Richmond city

Richmond, VA: What you need to know

Richmond, VA, is the capital of Virginia and the third-largest city in the state. The city has a strong business climate with several Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies, as well as small businesses, and earned a spot on Forbes' list of The Best Places For Business and Careers. Richmond also features a variety of attractions and activities, and is home to a thriving restaurant scene.


Richmond, VA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 213,735
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $40,758
Median Home Price $193,700
Walkscore 49

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Real Estate in Richmond, VA

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Richmond, VA Demographics

Median Population in Richmond, VA

Median Age 32.9%
Age 18 Over 81.6%
Age 21 Over 75.5%
Age 62 Over 14.6%
Age 65 Over 11.4%

Race in Richmond, VA

  Ethnicity White 44%
  Ethnicity Black 48.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.5%
  Ethnicity Other 1.1%

Population By Gender in Richmond, VA

  Male 47.6%
  Female 52.4%

Language in Richmond, VA

  English Only 90.2%
  English Other 9.8%

Economics in Richmond, VA

  Median Household Income $40,758
  Median Home Price $193,700
  Homes Owned 57.7%
  Homes Rent 42.3%
  Median Property Rent $896

in Richmond, VA

Commute Types in Richmond, VA

  Walked 5.1%
  Worked at Home 4.2%
  Public Transportation 5.7%
  Other Means 3.6%
  Drove Alone 70.2%
  Carpooled 11.1%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 308
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