Richmond, California Population 2021

111,323
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Richmond is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 111,323, it is the 62nd largest city in California and the 272nd largest city in the United States. Richmond is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually and its population has increased by 7.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 103,701 in 2010. Richmond reached it's highest population of 111,323 in 2021. Spanning over 53 miles, Richmond has a population density of 3,704 people per square mile.

The average household income in Richmond is $87,666 with a poverty rate of 14.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,509 per month, and the median house value is $462,600. The median age in Richmond is 36 years, 35.3 years for males, and 37 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.8 males.

Richmond Demographics

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

  • White: 36.46%
  • Other race: 21.37%
  • Black or African American: 20.16%
  • Asian: 15.44%
  • Two or more races: 5.70%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.39%
The current population of Richmond, California is 111,323, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 110,189.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 103,701.

Richmond, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,06436.46%
Some Other Race23,48521.37%
Black or African American22,15020.16%
Asian16,96815.44%
Two or More Races6,2605.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native5240.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4330.39%
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Richmond Population by Race

Richmond Population Pyramid 2021

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Richmond Median Age

36


Total

35.3


Male

37


Female

Richmond Adults

There are 85,930 adults, (14,690 of whom are seniors) in Richmond.

Richmond Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Richmond Sex Ratio

Female

55,829

50.81%

Male

54,055

49.19%

Richmond Population by Age

Richmond Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Richmond Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.4%38.6%
All49.8%50.2%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Male39.3%60.7%
Female32.7%67.3%

49.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Richmond Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All37,0882.9349.8
Married15,7263.7261.4
Non Family12,1801.3746.4
Female6,4703.6632.7
Male2,7123.5939.3

3.53

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

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Richmond Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,02211.95%
9th to 12th Grade7,2479.60%
High School Graduate15,97521.17%
Some College15,80620.94%
Associates Degree6,1158.10%
Bachelors Degree13,80918.30%
Graduate Degree7,4969.93%
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Richmond Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Richmond Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic26,68815,6672,991
Black16,94814,8783,615
White16,62615,8369,003
Other Race13,1007,5641,178
Asian12,70510,4944,835
Multiple Races3,1382,878996
Native American444393133
Islander22716047

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 54.15%.

Richmond Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,618$41,853$36,557
Less Than High School$26,688$30,872$21,457
High School Grad$34,627$40,071$27,226
Some College$38,533$40,010$37,217
Bachelors Degree$55,047$61,133$50,894
Graduate Degree$76,375$78,906$75,132

$39,618

Average Earnings

$41,853

Average Male

$36,557

Average Female

Richmond Earnings by Educational Attainment

Richmond Language by Age

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Richmond Language

45.85% of Richmond residents speak only English, while 54.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.41% of the population.

Richmond Language

Richmond Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic46,2048,74518.93%
Other23,2765,19722.33%
Black21,9193,50616.00%
White19,2941,7038.83%
Asian16,9281,0566.24%
Multiple6,16690714.71%
Islander41610324.76%
Native524132.48%

14.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.07%

Male Poverty Rate

16.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richmond

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richmond is Islander, with 24.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richmond is Native, with 2.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.02%.

Richmond Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.97%
High School13.86%
Some College9.15%
Bachelors or Greater5.75%

Richmond Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.35%
Male Unemployed26.67%
Female Employed7.45%
Male Employed6.48%

Richmond Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Richmond Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$68,472$87,666
Families$74,051$93,609
Married Families$88,034$110,766
Non Families$51,542$67,934
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Income by Household Type

Richmond Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

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 35-44.

Richmond Marital Status by Race

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Richmond Marital Status

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3,231

Number of Veterans

2,961

Male Veterans

270

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,337
First Gulf War390
Korea331
Second Gulf War325
World War II112

Richmond Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74968
75+948
35 to 54652
55 to 64518
18 to 34145

Richmond Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,3457.12%
White1,1883.72%
Asian3572.47%
2 or More2827.02%
Hispanic1830.57%
Other400.25%
Indian193.78%

Richmond Veterans by Race

Richmond Veterans by Education

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8.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richmond Veterans by Education

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

6%

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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49.14%

Born in California

64.82%

Native Born

35.18%

Foreign Born

20.14%

Non Citizen

15.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

64.82% of Richmond residents were born in the United States, with 49.14% having been born in California. 20.14% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021111,3233780.34%
2020110,9453780.34%
2019110,5673780.34%
2018110,1893290.30%
2017109,8601970.18%
2016109,6636010.55%
2015109,0621,1411.06%
2014107,9218380.78%
2013107,0831,0601.00%
2012106,0231,1411.09%
2011104,8821,2511.21%
2010103,6314,4150.44%
200099,21611,7911.27%
199087,42512,7491.59%
198074,676-4,367-0.57%
197079,0437,1890.96%
196071,854-27,691-3.21%
195099,54575,90315.46%
194023,6423,5491.64%
193020,0933,2501.78%
192016,84310,0419.49%
19106,8020.00%

Richmond Population by Year