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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Henrico County is located in Virginia with a population of 324,073. Henrico County is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Henrico County, most residents own their homes. In Henrico County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Henrico County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Henrico County are highly rated.
Population
324,073

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,095
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Henrico County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Henrico County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,447
National
$55,322

Henrico County Reviews

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Henrico County is conveniently located just minutes from the city of Richmond. Henrico offers an abundance of shops, including outdoor malls, eateries, state of the art libraries, and parks, just to name a few. The area is generally safe considering its proximity to the city. Most of the public schools in the county are accredited, and school staff generally seem supportive. I am fortunate to live in a diverse neighborhood with down-to-earth, friendly neighbors. There are bike lanes and sidewalks, which give way to healthier living. Real estate in this area tends to be high, because the area is sought after. All in all, it's a great place to live!
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Great place to work & live! Decent school, excellent leadership. Quiet & friendly neighbors, the price of living is a little steep but I maintain. Great places to shop and eat, great teachers. Very diverse place to live. Attended a community college in Henrico, J. Sargeant Reynolds, graduates with a Associates in Accounting then transferred to Mary Baldwin where I am currently in my last year.
My experience in Henrico, Virginia has been amazing! I moved here when I was young and the atmosphere around me has been great since then. It is very family friendly with many parks in the area. It also has good public schools for children to attend to along with a safe community. Lastly, since it is close to the city of Richmond, there are a lot of jobs in the area, which are also easy to commute to. Overall, Henrico County has been a safe and welcome environment for the whole family.