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Richlands is a town in Tazewell County, in the Bluefield metro area.

The community was named by Kentucky cattlemen, for its fine pastures.

The latitude of Richlands is 37.093N. The longitude is -81.793W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,932 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,095.


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Median household income
Local
$23,712
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Richlands demographic reports
Richlands is on the Clinch River.
The Norfolk and Western Railroad started operations to the city in the late 1880s, a time when the community began to prosper economically.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Virginia Mountain Music Festival - June 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Richlands web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Williams Field Park

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Richlands demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tazewell 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 24612 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Richlands residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Richlands ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Richlands was $15,548, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Richlands residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Richlands, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $669.


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Libraries in Richlands include Maiden Spring Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Richlands include Richlands News-Press

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

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

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