Rural Retreat is a city located in Wythe County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 1,440, it is the 112th largest city in Virginia and the 8875th largest city in the United States . Rural Retreat is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -2.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,483 in 2010. Rural Retreat reached it's highest population of 1,485 in 2012. Spanning over 2 miles, Rural Retreat has a population density of 633 people per square mile.
The average household income in Rural Retreat is $55,475 with a poverty rate of 9.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $674 per month, and the median house value is $134,100. The median age in Rural Retreat is 44.4 years, 43.3 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.