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Richfield, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Richfield had a population of 615 as of July 1, 2016. Richfield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Richfield is located at latitude 35.4714 and longitude -80.2564 in Stanly County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Richfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Stanly County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 646 feet.

The Town of Richfield (GNIS ID: 2407207) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Richfield is located within Township of Harris, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stanly County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Richfield, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 615
Population in Households 572
Population in Familes 496
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 274
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $96,970
Average Home Value $122,794


Median Household Income $48,154
Average Household Income $57,820
Per Capita Income $21,328
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% -0.07%
Households 0.14% 0.0%
Families -0.28% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Richfield, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richfield to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 528 29th
Population Density1 # 586 21st
Diversity Index2 # 537 27th
Median Household Income # 222 70th
Per Capita Income # 387 48th

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