Richmond, CA

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Population

108,853

0.508% growth

Median Age

35.7


Median Household Income

$61,045

6.9% growth

Poverty Rate

15.7%


Number of Employees

52,092

2.22% growth

Median Property Value

$371,900

12.6% growth

About

In 2017, Richmond, CA had a population of 109k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $61,045. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Richmond, CA grew from 108,303 to 108,853, a 0.508% increase and its median household income grew from $57,107 to $61,045, a 6.9% increase.

The population of Richmond, CA is 42% Hispanic or Latino, 20.2% Black or African American Alone, and 17.9% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Richmond, CA speak a non-English language, and 79.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Richmond, CA is $371,900, and the homeownership rate is 50.3%. Most people in Richmond, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Richmond, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Richmond, CA employs 52.1k people. The largest industries in Richmond, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,871 people), Retail Trade (5,522 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,085 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,932), Finance & Insurance ($70,442), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,403).

Median household income in Richmond, CA is $61,045. Males in Richmond, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Richmond, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,045

2017 value

± $2,140

6.9%

1 Year Growth

± 4.65%

Households in Richmond, CA have a median annual income of $61,045, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,107 in 2016, which represents a 6.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Richmond, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3780

  2. Census Tract 3700

  3. Census Tract 3800

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Richmond, CA was Census Tract 3780 with a value of $97,313, followed by Census Tract 3700 and Census Tract 3800, with respective values of $90,781 and $79,277.

The following map shows all of the places in Richmond, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Richmond, CA (16.9k out of 108k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    8,943 ± 736

  2. White

    6,427 ± 625

  3. Other

    4,166 ± 494

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Richmond, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

52.1k

2017 Value

± 1,741

2.22%

1 Year growth

± 4.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richmond, CA grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 51k employees to 52.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Richmond, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,655 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,880 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (4,711 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Richmond, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Richmond, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,655 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,880 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (4,711 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Richmond, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.3 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.65 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Richmond, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($106,583), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($98,676), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($93,015).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.1k

2017 Value

± 1,741

2.22%

1 Year growth

± 4.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richmond, CA grew at a rate of 2.22%, from 51k employees to 52.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Richmond, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,871 people), Retail Trade (5,522 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,085 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Richmond, CA, though some of these residents may live in Richmond, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Richmond, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,871 people), Retail Trade (5,522 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,085 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Richmond, CA has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.71 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.59 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Richmond, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,932), Finance & Insurance ($70,442), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,403).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.4% of the population of Richmond, CA has health coverage, with 41.3% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 8.84% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.55% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Richmond, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Richmond, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.6%

Uninsured

41.3%

Employer Coverage

25.3%

Medicaid

8.84%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

0.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Richmond, CA declined by 8.35% from 14.8% to 13.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Richmond, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Richmond, CA is home to a population of 109k people, from which 79.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Richmond, CA residents were born outside of the country (38.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Richmond, CA is composed of 45.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (42%), 22k Black or African American Alone residents (20.2%), 19.5k White Alone residents (17.9%), 16k Asian Alone residents (14.7%), 4.21k Two or More Races residents (3.87%), 762 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.7%), 437 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.401%), and 222 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.204%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Richmond, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Richmond, CA was 35.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Richmond, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Richmond, CA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    38.4k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Richmond, CA residents (38.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Richmond, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

79.1%

2017 Citizenship

79.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 79.1% of Richmond, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Richmond, CA was 79.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    45.8k ± 2.8k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    22k ± 1.43k

  3. White Alone

    19.5k ± 965

In 2017, there were 2.08 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (45.8k people) in Richmond, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22k Black or African American Alone and 19.5k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Richmond, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Richmond, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Richmond, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Richmond, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,486 ± 202

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    331 ± 146

  3. Korea

    288 ± 100

Richmond, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Richmond, CA was $371,900 in 2017, which is 1.71 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $330,200 to $371,900, a 12.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Richmond, CA is 50.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Richmond, CA have an average commute time of 33.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Richmond, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$61,045

Median Household Income

± $2,140

36.7k

Number of Households

± 1,330

In 2017, the median household income of the 36.7k households in Richmond, CA grew to $61,045 from the previous year's value of $57,107.

The following chart displays the households in Richmond, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$371,900

2017 Median

± $8,301

$330,200

2016 Median

± $8,457

In 2017, the median property value in Richmond, CA grew to to $371,900 from the previous year's value of $330,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Richmond, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Richmond, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Richmond, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Richmond, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

50.3%

2017 Homeownership

49.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.3% of the housing units in Richmond, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Richmond, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Richmond, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Richmond, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

33.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Richmond, CA have a longer commute time (33.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.01% of the workforce in Richmond, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    59.5%

  2. Carpooled

    18.2%

  3. Public Transit

    14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Richmond, CA was Drove Alone (59.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (18.2%) and those who Public Transit (14%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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