Richmond, VA
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Richmond is a relatively large city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 227,032 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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Richmond who work in office and administrative support (12.34%), management occupations (10.14%), and sales jobs (9.93%).

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.

Another interesting thing about Richmond, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

A lot of people in Richmond take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Richmond, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The citizens of Richmond are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.46% of adults in Richmond have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Richmond in 2010 was $30,113, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,452 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 French.