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Richmond, VA (Virginia) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $249,500 (it was $87,400 in 2000)
Richmond:

$249,500
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $162,500 - $410,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $329,258
Here:

$329,258
State:

$377,025

Townhouses or other attached units: $425,625
Here:

$425,625
State:

$384,010

In 2-unit structures: $421,143
Here:

$421,143
State:

$299,685

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $260,000
Here:

$260,000
State:

$265,498

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $237,639
Here:

$237,639
State:

$344,101

Mobile homes: $119,231
Here:

$119,231
State:

$76,756

Richmond,VA index of house prices

Total population: 217,853 (Urban population: 197,790, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 101,240 (89,878 occupied: 39,181 owner occupied, 50,697 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

34%

Housing density: 1,685 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $142,980.

Median contract rent in 2019: $908 (lower quartile is $639, upper quartile is $1,207)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,496


Median gross rent in Richmond, VA in 2019: $1,078

Housing units in Richmond with a mortgage: 26,960 (743 second mortgage, 2,403 home equity loan, 227 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,221

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $94,488

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $64,582

Median monthly housing costs: $1,117

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Richmond, Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1951

Median year apartment built: 1964

Household type by relationship:

Households: 230,436
  • Male householders: 38,876 (16,402 living alone), Female householders: 51,002 (23,237 living alone)
  • 24,797 spouses (24,090 opposite-sex spouses), 6,306 unmarried partners, (5,621 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 49,395 children (45,872 natural, 1,624 adopted, 1,899 stepchildren), 8,035 grandchildren, 4,535 brothers or sisters, 2,616 parents, 133 foster children, 7,568 other relatives, 26,033 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 11,140

Size of family households: 20,983 2-persons, 9,350 3-persons, 5,058 4-persons, 1,896 5-persons, 1,424 6-persons, 320 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 39,639 1-person, 9,683 2-persons, 918 3-persons, 252 4-persons, 197 5-persons, 158 6-persons.

15,529 married couples with children.
16,298 single-parent households (1,682 men, 14,616 women).

90.0% of residents of Richmond speak English at home.
5.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (39% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 24% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 18,924 (8.2%)
(29.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.0
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Richmond, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Richmond, Virginia
  • 241no bedroom
  • 1,0151 bedroom
  • 7,8262 bedrooms
  • 18,3773 bedrooms
  • 9,7484 bedrooms
  • 1,9745+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Richmond, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Richmond, Virginia
  • 2,594no bedroom
  • 16,1641 bedroom
  • 20,1822 bedrooms
  • 8,8873 bedrooms
  • 2,7934 bedrooms
  • 775+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Richmond in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Richmond in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,560no vehicle
  • 12,4201 vehicle
  • 15,3132 vehicles
  • 7,1053 vehicles
  • 2,3034 vehicles
  • 4805+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Richmond in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Richmond in renter-occupied apartments
  • 11,752no vehicle
  • 24,5671 vehicle
  • 11,4652 vehicles
  • 2,2293 vehicles
  • 4574 vehicles
  • 2275+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Richmond, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1751 room
  • 4532 rooms
  • 6913 rooms
  • 2,3404 rooms
  • 5,5275 rooms
  • 8,1356 rooms
  • 8,2957 rooms
  • 5,3298 rooms
  • 8,2369+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Richmond, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Richmond, Virginia
  • 2,5661 room
  • 4,5822 rooms
  • 11,4933 rooms
  • 13,7324 rooms
  • 9,7385 rooms
  • 5,5236 rooms
  • 1,8727 rooms
  • 3468 rooms
  • 8459+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Richmond, VA
  • Richmond, VA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Richmond, VA in 2019
  • 9,734Less than $10,000
  • 10,040$10,000 to $19,999
  • 8,081$20,000 to $29,999
  • 8,569$30,000 to $39,999
  • 7,600$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7,249$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8,686$60,000 to $74,999
  • 8,956$75,000 to $99,999
  • 5,146$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,376$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5,016$150,000 to $199,999
  • 6,425$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Richmond, VA

