Richmond, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,884. Population change since 2000: +2.7%
Males: 977  (51.9%)
Females: 907  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53115, 54166.

Richmond Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $58,247 (it was $51,776 in 2000)
Richmond:

$58,247
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,035 (it was $23,203 in 2000)

Richmond town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $199,974 (it was $138,700 in 2000)
Richmond:

$199,974
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $237,687; Detached houses: $253,843; Townhouses or other attached units: $162,480; In 2-unit structures: $131,302; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $176,363; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,279; Mobile homes: $29,281
  • Races in Richmond, WI (2010)

    Richmond races chart
    • 1,77894.4%White alone
    • 814.3%Hispanic
    • 100.5%Black alone
    • 70.4%Two or more races
    • 60.3%Asian alone
    • 20.1%American Indian alone

Races in Richmond detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Richmond: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.5%), Irish (16.0%), English (9.0%), Norwegian (8.4%), Polish (7.7%), Italian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 990 feet

Land area: 35.3 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (very low).

Richmond,WI real estate house value index trend

Richmond, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Richmond:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Richmond town:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 64.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

36 residents are foreign born

This town:

2.0%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Richmond town:  1.4% ($1,900)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Richmond satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Janesville, WI (15.9 miles , pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (42.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (80.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lake Lorraine, WI (1.4 miles ), Sugar Creek, WI (2.5 miles ), Johnstown, WI (2.5 miles ), Delavan, WI (2.7 miles ), Lauderdale Lakes, WI (2.7 miles ), Whitewater, WI (2.8 miles ), La Grange, WI (2.9 miles ), Darien, WI (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2002: 112 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2003: 115 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2004: 95 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2005: 80 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2006: 57 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2007: 39 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $168,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.72 N, Longitude: 88.71 W

Area code: 608

Richmond household income distribution Richmond home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Machinery (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Richmond: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Richmond, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Richmond-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Richmond town center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 29.3 miles away from the town center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Richmond-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 298.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.8 miles away from Richmond center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 273.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 331.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 297.1 miles away from Richmond center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 287.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Walworth County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Richmond topographic map

Birthplace of: Matt Slocum (drummer) - Jazz drummer, Roy Vassau - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Richmond:

  • WILLOWFIELD NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DELAVAN, WI)
  • WILLOWFIELD OF DELAVAN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DELAVAN, WI)
  • LUTH SOC SVC HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; WHITEWATER, WI)
  • FAIRHAVEN CORP (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WHITEWATER, WI)
  • FAIRHAVEN CORPORATION (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WHITEWATER, WI)
  • HOLTON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELKHORN, WI)
  • EAST TROY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; EAST TROY, WI)

Amtrak stations near Richmond:

  • 15 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)
  • 15 miles: JANESVILLE (HWY. 26 & HWY. 14) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Richmond:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 9 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 11,124)
  • Carroll University (about 32 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,313)
  • Rock Valley College (about 32 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 34 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • McHenry County College (about 37 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 42 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 42 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)

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Cemeteries: Richmond Cemetery (1), Lyons Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Turtle Lake (A), Lake Number Ten (B), Lake Lorraine (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Walworth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

74

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 11.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.3%
Whole state:

3.7%
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
4 people in nursing homes in 2000

Richmond compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Richmond town (based on Walworth County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,8688
Evangelical Protestant13,45151
Mainline Protestant10,56340
Other5845
Black Protestant1221
None57,640-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Walworth County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Walworth County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Walworth County:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Here:

10.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.8%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Walworth County:

25.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

13.0%

5.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,180 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Waukesha County, WI  0.57% ($39,840 average AGI)
from Racine County, WI  0.49% ($38,941)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.46% ($40,416)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,205 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($339 average AGI)
Walworth County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.62% ($27,966 average AGI)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.54% ($42,068)
to Rock County, WI  0.49% ($32,387)

Strongest AM radio stations in Richmond:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Richmond:

  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSUW (91.7 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WIS.)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLKG (96.1 FM; LAKE GENEVA, WI; Owner: CTJ COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Richmond:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 250Total average daily traffic
  • 250Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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