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Richwood is a city in Nicholas County.

The latitude of Richwood is 38.224N. The longitude is -80.533W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,208 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,361.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$21,620
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Richwood demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Cherry Tree Bottom
Founded as a lumber town after construction of the railroad. Once boasted the world?s largest clothes-pin factory.

Coal mining eventually replaced lumbering as the prime industry. Mining died off in the 1970s and 1980s.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Cherry River Festival - Aug. 5-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Richwood web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Monongahela National Forest
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Richwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nicholas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26261 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Richwood residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Richwood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Richwood was $12,213, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Richwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Richwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $206.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $592.


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Nicholas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Richwood political report.

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The average commute time for Richwood workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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