B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$80,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$603
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Richmond Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,357
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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I grew up in Richmond. The suburbs and country side are beautiful places. The Glenn Miller Park is beautiful, and a safe place to spend time. Hayes Arboretum is also a safe place with so many trails to hike, and activities for everyone to do. Historic Richmond in the Depot District is beautiful and lively. The Promenade is full of shops to go in, a bakery(that has great smiley face cookies), and a candy shop(with great caramel candies). Dance Techniques is a great dance studio, with great instructors.
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Richmond offers very little to its residents. There are no fancy restaurants or any extravagant theme parks or even any entertainment businesses except the movie theater. The people are unenergetic and mopey. The schools in and around Richmond aren't too bad, students are somewhat prepared for college but in no way prepared for real life. The poverty level is EXTREMELY high and it is evident once you see that there is only part of town that is somewhat wealthy and it still doesn't look that grand. Overall, the town is fairly mediocre and wouldn't recommend living here.
I have lived in Richmond, Indiana my whole life. I enjoy living here because it is a relatively small town with a bigger cities vibe. There are a lot of things to do here, and there are a few big cities within an hours drive. One thing I do not like about Richmond is there is a pretty big drug problem developing. Heroin is becoming a huge problem here, but this is a problem a lot of cities around the United States are experiencing. Overall I think Richmond, Indiana is a great place to live.