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Rural Retreat is a town in Wythe County.
The latitude of Rural Retreat is 36.893N. The longitude is -81.276W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,513 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,339.
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25% of Rural Retreat residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rural Retreat ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rural Retreat was $15,993, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Rural Retreat residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rural Retreat, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $665.
Wythe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rural Retreat political report.
The average commute time for Rural Retreat workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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