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Richmond, California - Basic Facts

The City of Richmond had a population of 109,131 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 California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Richmond is located at latitude 37.9523 and longitude -122.3606 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Richmond (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.05 sq. miles and a water area of 22.46 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Richmond (GNIS ID: 2410939) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Richmond is located within West Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

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.

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


Total Population 109,131
Population in Households 107,602
Population in Familes 86,467
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,529
Population Density1 3,631
Diversity Index2 91


Total Households 37,549
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 24,865
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40,603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,499 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,050 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,054 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $349,565
Average Home Value $390,349


Median Household Income $53,708
Average Household Income $75,256
Per Capita Income $26,568
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 1.03%
Households 0.61% 0.92%
Families 0.53% 0.92%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richmond to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 62 96th
Population Density1 # 356 77th
Diversity Index2 # 21 99th
Median Household Income # 796 48th
Per Capita Income # 823 46th

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