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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Sandston is a suburb of Richmond with a population of 7,056. Sandston is in Henrico County. Living in Sandston offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Sandston and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Sandston...
Population
7,056

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$964
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Sandston 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
    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
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Sandston

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,962
National
$55,322
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Sandston Reviews

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I live just on the border of Sandston city limits. This area is very rural and quiet for small town folks. Just inside the town, you have more of an urban life, closer neighbors, shopping centers, grocery store, etc. If I want more urban life qualities just 10 minutes from Sandston is Richmond, VA. Or if I want to go somewhere a little more colonial, just a 30 minute drive in the other direction is Williamsburg. So I can get the urban life I want without living in it. I can still enjoy hearing the insects loudly at night through my window and not have the glare from city lights coming through keeping me awake.
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It is far away from all shopping. The only grocery store is Food Lion. The schools are not top rated and the elementary school my children attend leave little to be desired. Not much diversity, possibly due to how close we are to New Kent.
I love where I am from, but I would not want to raise my family here. The atmosphere isn't bad but I would rather live somewhere with more exciting things to do!