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.
Richland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 education level of Richland ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Richland, 45.10% 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 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.