Richmond, Kentucky Population 2021

36,839
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Richmond is a city located in Madison County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Madison County. With a 2020 population of 36,839, it is the 6th largest city in Kentucky and the 1066th largest city in the United States . Richmond is currently growing at a rate of 0.93% annually and its population has increased by 17.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,364 in 2010. Richmond reached it's highest population of 36,839 in 2021. Spanning over 21 miles, Richmond has a population density of 1,812 people per square mile.

The average household income in Richmond is $53,036 with a poverty rate of 30.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $687 per month, and the median house value is $152,600. The median age in Richmond is 26.1 years, 26.1 years for males, and 26.2 years for females.

Richmond Demographics

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

  • White: 87.32%
  • Black or African American: 7.23%
  • Two or more races: 2.82%
  • Asian: 1.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.71%
  • Other race: 0.40%
  • Native American: 0.21%
The current population of Richmond, Kentucky is 36,839 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 35,816.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,364.

Richmond, Kentucky Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021108,7658360.77%
2020107,9298360.77%
2019107,0938360.78%
2018106,2579090.86%
2017105,3481,5011.42%
2016103,8471,2621.22%
2015102,5851,0641.04%
2014101,5211,1051.09%
2013100,4165190.52%
201299,8974680.47%
201199,4291,2481.26%
201098,1810.00%

Richmond Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,67987.32%
Black or African American2,5417.23%
Two or More Races9912.82%
Asian4561.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2510.71%
Some Other Race1400.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native750.21%
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Richmond Population by Race

Richmond Population Pyramid $2021

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Richmond Median Age

26.1


Total

26.1


Male

26.2


Female

Richmond Adults

There are 28,887 adults, (3,601 of whom are seniors) in Richmond.

Richmond Age Dependency

38.9

Age Dependency Ratio

14.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Richmond Sex Ratio

Female

18,706

53.24%

Male

16,427

46.76%

Richmond Population by Age

Richmond Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Richmond Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63%37%
Male38.8%61.2%
All35.8%64.2%
Female25.6%74.4%
Non Family23.4%76.6%

35.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Richmond Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,3172.2835.8
Non Family6,9341.4923.4
Married3,8333.163
Female1,9423.2325.6
Male6083.1338.8

2.98

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Richmond Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6913.71%
9th to 12th Grade1,4497.77%
High School Graduate4,81225.81%
Some College4,03621.65%
Associates Degree1,8599.97%
Bachelors Degree3,39418.20%
Graduate Degree2,40412.89%
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Richmond Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Richmond Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White16,39714,7205,369
Black1,3941,171188
Hispanic3252016
2+ Races22021730
Asian218214194
Islander847
Native American63141
Other Race414116

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 88.99%.

Richmond Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,016$38,649$26,896
Less Than 9th Grade$17,383$20,359$13,611
High School Graduate$25,696$38,661$19,284
Some College$25,544$27,431$21,779
Bachelors Degree$39,167$45,574$31,481
Graduate Degree$54,139$56,623$52,039

$31,016

Average Earnings

$38,649

Average Male

$26,896

Average Female

Richmond Earnings by Educational Attainment

Richmond Language by Age

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Richmond Language

94.99% of Richmond residents speak only English, while 5.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Richmond Language

Richmond Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,2817,59528.90%
Black2,09984940.45%
Hispanic70647467.14%
Multiple71625435.47%
Native675480.60%
Islander2465321.54%
Other1325239.39%
Asian42271.66%

30.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.11%

Male Poverty Rate

32.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richmond

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richmond is Native, with 80.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richmond is Asian, with 1.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 50.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.64%.

Richmond Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.58%
Some College23.05%
High School22.03%
Bachelors or Greater7.95%

Richmond Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.40%
Male Unemployed39.73%
Female Employed26.20%
Male Employed21.85%

Richmond Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Richmond Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,302$53,036
Families$52,752$73,118
Married Families$78,547-
Non Families$24,704$32,748
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Income by Household Type

Richmond Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.3%

Male Marriage Rate

25.2%

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 45-54, 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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1,748

Number of Veterans

1,481

Male Veterans

267

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam603
First Gulf War585
Second Gulf War397
Korea145
World War II46

Richmond Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54482
65 to 74473
55 to 64356
75+233
18 to 34204

Richmond Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5185.95%
Black2089.83%
2+ Races223.30%
Hispanic81.62%

Richmond Veterans by Race

Richmond Veterans by Education

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22.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richmond Veterans by Education

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62.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

7.2%

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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70.93%

Born in Richmond

96.95%

Native Born

3.05%

Foreign Born

1.90%

Non Citizen

1.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.95% of Richmond residents were born in the United States, with 70.93% having been born in Kentucky. 1.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Richmond Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202136,8393410.93%
202036,4983410.94%
201936,1573410.95%
201835,8164881.38%
201735,3288742.54%
201634,4545511.63%
201533,9035611.68%
201433,3425981.83%
201332,7441160.36%
201232,6282630.81%
201132,3656732.12%
201031,6924,5401.56%
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%

Richmond Population by Year