  • Distribution of house value in Richmond, VA in 2019
  • 65Less than $10,000
  • 143$10,000 to $14,999
  • 84$20,000 to $24,999
  • 144$25,000 to $29,999
  • 231$40,000 to $49,999
  • 292$50,000 to $59,999
  • 723$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,005$70,000 to $79,999
  • 441$80,000 to $89,999
  • 613$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,965$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,385$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,396$150,000 to $174,999
  • 3,453$175,000 to $199,999
  • 4,696$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,068$250,000 to $299,999
  • 6,288$300,000 to $399,999
  • 3,902$400,000 to $499,999
  • 3,196$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,440$750,000 to $999,999
  • 957$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 462$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 232$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Richmond, VA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Richmond, VA in 2019
  • 1,350Less than $100
  • 1,560$100 to $149
  • 651$150 to $199
  • 1,319$200 to $249
  • 1,170$250 to $299
  • 406$300 to $349
  • 641$350 to $399
  • 364$400 to $449
  • 1,729$450 to $499
  • 788$500 to $549
  • 1,323$550 to $599
  • 1,392$600 to $649
  • 1,574$650 to $699
  • 2,018$700 to $749
  • 3,159$750 to $799
  • 4,792$800 to $899
  • 5,961$900 to $999
  • 8,452$1,000 to $1,249
  • 5,470$1,250 to $1,499
  • 4,391$1,500 to $1,999
  • 559$2,000 to $2,499
  • 210$2,500 to $2,999
  • 295$3,500 or more
  • 1,123No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 60.1%
Number of people working at home: 7,813 (6.3% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,278
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 10,988
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 16,475
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 23,228
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 26,622
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 8,309
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 13,069
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,271
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3,913
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,636
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 3,361
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,711
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Richmond

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 142,675 (76.2%)
  • Carpooled: 19,063 (10.2%)
  • Bus: 8,272 (4.4%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 97 (0.1%)
  • Taxi: 2,561 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 1,088 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 5,753 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 7,813 (4.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.5%Males
  • 6.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 10.4%Males
  • 8.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.5%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 0.6%Males
  • 8.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 8.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 1.8%Males
  • 8.5%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Richmond, Virginia
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Richmond, Virginia
  • 7,1712010 or later
  • 5,2532000 to 2009
  • 2,3561990 to 1999
  • 1,7751980 to 1989
  • 7641970 to 1979
  • 866Before 1970
Ancestries in Richmond, VA

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 7,087 (5.2%)
  • English: 5,826 (4.3%)
  • European: 3,709 (2.7%)
  • Irish: 3,382 (2.5%)
  • German: 3,107 (2.3%)
  • African: 1,860 (1.4%)
  • Italian: 1,512 (1.1%)
  • Scottish: 1,292 (0.9%)
  • British: 1,157 (0.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 1,097 (0.8%)
  • Northern European: 776 (0.6%)
  • Jamaican: 729 (0.5%)
  • Polish: 625 (0.5%)
  • Greek: 476 (0.3%)
  • French: 415 (0.3%)
  • Iranian: 375 (0.3%)
  • Welsh: 356 (0.3%)
  • West Indian: 348 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 327 (0.2%)
  • Sudanese: 262 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 241 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 237 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 235 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 209 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 203 (0.1%)
  • Egyptian: 192 (0.1%)
  • Lebanese: 187 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 178 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 171 (0.1%)
  • Dutch: 169 (0.1%)
  • Swiss: 169 (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 160 (0.1%)
  • Ethiopian: 146 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 142 (0.1%)
  • Russian: 142 (0.1%)
  • Afghan: 139 (0.1%)
  • Guyanese: 122 (0.09%)
  • Czech: 122 (0.09%)
  • Haitian: 116 (0.09%)
  • Armenian: 112 (0.08%)
  • Austrian: 109 (0.08%)
  • Canadian: 94 (0.07%)
  • Ghanaian: 84 (0.06%)
  • Senegalese: 82 (0.06%)
  • Bahamian: 76 (0.06%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 76 (0.06%)
  • Hungarian: 69 (0.05%)
  • Portuguese: 68 (0.05%)
  • Barbadian: 65 (0.05%)
  • Slovak: 62 (0.05%)
  • Turkish: 57 (0.04%)
  • Ugandan: 55 (0.04%)
  • Palestinian: 42 (0.03%)
  • British West Indian: 40 (0.03%)
  • Somali: 40 (0.03%)
  • Iraqi: 36 (0.03%)
  • Serbian: 30 (0.02%)
  • Romanian: 27 (0.02%)
  • Israeli: 25 (0.02%)
  • Jordanian: 23 (0.02%)
  • Lithuanian: 23 (0.02%)
  • Australian: 23 (0.02%)
  • South African: 22 (0.02%)
  • Croatian: 21 (0.02%)
  • Slovene: 19 (0.01%)
  • Liberian: 19 (0.01%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 16 (0.01%)
  • Yugoslavian: 16 (0.01%)
  • Moroccan: 14 (0.01%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 14 (0.01%)
  • Cape Verdean: 11 (0.01%)
  • Celtic: 10 (0.01%)
  • Belgian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 8 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Guatemala
Richmond:

