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Richwood, West Virginia
Welcome to Richwood ...
The city of Richwood is located in Nicholas County.
The location of Richwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Richwood has a population of 1,906 people<2> (see below for details).
Richwood is 2,180 feet [664 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Richwood is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Richwood lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Richwood: (304) and (681)<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Richwood had a population of 2,051 people (or 7.82% of the total population of Nicholas County). This makes Richwood the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Richwood represents 0.11% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,051 people, the population of Richwood decreased 17.2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,477 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Richwood had an population of 1,906 people. This is a decrease of 7.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.05% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Richwood.
Communities near Richwood ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Richwood and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Richwood.
Communities Also Named Richwood ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Richwood: This one is located in Nicholas County and the other is located in Monongalia County.
Beyond West Virginia, there are 11 communities that are also named Richwood - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Ontario, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Richwood.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Richwood:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richwood ...
Looking for more information about Richwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Richwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Richwood.
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This page was last modified: 06 Feb 2019