Richland, WA
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Richland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 54,248 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Richland is the 21st largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Richland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Richland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Richland who work in management occupations (12.06%), office and administrative support (11.40%), and sales jobs (8.22%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Richland has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Also of interest is that Richland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Richland are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.10% of adults in Richland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Richland in 2010 was $35,873, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,492 for a family of four. However, Richland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Richland is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Richland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Richland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Richland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Richland include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Richland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.