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Richmond, California - Basic Facts

The City of Richmond had a population of 111,036 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Richmond, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 111,036
Daytime Population: Workers 37,698
Daytime Population: Residents 59,642
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 97,340
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 109,472
Population in Familes 87,919
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,564
Population Density2 3,695
Diversity Index3 91


Median Household Income $55,331
Average Household Income $79,170
Per Capita Income $27,961


Total Housing Units 40,912 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,877 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,375 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,660 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $378,645
Average Home Value $418,658


Total Households 38,252
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 25,319
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.92%
Households 0.78% 0.84%
Families 0.71% 0.83%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 2017 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 # 61 96th
Population Density # 353 77th
Diversity Index # 21 99th
Median Household Income # 780 49th
Per Capita Income # 803 47th

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