Richmond is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 110,567 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Richmond is the 61st largest community in California.
Housing costs in Richmond are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
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, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Richmond who work in office and administrative support (11.28%), maintenance occupations (8.73%), and management occupations (8.38%).
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.
Richmond is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Richmond, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.75 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Richmond is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Richmond, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The overall education level of Richmond is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.23% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Richmond in 2018 was $31,089, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,356 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Richmond, accounting for 42.47% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Richmond's cultural character, accounting for 35.18% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Richmond is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.