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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Richmond is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 28,701. Richmond is in Philadelphia County. Living in Richmond offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Richmond there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Richmond and residents tend to be liberal.
About Richmond...
Population
28,701

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$100,144
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$881
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Richmond Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    289.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    275.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    311.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,820.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,299
National
$55,322
Families with Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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Richmond Reviews

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The crime is North Philadelphia is one of those topics that never goes away. People fear of walking alone at night because you can easily get rob, assault and even rape! To me this is a real concern because I have a 3 years old nephew and I would love to see my nephew grow up in a place where he can feel safe all times.
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Despite the harsh reputation almost everywhere in Philadelphia has, all in all, this is not a bad place to call home. Like any major city, crime such as murder and illegal substance is a factor, but the Philadelphia Police Department is actively doing the best job they can to provide a safe environment for residence and visitors. In my neighborhood, we are a very close-knit community when tragedy strikes.
If I could choose again, I will choose another place to live. Living in North Philadelphia is a very risky challenge, and to raise children is worst. People do not respect the lives of others and the drug/crime is getting worst and worst by the day.