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Richmond, VA (Virginia) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $233,200 (it was $87,400 in 2000)
Richmond:

$233,200
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $142,800 - $376,000

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $311,291
Here:

$311,291
State:

$361,495

Townhouses or other attached units: $300,470
Here:

$300,470
State:

$349,009

In 2-unit structures: $268,187
Here:

$268,187
State:

$281,083

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $532,558
Here:

$532,558
State:

$253,419

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $365,699
Here:

$365,699
State:

$312,958

Mobile homes: $208,725
Here:

$208,725
State:

$70,345

Richmond,VA index of house prices

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

Houses: 100,120 (87,401 occupied: 37,895 owner occupied, 49,506 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

57%
State:

33%

Housing density: 1,667 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $115,982.

Median contract rent in 2017: $452 (lower quartile is $328, upper quartile is $570)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $872


Median gross rent in Richmond, VA in 2017: $540

Housing units in Richmond with a mortgage: 28,243 (938 second mortgage, 3,612 home equity loan, 152 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,652

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $82,987

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $49,622

Median monthly housing costs: $1,033


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

Median year apartment built: 1961

Household type by relationship:

Households: 227,032
  • In family households: 143,980 (16,099 male householders, 24,167 female householders)
    23,550 spouses, 51,738 children (48,566 natural, 695 adopted, 2,477 stepchildren), 3,523 grandchildren, 6,286 brothers or sisters, 5,712 parents, 5,152 other relatives, 7,753 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 72,565 (21,321 male householders (16,099 living alone)), 25,814 female householders (20,265 living alone)), 25,430 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10,487

Size of family households: 20,338 2-persons, 9,371 3-persons, 5,887 4-persons, 2,865 5-persons, 1,678 6-persons, 127 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 36,364 1-person, 8,760 2-persons, 1,545 3-persons, 301 4-persons, 94 5-persons, 71 6-persons.

14,294 married couples with children.
19,955 single-parent households (1,944 men, 18,011 women).

89.3% of residents of Richmond speak English at home.
5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 13,935 (6.1%)
(30.2% 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:

4.1
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
  • 0no bedroom
  • 6701 bedroom
  • 7,4222 bedrooms
  • 18,1553 bedrooms
  • 9,8714 bedrooms
  • 1,7775+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Richmond, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Richmond, Virginia
  • 3,985no bedroom
  • 12,5241 bedroom
  • 20,4432 bedrooms
  • 10,0233 bedrooms
  • 2,2704 bedrooms
  • 2615+ 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
  • 1,874no vehicle
  • 12,5981 vehicle
  • 16,4742 vehicles
  • 4,9013 vehicles
  • 1,6634 vehicles
  • 3855+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Richmond in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Richmond in renter-occupied apartments
  • 12,717no vehicle
  • 23,3011 vehicle
  • 10,4882 vehicles
  • 2,2973 vehicles
  • 3324 vehicles
  • 3715+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Richmond, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Richmond, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 2552 rooms
  • 2243 rooms
  • 2,2094 rooms
  • 5,5565 rooms
  • 8,3506 rooms
  • 7,5657 rooms
  • 6,2098 rooms
  • 7,5279+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Richmond, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Richmond, Virginia
  • 3,6941 room
  • 3,4592 rooms
  • 7,7763 rooms
  • 15,2254 rooms
  • 9,4205 rooms
  • 6,1626 rooms
  • 1,8267 rooms
  • 1,0818 rooms
  • 8639+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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 2017
  • 9,617Less than $10,000
  • 11,758$10,000 to $19,999
  • 8,888$20,000 to $29,999
  • 9,120$30,000 to $39,999
  • 6,767$40,000 to $49,999
  • 6,679$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8,285$60,000 to $74,999
  • 9,462$75,000 to $99,999
  • 5,823$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,816$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,070$150,000 to $199,999
  • 5,116$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Richmond, VA

  • Distribution of house value in Richmond, VA in 2017
  • 270Less than $10,000
  • 79$10,000 to $14,999
  • 85$15,000 to $19,999
  • 18$30,000 to $34,999
  • 20$35,000 to $39,999
  • 472$50,000 to $59,999
  • 629$60,000 to $69,999
  • 637$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,063$80,000 to $89,999
  • 782$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,899$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,549$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,383$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,308$175,000 to $199,999
  • 4,147$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,503$250,000 to $299,999
  • 6,024$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,479$400,000 to $499,999
  • 3,423$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,106$750,000 to $999,999
  • 566$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 260$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 193$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Richmond, VA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Richmond, VA in 2017
  • 1,698Less than $100
  • 620$100 to $149
  • 535$150 to $199
  • 2,243$200 to $249
  • 915$250 to $299
  • 600$300 to $349
  • 385$350 to $399
  • 782$400 to $449
  • 670$450 to $499
  • 1,297$500 to $549
  • 1,846$550 to $599
  • 2,123$600 to $649
  • 4,432$650 to $699
  • 3,027$700 to $749
  • 3,351$750 to $799
  • 5,662$800 to $899
  • 4,745$900 to $999
  • 7,288$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3,561$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,117$1,500 to $1,999
  • 585$2,000 to $2,499
  • 134$2,500 to $2,999
  • 62$3,000 to $3,499
  • 113$3,500 or more
  • 715No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 55.9%
Number of people working at home: 6,501 (5.8% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,542
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 9,236
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 21,686
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 19,423
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 23,679
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 6,993
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 12,748
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,142
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,788
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,438
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,107
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,691
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Richmond

