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.
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 (10.79%), 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 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.
Many people in Richmond take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Richmond citizens for affordable transportation.
The education level of Richmond citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.