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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Richmond is a town in Indiana with a population of 35,653. Richmond is in Wayne County. Living in Richmond offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Richmond there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Richmond and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Richmond are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$667
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Richmond

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,145
National
$55,322

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Richmond Reviews

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Bike paths, niche shops, coffee houses! There is a spot for everyone and plenty of nightlife if you desire that. Several colleges and the city leadership is working to cater to students.
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Richmond offers a variety of diverse populations, and is still growing every single day. Diversity has taken the school system by storm. When I was in elementary school, I can only remember 10-12 other students that I knew did not look like me. Now, the breakdown of the population within the schools with regard to racial background is much closer to half Caucasian and half non Caucasian, which is definitely a positive change in my opinion.
My experience with Richmond is a positive one. I've only had a couple of incidences where I didn't feel safe or welcomed. I've lived here all of my life and can confidently say if you stay in the "good" parts of town you'll be fine. However, with the increase in drugs our community is struggling to deal with the problem and how to help those in need. I hope as I age we can find our footing again as a quaint Midwestern town with a positive imagine and a town you can feel safe in. It breaks my heart to see my city struggle and it encourages me to give back to my community ten fold. I am heavily involved with the children's community theater program and being able to make a difference in a young persons life is an incredible thing and gives me so much hope for the world.