Richland, Washington Population 2021

59,609
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Richland is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 59,609, it is the 21st largest city in Washington and the 642nd largest city in the United States. Richland is currently growing at a rate of 1.17% annually and its population has increased by 24.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,058 in 2010. Richland reached it's highest population of 59,609 in 2021. Spanning over 43 miles, Richland has a population density of 1,520 people per square mile.

The average household income in Richland is $99,631 with a poverty rate of 8.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,087 per month, and the median house value is $263,500. The median age in Richland is 36.9 years, 35.5 years for males, and 38.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males.

Richland Demographics

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

  • White: 84.97%
  • Asian: 4.38%
  • Two or more races: 4.29%
  • Other race: 3.80%
  • Black or African American: 1.94%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Richland, Washington is 59,609, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 57,533.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,058.

Richland, Washington Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021308,2584,3231.40%
2020303,9354,3231.42%
2019299,6124,3231.44%
2018295,2895,1931.76%
2017290,0966,4032.21%
2016283,6934,7481.67%
2015278,9454,7911.72%
2014274,1543,3881.24%
2013270,7662,6951.00%
2012268,0714,5841.71%
2011263,4877,9453.02%
2010255,5420.00%

Richland Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,92584.97%
Asian2,4694.38%
Two or More Races2,4184.29%
Some Other Race2,1423.80%
Black or African American1,0921.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native3470.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.01%
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Richland Population by Race

Richland Population Pyramid 2021

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Richland Median Age

36.9


Total

35.5


Male

38.2


Female

Richland Adults

There are 42,791 adults, (9,132 of whom are seniors) in Richland.

Richland Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Richland Sex Ratio

Female

28,464

50.47%

Male

27,935

49.53%

Richland Population by Age

Richland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Richland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All65.1%34.9%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Female48.8%51.2%
Male39.2%60.8%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Richland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,2632.5265.1
Married11,2553.1481.5
Non Family7,7041.2649.6
Female2,1183.3648.8
Male1,1863.3539.2

3.1

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Richland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5361.41%
9th to 12th Grade9412.48%
High School Graduate7,44719.63%
Some College8,87823.40%
Associates Degree3,81310.05%
Bachelors Degree9,80225.83%
Graduate Degree6,52517.20%
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Richland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Richland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White31,36930,55913,793
Hispanic2,9642,574803
Asian1,8511,6961,228
Other Race1,086808151
Multiple Races1,0631,014373
Black582542150
Native American21021079
Islander6

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.34%.

Richland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,414$72,057$37,403
Less Than High School$26,218$45,648$19,766
High School Grad$36,432$45,696$25,272
Some College$39,839$56,535$30,750
Bachelors Degree$69,021$92,070$50,929
Graduate Degree$87,391$107,354$70,731

$52,414

Average Earnings

$72,057

Average Male

$37,403

Average Female

Richland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Richland Language by Age

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Richland Language

87.19% of Richland residents speak only English, while 12.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.02% of the population.

Richland Language

Richland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,8353,2147.33%
Hispanic6,3441,30620.59%
Other2,08354226.02%
Multiple2,35925910.98%
Asian2,4691184.78%
Black1,054928.73%
Native339216.19%

8.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.03%

Male Poverty Rate

9.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richland is Other, with 26.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richland is Asian, with 4.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.68%.

Richland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.82%
High School12.78%
Some College7.35%
Bachelors or Greater3.02%

Richland Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed20.40%
Female Unemployed17.63%
Female Employed5.33%
Male Employed3.15%

Richland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Richland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,686$99,631
Families$98,682$116,125
Married Families$111,791-
Non Families$53,333$64,536
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Income by Household Type

Richland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Richland Married by Age and Sex

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Richland Marriage

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

Richland Marital Status by Race

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Richland Marital Status

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4,121

Number of Veterans

3,743

Male Veterans

378

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,466
First Gulf War1,063
Second Gulf War893
Korea288
World War II197

Richland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,190
65 to 74933
75+907
55 to 64701
18 to 34390

Richland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,78410.26%
Hispanic1834.47%
2 or More15010.60%
Asian582.92%
Other563.67%
Black527.99%
Indian218.17%

Richland Veterans by Race

Richland Veterans by Education

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3.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richland Veterans by Education

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Richland Employment by Age

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Richland Employment by Race

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Richland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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49.96%

Born in Washington

91.78%

Native Born

8.22%

Foreign Born

3.55%

Non Citizen

4.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.78% of Richland residents were born in the United States, with 49.96% having been born in Washington. 3.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Richland Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202159,6096921.17%
202058,9176921.19%
201958,2256921.20%
201857,5338771.55%
201756,6561,5612.83%
201655,0956831.26%
201554,4121,1642.19%
201453,2486991.33%
201352,5497821.51%
201251,7671,1452.26%
201150,6221,7463.57%
201048,87610,1682.36%
200038,7086,3931.82%
199032,315-1,263-0.38%
198033,5787,2882.48%
197026,2902,7421.11%
196023,5481,7390.77%
195021,80921,60959.87%
19402000.00%

Richland Population by Year