Richfield, Utah

Learn about Richfield, Utah. Below you can find community information, including vital statistics, information on local schools as well as resources for finding real estate listings and homes for sale in Richfield.

Richfield Utah MapRichfield is the county seat of Sevier County, located in west central Utah. It is the largest city in the county and lies in a fertile valley surrounded by beautiful red rock mountains and snow covered peaks. The county can be best described as "rural diversified" due to the convergence of agricultural, retail and industrial activities. Part of Richfield's great appeal is its small size. With a population of 7,111 people, residents can enjoy a quality of life free from congestion, pollution and noise. Yet, even for a community of this size, residents enjoy varied shopping, restaurants and cultural activities. Richfield is part of Panoramaland, and is a popular thoroughfare to several nearby National Parks and Forests, all providing abundant recreational activities. The area has been long known for it's outdoor recreational opportunities, such as hiking, fishing and hunting. Mountain biking and All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) riding events have recently added to the area's popularity.

LOCATION:
Richfield is served by major transportation access - situated along Interstate 70 and within 30 minutes of Interstate 15. Richfield is located 159 miles from Salt Lake City and 164 miles from St. George.

POPULATION:
7,111 in the Richfield, Sevier County, 17,683 (Six County AOG estimates).

ALTITUDE:
5, 280 feet above sea level.

CLIMATE:
Richfield has a moderate climate with summer temperatures averaging high 80's and winter daytime temperatures in the high 30's. In winter, snow falls in the valley, but rarely gets over 12". Richfield's mile high area receives 7.82 inches of precipitation each year. Maximum and minimum temperatures are shown below.

  • Summer - 90. 0 high, 50. 3 low
  • Winter - 43. 2 high, 16.1 low
EMPLOYMENT:
The unemployment rate for Sevier County is 3.5%. Richfield has a work force of 3,471 persons with an average monthly income of $1,492. Utah is a right-to work state with fewer than 5% of manufacturing employees affiliated with unions. Major Employers in Sevier County are: Southern Utah Fuel Company, Moroni Processing Co-op, Albertson's Food Service, Sevier Valley Hospital, Georgia Pacific, U.S. Gypsum Co., Utah Power and Light Co., Robinson Transport Inc., Hales Sand and Gravel Co., D.P. Curtis Trucking, Barney Trucking, Christensen's, Larsen's, and K-mart.

HOUSING:
The current housing market is very strong and active. In 1994 the city experienced more than an increase in residential new home construction over the previous year. The average cost of a 1200 sq. ft main floor home cost: $85,000 - $110,000. There are six Real Estate Companies to help you with sales and rental assistance. Rental homes are available with typical rent payments of $425 - up.