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Overall Niche Grade
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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 dense 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
Dense 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
    83.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    567.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,172.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    225.3
    284

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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I have thoroughly enjoyed Richmond so far! There's a variety of entertainment all around town, such as thrift stores and local shops, tons of restaurants, and all kinds of other things to find in a college town! It's a town located right off of Lake Reba, so there's tons of outdoor activities to take part in as well.
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Richmond is a place where everybody gets along with everybody; it's a mid-sized town with approximately 60,000 people. There are lots of ways to get around town, so it is always easy to avoid traffic. The education here is pretty good, as we have many people that attend college after high school. The police do a good job of protecting us, and there aren't TOO many crazy drivers here, but those are everywhere nowadays. It is very affordable, and lots of comfortable and cozy homes that are being put up and waiting for people to move in. Overall, you will enjoy it very much if you move to Richmond for the long haul.
I grew up in Richmond, Ky and it is still my permanent residence until I graduate from college. I had a typical family lifestyle in Richmond and had neighborhood friends to play with and hang out with. I had a great childhood and teenage years. I still come home in the summers and meet up with my friends that I’ve had since I was in preschool because their families still reside in Richmond. You can be in the countryside, city, or the lake in no time a all. Richmond is a very family friendly city.