Richfield, situated in Richfield County, is a small town made up of 2.1 square miles.
September 5, 2017
The median resident age in Richfield is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $42,000 making it about $6,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Richfield is about $98,000 (2015) which is $62,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Richfield is 71% White, 18% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 9% other. 78% of the population are high school graduates, with 11% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 49% are married, 19% are divorced, 3% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 23% that have never been married.
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Richfield belongs to Stanly County in the center part of North Carolina. The County, named after John Stanly, is part of the Albemarle, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Stanly County has a population of 60,000 and its largest city Albemarle, with a population of 16,000, is the county seat.
The area which is now Stanly County used to home to tribes of Mound Builders and hunter-gatherers whose relics have dated to 10,000 years ago. In the mid 1800's a large amount of European settlers arrived; some seeking religious freedom. The County was formed from part of Montgomery County in 1841.
Stanly County borders Rowan, Montgomery, Davidson, Anson, Union, and Cabarrus Counties.
Stanly County is made up of 405 square miles. 395 of which is land with the remaining 10 as water.
The population of Richfield, NC is about 610. The population has seen an overall increase since the early 1900s.
The elevation of Richfield, NC is 643 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Richfield, NC is 28137.
The area code for Richfield, NC is 704.
Historically speaking Richfield and Richfield County have voted mostly Republican, with 70% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 33% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 67% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.
The unemployment rate for Richfield is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average. Manufacturing, construction, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Stanly News and Press is the primary newspaper that covers the Richfield County area.