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The City of Richwood is located in Nicholas County in the state of West Virginia (WV).

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Richwood, West Virginia, a City, in Nicholas County spans over 1.7 square miles and has a population of 2,051 citizens who are all invited to join us here on our site.
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Richwood Latitude: 38.1867 Longitude: -80.5403

The Zip Code for Richwood, WV is: 26261

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The City of Richwood

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Richwood West Virginia Physical Characteristics:

The City of Richwood has an area of 1.7 square miles
  • Land: 1.6096749034749 Sq. Mi. (96.47%)
  • Water: 0.058948262548263 Sq. Mi.(3.53%)
The Richwood City takes up 0.3% of the area of Nicholas County.

Map Location Coordinates:

  • Latitude: +38.2224308
  • Longitude: -080.5381516
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Richwood, WV Climate Information:

  • Average Temperature: 49.5°F
  • Average Rainfall: 54.07 inches
  • Average Snowfall: 97.8 inches
*Based on annual average for Weather Station USC00467513 RICHWOOD 1SSE
Latitude: 38.2061 Longitude: -80.5206 Elevation: 941.8 feet.

Richwood, WV Population Data:

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Richwood was 2,051 people, which is 7.8 % of the entire population of Nicholas County.


  • 47.25% Male
  • 52.75% Female


  • 97.123% White
  • 0.244% Black
  • 0.000% Asian
  • 0.39% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.00% Pacific Islander
  • 2.243% Mixed
  • 0.000% Other


  • 99.32% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.68% Hispanic or Latino
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Richwood, WV Housing Information:

Average Household Size: 2.2
Number of Residences: 1,163
  • Occupied: 889 (76.44%)
  • Vacant: 274 (23.56%)

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