Richmond is a relatively large city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 226,610 people and 123 constituent neighborhoods, Richmond is the fifth largest community in Virginia.
Richmond is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (10.89%), management occupations (9.28%), and sales jobs (9.17%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.73% 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.
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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Richmond 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 Richmond area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Richmond is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.16% of adults in Richmond have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Richmond in 2018 was $35,682, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,728 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.