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 136,515 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 13,381 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,156 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 69 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2,693 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 1,771 (1%)
  • Walked: 6,490 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 6,501 (4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 2.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 11.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 4.2%Males
  • 0.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.8%Males
  • 6.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 8.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.1%Males
  • 10.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 8.1%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Richmond, Virginia
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Richmond, Virginia
  • 5,0052010 or later
  • 5,5852000 to 2009
  • 2,5781990 to 1999
  • 1,7751980 to 1989
  • 7641970 to 1979
  • 866Before 1970
Ancestries in Richmond, VA

First ancestries reported:

  • English: 5,489 (4.1%)
  • American: 5,098 (3.8%)
  • German: 3,636 (2.7%)
  • Irish: 3,369 (2.5%)
  • European: 3,231 (2.4%)
  • African: 1,881 (1.4%)
  • Italian: 1,821 (1.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 1,589 (1.2%)
  • Scottish: 1,305 (1.0%)
  • British: 1,009 (0.8%)
  • French: 534 (0.4%)
  • Northern European: 528 (0.4%)
  • Polish: 467 (0.4%)
  • Ethiopian: 412 (0.3%)
  • Jamaican: 368 (0.3%)
  • Eastern European: 330 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 325 (0.2%)
  • Iranian: 286 (0.2%)
  • Welsh: 267 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 264 (0.2%)
  • Russian: 245 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 229 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 228 (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 207 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 200 (0.2%)
  • Danish: 182 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 178 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 166 (0.1%)
  • Israeli: 165 (0.1%)
  • French Canadian: 158 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 154 (0.1%)
  • West Indian: 148 (0.1%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 147 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 123 (0.09%)
  • Finnish: 106 (0.08%)
  • Somali: 101 (0.08%)
  • Lebanese: 95 (0.07%)
  • Arab: 93 (0.07%)
  • Czech: 93 (0.07%)
  • Swiss: 88 (0.07%)
  • Haitian: 84 (0.06%)
  • Guyanese: 66 (0.05%)
  • Ugandan: 63 (0.05%)
  • Australian: 57 (0.04%)
  • Palestinian: 56 (0.04%)
  • Moroccan: 54 (0.04%)
  • Afghan: 53 (0.04%)
  • Turkish: 52 (0.04%)
  • Egyptian: 52 (0.04%)
  • Senegalese: 50 (0.04%)
  • Cape Verdean: 47 (0.04%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 44 (0.03%)
  • South African: 43 (0.03%)
  • Romanian: 38 (0.03%)
  • Armenian: 35 (0.03%)
  • Slovak: 33 (0.02%)
  • Lithuanian: 31 (0.02%)
  • Bahamian: 30 (0.02%)
  • Canadian: 27 (0.02%)
  • Portuguese: 26 (0.02%)
  • Maltese: 21 (0.02%)
  • Bulgarian: 21 (0.02%)
  • Syrian: 21 (0.02%)
  • Belgian: 17 (0.01%)
  • Ghanaian: 16 (0.01%)
  • Soviet Union: 16 (0.01%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 15 (0.01%)
  • Icelander: 13 (0.01%)
  • Croatian: 13 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 12 (0.01%)
  • Kenyan: 12 (0.01%)
  • Jordanian: 12 (0.01%)
  • Yugoslavian: 11 (0.01%)
  • Liberian: 7 (0.01%)

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

Guatemala
Richmond:

18.1% (2,746)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Mexico
Richmond:

10.9% (1,656)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

El Salvador
Richmond:

9.2% (1,394)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Other Western Africa
Richmond:

4.4% (672)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

India
Richmond:

4.0% (604)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Richmond:

4.0% (603)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Honduras
Richmond:

4.0% (601)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Korea
Richmond:

2.8% (429)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Ethiopia
Richmond:

2.3% (345)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Nigeria
Richmond:

2.0% (302)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Germany
Richmond:

2.0% (296)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Richmond:

1.7% (251)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Brazil
Richmond:

1.6% (246)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

Canada
Richmond:

1.6% (245)
Virginia:

100.0% (-1)

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

  • This state: 140,245
  • Other state: 69,815
  • Northeast: 23,127
  • Midwest: 10,818
  • South: 30,833
  • West: 5,037

78.9% of Richmond residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31.2% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68.0% lived in Virginia.


Richmond:

78.9%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,025
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 226
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,146
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,667
  • 9th grade: 1,202
  • 10th grade: 2,562
  • 11th grade: 2,532
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,348
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 17,659
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,891
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 10,087
  • Associate degree: 2,747
  • Bachelor's degree: 17,356
  • Master's degree: 6,130
  • Professional school degree: 3,068
  • Doctorate degree: 990
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 649
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,463
  • 5th and 6th grade: 673
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,115
  • 9th grade: 613
  • 10th grade: 3,275
  • 11th grade: 2,043
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,891
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 17,614
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,986
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 14,565
  • Associate degree: 3,595
  • Bachelor's degree: 18,880
  • Master's degree: 10,312
  • Professional school degree: 2,264
  • Doctorate degree: 1,713
Educational Attainment for Females
Richmond marital status for males
Richmond marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 49,798
  • One, attached: 7,685
  • Two: 4,642
  • 3 or 4: 5,969
  • 5 to 9: 9,967
  • 10 to 19: 5,650
  • 20 to 49: 5,516
  • 50 or more: 10,440
  • Mobile homes: 453

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 1.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 1.5%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 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
  • 47.1%Utility gas
  • 39.0%Electricity
  • 12.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Richmond, VA
  • 62.7%Electricity
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,697
Here:

10.1%
Virginia:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 920
Here:

12.8%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,807
Here:

13.9%
Virginia:

19.8%
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