Richmond, KY

Richmond profile

Living in Richmond

Richmond is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 36,157 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Richmond is the seventh largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Richmond is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Richmond is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Richmond who work in office and administrative support (12.03%), sales jobs (10.77%), and food service (10.62%).

Also of interest is that Richmond has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because Richmond has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Richmond lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Richmond is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Richmond people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.

The overall education level of Richmond citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.10% of adults in Richmond have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Richmond in 2018 was $21,551, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,204 for a family of four. However, Richmond contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Richmond also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.34% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Richmond is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Richmond home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Richmond residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Richmond include Irish, German, English, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Richmond is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.