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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Richmond is a city in Virginia with a population of 216,773. Living in Richmond offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Richmond there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Richmond.
About Richmond...
Population
216,773

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$916
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Richmond Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    248
    283
  • Murder
    19
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    221
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    727
    500
  • Theft
    2,795
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    395
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,187
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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Richmond Reviews

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Richmond is a beautiful and historic place. The diversity is wonderful and many people here just love to have a good time! In this area, neighbors wave to each other and everyone tries to look out for one another. Although it can be quite expensive to live here, it is worth the price. There are also many things to do in the Richmknd area! From family fun all day to a great time out with friends at night, Richmond has nearly everything.
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RVA is a great town with lots of family friendly events, sports, festivals, and great restaurants! Schools in surrounding counties are great most are ranked top in the state and National Blue Ribbon winners. Safe and affordable place to raise a family traffic is not a nightmare and quality of life is awesome.
A wonderful balance between a big city and peaceful suburb. Richmond isn't a large city, but offers all of the amenities of one. Within the "downtown" area, restaurants, bars, retail, and more business are all easily within walking distance. The Virginia Commonwealth University is located in the heard of the city, and offers diversity to the city with all walks of life coming in for school. I will admit, the traffic can be frustrating, especially when construction is occurring. I recommend avoiding Broad Street at all times! Take Monument Ave if you can.