Richmond, Kentucky Population 2019

Richmond, Kentucky's estimated population is 35,894 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Richmond, Kentucky is the 6th largest city in Kentucky based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1570.13 people/mi² (606.23 people/km²).

The overall median age is 25.8 years, 25.5 years for males, and 26 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.25 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Richmond, Kentucky is $34,754, while the mean household income is $49,659.

Richmond Ky Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Richmond Ky was:

  • White: 86.70%
  • Black or African American: 8.49%
  • Two or more races: 3.02%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.11%

How Many People Live in Richmond, Kentucky?

35,894
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201835,8945621.59%
201735,3328792.55%
201634,4535551.64%
201533,8985601.68%
201433,3385921.81%
201332,7461190.36%
201232,6272670.83%
201132,3606702.11%
201031,6904,5381.56%
200027,1525,9972.53%
199021,155-550-0.26%
198021,7054,8442.56%
197016,8614,6933.32%
196012,1681,9001.71%
195010,2682,9333.42%
19407,3358401.22%
19306,4958731.45%
19205,6222820.52%
19105,3406871.39%
19004,653-420-0.86%
18905,0732,1645.72%
18802,9090.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White29,471
Black or African American2,887
Two or More Races1,025
Asian413
Some Other Race119
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander41
American Indian and Alaska Native37

Richmond Ky Population Pyramid 2019

Richmond Ky Median Age

25.8


Total

25.5


Male

26


Female

Richmond Ky Adults

There are 27,785 adults, (3,414 of whom are seniors) in Richmond Ky.

Richmond Ky Age Dependency

39.5

Age Dependency Ratio

14

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Richmond Ky Sex Ratio

Female

18,119

53.30%

Male

15,874

46.70%

Richmond Ky Households and Families

Richmond Ky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Richmond Ky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.9%39.1%
Male42.1%57.9%
All34.4%65.6%
Female23.8%76.2%
Non Family22.1%77.9%

34.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,9542.2534.4
Non Family6,7031.4722.1
Married3,7333.1660.9
Female1,9413.0223.8
Male5772.942.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

10.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Richmond Ky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7694.38%
9th to 12th Grade1,2627.18%
High School Graduate4,46525.42%
Some College4,13123.52%
Associates Degree1,1296.43%
Bachelors Degree3,50119.93%
Graduate Degree2,30913.14%

Richmond Ky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,31413,6855,223
Black1,5191,267295
Hispanic26317736
Multiple Races24019244
Asian225221211
Native American2611
Other Race26122
Islander88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 93.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,551$36,228$24,215
Less Than High School$16,346$16,397$16,250
High School Grad$23,678$32,717$18,637
Some College$24,276$27,966$21,225
Bachelors Degree$36,278$42,143$29,375
Graduate Degree$52,655$54,321$49,105

$28,551

Average Earnings

$36,228

Average Male

$24,215

Average Female

Richmond Ky Language

Richmond Ky Language by Age

Richmond Ky Language

94.65% of Richmond Ky residents speak only English, while 5.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.05% of the population.

Richmond Ky Poverty

Richmond Ky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,0387,27729.06%
Black2,4711,25650.83%
Multiple83728534.05%
Hispanic53325748.22%
Other863641.86%
Native262596.15%
Asian379153.96%

31.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.81%

Male Poverty Rate

33.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richmond Ky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richmond Ky is Native, with 96.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richmond Ky is Asian, with 3.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.91%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.64%
High School25.68%
Some College22.88%
Bachelors or Greater9.82%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed64.10%
Female Unemployed45.63%
Female Employed27.70%
Male Employed20.37%

Richmond Ky Income

Richmond Ky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,754$49,659
Families$48,444$66,710
Married Families$69,316-
Non Families$24,509$31,262

Richmond Ky Marital Status

Richmond Ky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

27.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.0%

Male Marriage Rate

25.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Richmond Ky Married by Age and Sex

Richmond Ky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Richmond Ky Marital Status by Race

Richmond Ky Veterans

1,949

Number of Veterans

1,612

Male Veterans

337

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War820
Vietnam555
Second Gulf War444
Korea180
World War II79

Richmond Ky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7207.04%
Black1847.99%
2 or More457.27%
Hispanic92.11%

Richmond Ky Veterans by Education

17.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richmond Ky Employment Status

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Richmond Ky Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.58%

Born in Kentucky

96.27%

Native Born

3.73%

Foreign Born

2.58%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.27% of Richmond Ky residents were born in the United States, with 69.58% having been born in Kentucky. 2.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.