Richfield, MN


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Richfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 36,216 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Richfield is the 25th largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities, Richfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Richfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Richfield is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Richfield who work in office and administrative support (14.26%), food service (10.57%), and sales jobs (8.18%).

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

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Richfield use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Richfield‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Richfield citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.39% of adults in Richfield have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Richfield in 2010 was $28,089, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,356 for a family of four. However, Richfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Richfield is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Richfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Richfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Richfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Richfield include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

In addition, Richfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.12%).

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