Richmond, California Population 2022

118,998
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Richmond is a city located in Contra Costa County California. With a 2020 population of 118,998, it is the 54th largest city in California and the 257th largest city in the United States. Richmond is currently growing at a rate of 1.08% annually and its population has increased by 2.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 116,448 in 2020. Spanning over 53 miles, Richmond has a population density of 3,959 people per square mile.

The average household income in Richmond is $87,666 with a poverty rate of 13.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,574 per month, and the median house value is $505,800. The median age in Richmond is 36 years, 35.3 years for males, and 37 years for females.

Richmond Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Richmondwas:

  • White: 36.00%
  • Other race: 20.98%
  • Black or African American: 18.21%
  • Asian: 14.99%
  • Two or more races: 8.64%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.47%
The current population of Richmond, California is 118,998 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 116,448.

Richmond, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Richmond Population by Race

Richmond Population Pyramid 2022

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Richmond Median Age

37.2


Total

36


Male

38.1


Female

Richmond Adults

There are 86,435 adults, (15,123 of whom are seniors) in Richmond.

Richmond Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Richmond Sex Ratio

Female

56,036

50.92%

Male

54,015

49.08%

Richmond Population by Age

Richmond Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Richmond Household Types

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Richmond Households and Families

3.48

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

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Richmond Households by Type

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Richmond Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Richmond Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 55.00%.

Richmond Educational Attainment by Race

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$41,216

Average Earnings

$44,388

Average Male

$36,916

Average Female

Richmond Earnings by Educational Attainment

Richmond Language by Age

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Richmond Language

45.58% of Richmond residents speak only English, while 54.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.67% of the population.

Richmond Language

Richmond Poverty by Race

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13.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.41%

Male Poverty Rate

15.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richmond

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richmond is Islander, with 22.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richmond is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.09%.

Richmond Poverty

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Richmond Poverty Rate by Education

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Richmond Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Richmond Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Richmond Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Richmond Married by Age and Sex

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Richmond 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 Marital Status by Race

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Richmond Marital Status

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2,915

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Richmond Veterans by War

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Richmond Veterans by Age

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Richmond Veterans by Race

Richmond Veterans by Education

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8.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richmond Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Richmond Employment by Age

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Richmond Employment by Race

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Richmond 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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50.02%

Born in Richmond

65.55%

Native Born

34.45%

Foreign Born

18.84%

Non Citizen

15.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.55% of Richmond residents were born in the United States, with 50.02% having been born in California. 18.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Richmond Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Richmond Population by Year