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Richmond, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Richmond is the 5th largest city in Virginia with a population of 222,071 as of July 1, 2016. Richmond ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Richmond is located at latitude 37.5314 and longitude -77.476 in Richmond (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Richmond (see map below) encompass a land area of 59.82 sq. miles and a water area of 2.66 sq. miles. Richmond (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 210 feet.

The City of Richmond (GNIS ID: 1789073) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richmond population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Richmond: Manchester, None Such, Richmond City, Shoccoe's, Shockoe.

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Richmond, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 222,071
Population in Households 208,733
Population in Familes 131,453
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,338
Population Density1 3,712
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 94,275
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 44,127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 106,596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,787 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 55,488 (52.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,321 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $200,666
Average Home Value $283,334


Median Household Income $38,906
Average Household Income $60,867
Per Capita Income $26,795
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.35% 1.33%
Households 1.26% 1.33%
Families 1.06% 1.19%
Median Household Income   -0.48%
Per Capita Income   0.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Richmond, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richmond to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 62 90th
Diversity Index2 # 105 82nd
Median Household Income # 432 27th
Per Capita Income # 270 55th

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