Richfield, OH


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Richfield is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 3,702 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Richfield is the 321st largest community in Ohio.

Richfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Ohio, but Richfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Richfield is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Richfield is a village of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Richfield who work in management occupations (20.20%), sales jobs (17.60%), and office and administrative support (12.22%).

Of important note, Richfield is also a village of artists. Richfield has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Richfield’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.33% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Richfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Richfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

The citizens of Richfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.08% of adults in Richfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Richfield in 2010 was $42,539, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,156 for a family of four. However, Richfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Richfield include Italian, Polish, Irish, and English.

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