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B
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
    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
$81,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$601
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Richmond Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

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

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,844
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Richmond Reviews

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I grew up in Richmond and thought it was the best place ever with job opportunities and good schooling. However I have realised the job market is declining and drugs and crime is increasing. I am interested in helping with this by obtaining my degree. I want to educate people about addiction and open a sober living environment to help guide people to change their lives into positivity with a life of sobriety. The key is education and getting society to help with this endeavor along with the justice system instead of labeling and isolating the addict. People in addiction have shame and guilt and need to be treated with respect, dignity, and love. This will help with self respect, self worth, and motivation. Many people get involved with addiction due to not feeling as though they belong therefore it is very important to give them a sense of belonging within the community.
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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.
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.