Richlands, Virginia Population 2020

5,031
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Richlands is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 5,031, it is the 62nd largest city in Virginia and the 4738th largest city in the United States. Richlands is currently declining at a rate of -2.27% annually and its population has decreased by -13.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,823 in 2010. Richlands reached it's highest population of 5,836 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Richlands has a population density of 891 people per square mile.

The average household income in Richlands is $44,695 with a poverty rate of 22.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $644 per month, and the median house value is $81,400. The median age in Richlands is 43.3 years, 42.7 years for males, and 43.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males.

Richlands Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Richlands was:

  • White: 94.93%
  • Black or African American: 3.07%
  • Two or more races: 1.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Richlands, Virginia is 5,031, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,265.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,823.

Richlands, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,16394.93%
Black or African American1673.07%
Two or More Races861.58%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.42%
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Richlands Population Pyramid 2020

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Richlands Median Age

43.3


Total

42.7


Male

43.7


Female

Richlands Adults

There are 4,242 adults, (1,164 of whom are seniors) in Richlands.

Richlands Age Dependency

76.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Richlands Sex Ratio

Female

2,778

51.08%

Male

2,661

48.92%

Richlands Households and Families

Richlands Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Richlands Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.2%22.8%
Female65.2%34.8%
All65%35%
Male60.6%39.4%
Non Family52.7%47.3%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4122.2365
Married1,0493.0577.2
Non Family1,0161.1152.7
Female2533.2465.2
Male942.6360.6

3.04

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

2.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Richlands Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade47412.17%
9th to 12th Grade50713.02%
High School Graduate1,49338.33%
Some College55514.25%
Associates Degree3529.04%
Bachelors Degree2386.11%
Graduate Degree2767.09%
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Richlands Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,7952,876509
Black426
Multiple Races3595
Islander2323
Hispanic44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 14.29%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,240$35,000$25,269
Less Than High School$14,223$$12,933
High School Grad$21,867$25,234$17,069
Some College$29,113$40,125$25,333
Bachelors Degree$50,875$51,500$
Graduate Degree$65,972$79,500$52,596

$27,240

Average Earnings

$35,000

Average Male

$25,269

Average Female

Richlands Language

Richlands Language by Age

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Richlands Language

99.48% of Richlands residents speak only English, while 0.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.45% of the population.

Richlands Poverty

Richlands Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,1411,02419.92%
Black14714397.28%
Multiple865058.14%
Islander2323100.00%

22.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.65%

Male Poverty Rate

24.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richlands

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richlands is White, with 19.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.09%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.25%
High School16.97%
Some College12.69%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed68.63%
Male Unemployed24.32%
Male Employed14.27%
Female Employed12.77%

Richlands Income

Richlands Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,149$44,695
Families$50,156$60,532
Married Families$57,240-
Non Families$15,099$22,893
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Richlands Marital Status

Richlands Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Richlands Marital Status by Race

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Richlands Veterans

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249

Number of Veterans

225

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam120
Korea69
First Gulf War15
World War II10
Second Gulf War4
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74122
75+97
35 to 5415
55 to 6411
18 to 344
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2455.96%
Hispanic4100.00%
Black45.41%

Richlands Veterans by Education

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11.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

65.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richlands Employment Status

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46.9%

Labor Force Participation

43.2%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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79.79%

Born in Virginia

99.58%

Native Born

0.42%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.58% of Richlands residents were born in the United States, with 79.79% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,031-117-2.27%
20195,148-117-2.22%
20185,265-68-1.28%
20175,333-117-2.15%
20165,450-77-1.39%
20155,527-72-1.29%
20145,599-85-1.50%
20135,684-35-0.61%
20125,719-59-1.02%
20115,778-58-0.99%
20105,8361,6923.48%
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%