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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Richmond is a suburb of Houston with a population of 12,084. Richmond is in Fort Bend County. Living in Richmond offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Richmond and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Richmond are above average.
About Richmond...
Population
12,084

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$776
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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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
    239.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    478.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,541.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    82.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%

Working in Richmond

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,340
National
$55,322
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Richmond Reviews

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The Public Schools in Richmond are fantastic, although with the zoning that made many parents mad and shifted the routine in which our our city does things, we aligned ourselves appropriately, and turns out the schools are a great fit for us! Safety is not a major concern here in Richmond. The real estate market and affordability, depends on which part of Richmond you go to. There is plenty of diversity, which what Houston is all about! Of course, it's family friendly, and plenty of healthy options for people living healthy. The job opportunities are not sparse, in fact it is very vast, but if you're looking for a job, you better be an adult or someone with experience because they won't hire. Last but not least, if you choose the right job, for you considering your distance to and from the job, the commute job isn't too bad, but we do have the standard traffic that any city has, as long as you don't take any major roads or highways you'll be fine.
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For one, everyone in Richmond is kind and very welcoming! When I first moved here about a year ago, I was immediately welcomed by neighbors who kindly offered eggs and sugar for our big move! I also recall when one of my other neighbors lost their pet dog, and everyone in the neighborhood did what they could to get the dog back to its rightful owner! Another thing is that everyone there is very mindful of the environment, and does their best to ensure the area is clean as well as growing fresh produce. In regards to shopping, there are a ton new restaurants and stores opening up at the moment. Lastly, there is always an awesome event going on. I highly recommend this area for families with active kids who just want to go out and have some fun!
Richmond, Texas is a very diverse city that welcomes people of all age, color, race, and religion. There are so many opportunities to achieve goals and fulfill the daily needs to the best of one's ability. The local people are very helpful and are always willing to support their community's needs. The environment is very positive, safe , and neat and being around the area sparks joy and makes one feel like they belong to the community. I have lived here for almost 10 years my experience has been memorable and exciting as all the neighbors were welcoming and cheerful. There are events and organizations for every religion, field, or interest. The schools are very supportive or their students and always willing to help the community through fundraisers and events. It is very safe and the environment created by the people allows one to go somewhere comfortably and without worry. There are various jobs available as there are new plazas and sites being constructed to open very rapidly.