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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Richmondwas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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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.