Richmond, VA
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Richmond profile


Living in Richmond


Richmond is a relatively large city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 230,436 people and 107 constituent neighborhoods, Richmond is the fifth largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities, Richmond isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Richmond are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Richmond is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Richmond who work in office and administrative support (10.79%), sales jobs (9.39%), and management occupations (9.29%).

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.

Another interesting thing about Richmond, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Richmond has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Richmond has quite a high level of public transit users. Richmond’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The education level of Richmond citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.64% of adults in Richmond have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Richmond in 2018 was $33,549, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,196 for a family of four. However, Richmond contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Richmond is an extremely 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Richmond include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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