23.5% (3,820)
Virginia:

3.0% (31,987)

Mexico
Richmond:

10.3% (1,671)
Virginia:

5.4% (56,607)

El Salvador
Richmond:

10.0% (1,626)
Virginia:

10.5% (109,924)

Honduras
Richmond:

4.5% (735)
Virginia:

3.2% (33,982)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Richmond:

3.7% (602)
Virginia:

4.0% (41,722)

India
Richmond:

3.2% (516)
Virginia:

8.5% (89,861)

Korea
Richmond:

2.4% (394)
Virginia:

5.0% (52,817)

Brazil
Richmond:

2.1% (348)
Virginia:

0.7% (6,854)

Vietnam
Richmond:

2.1% (343)
Virginia:

4.2% (43,801)

Canada
Richmond:

2.1% (341)
Virginia:

1.2% (12,976)

Germany
Richmond:

1.8% (298)
Virginia:

1.7% (18,277)

Nigeria
Richmond:

1.6% (253)
Virginia:

0.6% (6,051)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 141,717
  • Other state: 67,555
  • Northeast: 25,769
  • Midwest: 8,518
  • South: 28,574
  • West: 4,694

76.2% of Richmond residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33.4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72.5% lived in Virginia.


Richmond:

76.2%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,107
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,194
  • 5th and 6th grade: 899
  • 7th and 8th grade: 959
  • 9th grade: 2,044
  • 10th grade: 2,988
  • 11th grade: 2,806
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,647
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 16,565
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,084
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 10,392
  • Associate degree: 2,769
  • Bachelor's degree: 17,181
  • Master's degree: 7,619
  • Professional school degree: 2,696
  • Doctorate degree: 1,786
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 547
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,045
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,225
  • 7th and 8th grade: 800
  • 9th grade: 2,477
  • 10th grade: 1,926
  • 11th grade: 2,813
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 653
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 18,858
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,459
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 11,757
  • Associate degree: 5,143
  • Bachelor's degree: 21,560
  • Master's degree: 9,096
  • Professional school degree: 2,790
  • Doctorate degree: 1,503
Educational Attainment for Females
Richmond marital status for males
Richmond marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 46,055
  • One, attached: 7,712
  • Two: 4,279
  • 3 or 4: 5,830
  • 5 to 9: 11,173
  • 10 to 19: 7,434
  • 20 to 49: 4,343
  • 50 or more: 13,660
  • Mobile homes: 754

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,247

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 2.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 3.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Richmond
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Richmond, VA
  • 45.7%Utility gas
  • 44.1%Electricity
  • 9.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Richmond, VA
  • 67.0%Electricity
  • 28.1%Utility gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,974
Here:

12.3%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 877
Here:

12.8%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,335
Here:

25.5%
Virginia:

20.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability