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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Richmond is a town in Kentucky with a population of 33,993. Richmond is in Madison County. Living in Richmond offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Richmond and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Richmond are above average.
About Richmond...
Population
33,993

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$653
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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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
    102.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    68.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    85.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    614.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,556.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    315.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    30%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Richmond

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,754
National
$55,322

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Richmond Reviews

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Richmond, KY is a growing city. There is always something to do around town, but if exploring other large cities are wanted, places like Lexington and Louisville are within an arm's reach. Local shops give the people what they desire and the corporations give them what they need. Richmond is also in-line with I-75; this makes Richmond easily accessible for travelers and the people going to work!
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I truly love the duality of Richmond, with its big-city resources and its small town feel. Richmond, Kentucky is truly a town for everybody!
Richmond, Kentucky is a small town with a slight city vibe. Travel distance to anywhere that you would want to go within city limits is minimal. It's an excellent place to start a family in my opinion. Small community feel where everyone knows everyone, while fairly busy and lively because of the college presence. I have had the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the most genuine and authentic people I've ever had the pleasure to meet within this city!