Richmond is a relatively large city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 230,436 people and 107 constituent neighborhoods, Richmond is the fifth largest community in Virginia.
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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Richmond who work in office and administrative support (10.79%), sales jobs (9.39%), and management occupations (9.29%).
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.
One thing that you will notice about Richmond is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Richmond a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Richmond has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Richmond has quite a high level of public transit users. Richmond’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
The citizens of Richmond are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.64% of adults in Richmond have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Richmond in 2018 was $33,549, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,196 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. 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Richmond is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.