Richlands, Virginia Population 2021

5,114
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Richlands is a city located in Tazewell County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 5,114, it is the 62nd largest city in Virginia and the 4704th largest city in the United States . Richlands is currently declining at a rate of -1.16% annually and its population has decreased by -12.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,823 in 2010. Richlands reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 6 miles, Richlands has a population density of 905 people per square mile.

The average household income in Richlands is $44,055 with a poverty rate of 23.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $666 per month, and the median house value is $84,600. The median age in Richlands is 43.1 years, 41.4 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Richlands Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Richlandswas:

  • White: 96.16%
  • Black or African American: 1.92%
  • Two or more races: 1.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Richlands, Virginia is 5,114 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,234.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,823.

Richlands, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,16296.16%
Black or African American1031.92%
Two or More Races821.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.11%
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Richlands Population by Race

Richlands Population Pyramid $2021

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Richlands Median Age

43.1


Total

41.4


Male

44.2


Female

Richlands Adults

There are 4,230 adults, (1,086 of whom are seniors) in Richlands.

Richlands Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Richlands Sex Ratio

Female

2,706

50.41%

Male

2,662

49.59%

Richlands Population by Age

Richlands Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Richlands Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family52.3%47.7%
Female59%41%
Male61.9%38.1%
All63.3%36.7%
Married73.8%26.2%

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Richlands Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3062.3163.3
Married1,062373.8
Non Family9161.1952.3
Female2443.3159
Male842.8861.9

3.01

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Richlands Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade46612.11%
9th to 12th Grade47812.42%
High School Graduate1,36435.45%
Some College60115.62%
Associates Degree3749.72%
Bachelors Degree2777.20%
Graduate Degree2887.48%
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Richlands Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Richlands Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,7432,859552
2+ Races50137
Black3310
Islander1515
Hispanic88
Native American666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Richlands Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,482$31,652$26,528
Less Than 9th Grade$$30,909$13,173
High School Graduate$22,117$21,159$24,226
Some College$30,987$35,000$24,792
Bachelors Degree$43,929$44,821$38,438
Graduate Degree$61,136$81,750$53,657

$29,482

Average Earnings

$31,652

Average Male

$26,528

Average Female

Richlands Earnings by Educational Attainment

Richlands Language by Age

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Richlands Language

99.45% of Richlands residents speak only English, while 0.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.30% of the population.

Richlands Language

Richlands Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,1451,11121.59%
Black837691.57%
Multiple822530.49%
Islander1515100.00%
Native66100.00%

23.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.32%

Male Poverty Rate

21.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richlands

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richlands is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richlands is White, with 21.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.96%.

Richlands Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.63%
High School17.40%
Some College17.06%
Bachelors or Greater4.07%

Richlands Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed80.65%
Male Unemployed27.52%
Male Employed13.52%
Female Employed10.57%

Richlands Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Richlands Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,600$44,055
Families$48,226$58,779
Married Families$55,227-
Non Families$14,421$21,413
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Income by Household Type

Richlands Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Richlands Married by Age and Sex

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Richlands Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Richlands Marital Status by Race

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Richlands Marital Status

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212

Number of Veterans

191

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea80
Vietnam48
First Gulf War24
Second Gulf War21
World War II9

Richlands Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+109
65 to 7446
35 to 5440
55 to 6412
18 to 345

Richlands Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2054.99%
Hispanic787.50%
Black713.46%

Richlands Veterans by Race

Richlands Veterans by Education

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2.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richlands Veterans by Education

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47.8%

Labor Force Participation

43.9%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Richlands Employment by Age

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Richlands Employment by Race

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Richlands Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.47%

Born in Richlands

99.72%

Native Born

0.28%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.72% of Richlands residents were born in the United States, with 79.47% having been born in Virginia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Richlands Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,114-60-1.16%
20205,174-60-1.15%
20195,234-60-1.13%
20185,294-61-1.14%
20175,355-101-1.85%
20165,456-70-1.27%
20155,526-71-1.27%
20145,597-85-1.50%
20135,682-32-0.56%
20125,714-61-1.06%
20115,775-56-0.96%
20105,8311,6873.47%
20004,144-312-0.72%
19904,456-1,340-2.59%
19805,7969531.81%
19704,843-120-0.24%
19604,9633150.66%
19504,6480.00%

Richlands Population by Year