Richmond is a relatively large city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 226,604 people and 123 constituent neighborhoods, Richmond is the fifth largest community in Virginia.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Richmond telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.47% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 noticeable about Richmond, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Richmond is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Richmond a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Richmond is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Richmond, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Richmond ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Richmond, 43.09% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Richmond in 2018 was $38,132, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,528 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.