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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$277,108
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,133
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    86%
  • Own
    14%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$15,331
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%

Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews

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The area is quite calm during the day, with lots of friendly and caring people. The fact that Richmond is a small city is fantastic. There's a mix of smalltown hospitality, and the fast pace of the city. There are many hidden gems in terms of activities, shopping and eating, but you have to do your research to enjoy them. Overall a beautiful landscape and I am glad to live here.
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I live around VCU so I am familiar with the area. I would love to spend more time there, and plan to apply in the fall because I like their programs and facilities.
The police are very visible, especially in the VCU area. At night, sirens become everyone's lullaby. As it is a city, there is a significant crime rate, but some areas are definitely very low in crime. The police are very available regardless of your issue and that is at least a calming feature, regardless of crime rate.