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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Richfield who work in office and administrative support (13.58%), food service (9.91%), and management occupations (8.67%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Richfield is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Richfield area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Richfield are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.31% of adults in Richfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Richfield in 2010 was $28,479, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,916 for a family of four. However, Richfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Richfield is an extremely 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 17.49% 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 (19.50%).

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