Richmond, Kentucky Population 2020

37,652

Richmond is a city located in Madison County, Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 37,652, it is the 6th largest city in Kentucky and the 1039th largest city in the United States. Richmond is currently growing at a rate of 2.39% annually and its population has increased by 20.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,364 in 2010. Spanning over 21 miles, Richmond has a population density of 1,852 people per square mile.

The average household income in Richmond is $50,717 with a poverty rate of 30.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $664 per month, and the median house value is $145,800. The median age in Richmond is 26.3 years, 26 years for males, and 26.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.5 males.

Richmond Ky Demographics

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

  • White: 87.55%
  • Black or African American: 7.57%
  • Two or more races: 2.91%
  • Asian: 1.40%
  • Other race: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Richmond, Kentucky is 37,652, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 35,894. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,364.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,26287.55%
Black or African American2,6187.57%
Two or More Races1,0072.91%
Asian4841.40%
Some Other Race1420.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native460.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.02%

Richmond Ky Population Pyramid 2020

Richmond Ky Median Age

26.3


Total

26


Male

26.6


Female

Richmond Ky Adults

There are 28,567 adults, (3,495 of whom are seniors) in Richmond Ky.

Richmond Ky Age Dependency

37.9

Age Dependency Ratio

13.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Richmond Ky Sex Ratio

Female

18,333

53.04%

Male

16,233

46.96%

Richmond Ky Households and Families

Richmond Ky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Richmond Ky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62%38%
Male47.9%52.1%
All35.6%64.4%
Female24.8%75.2%
Non Family23.4%76.6%

35.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,1082.2835.6
Non Family6,9181.4723.4
Married3,7303.262
Female1,9133.1424.8
Male5473.1847.9

3.02

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

10.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Richmond Ky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7674.17%
9th to 12th Grade1,3977.59%
High School Graduate4,56524.81%
Some College4,13822.49%
Associates Degree1,5608.48%
Bachelors Degree3,56519.37%
Graduate Degree2,41013.10%

Richmond Ky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,22514,4565,436
Black1,4011,153245
Hispanic2851735
Multiple Races24724445
Asian237233233
Other Race483014
Native American4622
Islander77

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 98.31%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,031$36,039$25,106
Less Than High School$15,665$17,165$13,750
High School Grad$23,015$26,935$19,380
Some College$24,213$26,759$21,066
Bachelors Degree$37,126$43,220$30,096
Graduate Degree$53,481$55,894$49,239

$28,031

Average Earnings

$36,039

Average Male

$25,106

Average Female

Richmond Ky Language

Richmond Ky Language by Age

Richmond Ky Language

94.90% of Richmond Ky residents speak only English, while 5.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.16% of the population.

Richmond Ky Poverty

Richmond Ky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,8937,46528.83%
Black2,18398345.03%
Hispanic66238558.16%
Multiple75726434.87%
Other1144539.47%
Native464495.65%
Asian465194.09%

30.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.10%

Male Poverty Rate

31.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richmond Ky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richmond Ky is Native, with 95.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richmond Ky is Asian, with 4.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 50.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.36%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.61%
High School24.48%
Some College22.22%
Bachelors or Greater8.15%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed64.48%
Female Unemployed50.78%
Female Employed25.94%
Male Employed21.25%

Richmond Ky Income

Richmond Ky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,532$50,717
Families$50,204$69,063
Married Families$75,051-
Non Families$23,700$32,235

Richmond Ky Marital Status

Richmond Ky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

27.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.9%

Male Marriage Rate

25.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Richmond Ky Married by Age and Sex

Richmond Ky 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 Ky Marital Status by Race

Richmond Ky Veterans

1,864

Number of Veterans

1,508

Male Veterans

356

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War792
Vietnam580
Second Gulf War364
Korea121
World War II58
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5636.16%
Black27813.25%
2 or More233.54%
Hispanic102.16%

$Richmond Ky Veterans by Education

17.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richmond Ky Employment Status

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Richmond Ky Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.82%

Born in Kentucky

96.78%

Native Born

3.22%

Foreign Born

1.96%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.78% of Richmond Ky residents were born in the United States, with 69.82% having been born in Kentucky. 1.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202037,6528792.39%
201936,7738792.45%
201835,8945621.59%
201735,3328792.55%
201634,4535551.64%
201533,8985601.68%
201433,3385921.81%
201332,7461190.36%
201232,6272670.83%
201132,3606702.11%
201031,6904,5381.56%
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%