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Rural Retreat, Virginia

Town of Rural Retreat, Virginia
Town
Official seal of Town of Rural Retreat, Virginia
Seal
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Virginia
County Wythe
Government
 • Mayor Timothy G. Litz
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,513 ft (766 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,350
 • Density 601/sq mi (231.9/km2)
  U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Population Estimates
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 24368
Area code(s) 276
FIPS code 51-69456[1]
GNIS feature ID 1486817[2]
Website http://www.townofruralretreat.com/

Rural Retreat is a town in Wythe County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,483 at the 2010 census.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Notable residents 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The Kimberling Lutheran Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,350 people, 570 households, and 399 families residing in the town. The population density was 600.6 people per square mile (231.7/km²). There were 629 housing units at an average density of 279.8 per square mile (107.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.52% White, 0.37% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 570 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,141, and the median income for a family was $41,776. Males had a median income of $27,198 versus $21,128 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,993. About 7.7% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ Reichler, Joseph L., ed. (1979) [1969]. The Baseball Encyclopedia (4th ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing.  

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