366 -19.1%
9180 Mullens 1,325 -25.0%
9239 Ansted 1,305 -17.0%
9311 Sistersville 1,282 -19.1%
9316 Barrackville 1,279 -0.5%
9322 Benwood 1,278 -18.9%
9337 Mount Hope 1,274 -13.9%
9343 Ceredo 1,273 -24.7%
9381 Mabscott 1,263 -9.6%
9390 Buffalo 1,260 7.3%
9486 Sophia 1,231 -5.0%
9574 Oceana 1,204 -21.9%
9769 Monongah 1,149 16.7%
9850 Belle 1,126 -10.2%
9855 Alderson 1,125 3.2%
9933 Clendenin 1,100 -2.0%
9953 Chapmanville 1,094 -9.1%
10119 Hamlin 1,048 -6.2%
10206 Bolivar 1,022 -2.4%
10272 New Cumberland 1,006 -8.2%
10283 Pennsboro 1,003 -16.2%
10352 Sutton 988 -2.1%
10421 Poca 974 -3.9%
10484 Marlinton 961 -20.9%
10599 Mason 936 -12.5%

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