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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Richmond is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 2,029. Richmond is in McHenry County. Living in Richmond offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Richmond there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals live in Richmond and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Richmond are highly rated.
About Richmond...
Population
2,029

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    363.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    155.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    207.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    778.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Richmond

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,898
National
$55,322
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Richmond Reviews

5 reviews
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Relatively small town with a nice grade school, middle school, and high school (which also has the neighboring town of Spring Grove feeding into it). Nice kept up restaurants, including fast food, dine in, or fancy. Bad traffic only during rush hours typically.
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I have resided in Richmond for three years. The comfort and acceptance I received from everyone in the town was amazing. I felt as if I had been living there for 20 plus years. I feel very comfortable and safe within the community! Richmond is definitely a town I would suggest to families.
I love small town feel and richmond is classic small town feel. It seems like the ideal place to film a movie. Raising my family in RIchmond was the best decision my husband and I made. Its a small town feel while also being close to larger cities.