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Richmond, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Richmond is the 7th largest city in Kentucky with a population of 34,898 as of July 1, 2016. Richmond ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Richmond is located at latitude 37.7226 and longitude -84.2909 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Richmond (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 948 feet.

The City of Richmond (GNIS ID: 2404614) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Richmond is located within Richmond Division of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richmond population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Richmond, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 34,898
Population in Households 30,144
Population in Familes 19,909
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,754
Population Density1 1,528
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 13,679
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 6,920
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,099 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,580 (56.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,404 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $148,808
Average Home Value $170,025


Median Household Income $33,315
Average Household Income $48,141
Per Capita Income $19,833
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.72% 1.52%
Households 1.54% 1.62%
Families 1.74% 1.49%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Richmond, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richmond to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 153 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 106 81st
Median Household Income # 384 29th
Per Capita Income # 322 41st

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