Richlands, VA Population

Population: 4,144. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,116 (-0.7% change)
Males: 1,866 (45.0%), Females: 2,278 (55.0%)

Tazewell County

Zip code: 24641

Median resident age: 41.4 years
Median household income: $23,712
Median house value: $63,100

Races in Richlands:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.5%)

Ancestries: United States (36.5%), English (7.6%), German (6.4%), Irish (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Elevation: 1967 feet

Land area: 2.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Richlands

  • High school or higher: 62.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Richlands town

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -369 (-8.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Richlands:

  • CLINCH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (2949 W FRONT ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Richlands:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Richlands:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 60 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 68 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • YEAGER (about 89 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Richlands:

  • TAZEWELL COUNTY (about 4 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Abbreviation: 6V3)
  • GRUNDY MUNI (about 24 miles; GRUNDY, VA; Abbreviation: GDY)
  • WELCH MUNI (about 30 miles; WELCH, WV; Abbreviation: I25)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Richlands:

  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,412; Location: BOX S V C C; Public; Website: www.sw.cc.va.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Richlands:

  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 43 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 61 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 84 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)

Schools

Public high school in Richlands:

  • RICHLANDS HIGH (Students: 848; Location: OFF RT 460; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Richlands:

  • RICHLANDS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 43; Location: 2506 4TH STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
  • FIRST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN (Students: 15; Location: P.O. BOX 1008; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Richlands:

  • RICHLANDS MIDDLE (Students: 678; Location: OFF U S RT 460; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RICHLANDS ELEM. (Students: 530; Location: OFF RT 460; Grades: PK – 05)