Richmond, TX
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Richmond is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 12,138 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Richmond is the 200th largest community in Texas.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Richmond is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.01% of the Richmond workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Richmond is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Richmond who work in sales jobs (13.02%), office and administrative support (9.67%), and food service (7.81%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Richmond rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.77% of adults 25 and older in Richmond have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Richmond in 2010 was $20,096, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,384 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 60.02% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Richmond include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Czech.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Richmond's cultural character, accounting for 21.18% of the city’s population.

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