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Richmond, VA

Richmond leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
223,787
Richmond Population7
$
43,065
Median Income6
8.1
%
Unemployment Rate20
 

City Score

 

Population

Richmond's 25 to 34 year old population grew by 43% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 11%

Age

33.8
Median Age7
10.9
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Richmond residents are predominantly Black and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the Black community has grown by 3.1% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 6.8%

Race

62.2
%
Virginia Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Richmond has comfortable summers and cold winters. The temperature reaches 90°F or above 43 days per year with an average temperature in January of 38°F

Weather

31
%
Chance of Rain12
62
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature41

 

Housing

The average home value in Richmond increased by 38% since 2010 which is 4% lower than the national average and 17% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,350
Monthly Average13
57
%
Renters42

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Richmond is a high tax location with sales tax 37% lower than the national average and property tax 27% lower than the national average, but income tax 36% higher than the national average.

Other

0.81
%
Property Tax24
4.3
%
Sales Tax23
4.05
%
Vehicle Tax24

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)43

 

Employment

Richmond has a low employment rate of 92% which is 2% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Brinks and CarMax

Income

19.8
%
<$25,0006
12.6
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry20

 

Politics

Richmond leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results45

Representatives

Mayor31 Levar Stoney
Democratic
House of Representative31 Aston Donald McEachin
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, is 43.2 miles from the center of Richmond, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, is 8.9 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, VCU Medical Center, is 3.6 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical32 CBD Oil Only
Decriminalized32 Yes
 

Safety

In Virginia, 35.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 41.8% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks33
No
Permit to Purchase Law33

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#69 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report34
#53 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report35
#34 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub36
#18 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades37
 

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