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Richmond
  • Suburb of Oakland, CA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Richmond is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 115,677. Richmond is in Contra Costa County. Living in Richmond offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Richmond there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Richmond and residents tend to be liberal.

About

About Richmond...
Population
115,677

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$557,900
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,683
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    629.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    14.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    20.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    208.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    219
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,590.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    899.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    national  11%

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