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Richmond is a city in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community was named for Point Richmond.
The latitude of Richmond is 37.935N. The longitude is -122.346W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 102,327.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Richmond demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Contra Costa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oakland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94801 ZIP code.
5% of Richmond residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Richmond ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Richmond was $19,788, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Richmond residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Richmond, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $685. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,332.
Libraries in Richmond include Bayview Branch Library, Richmond Public Library, West Side Branch Library ... View libraries
Contra Costa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Richmond political report.
The average commute time for Richmond workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 26 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Richmond between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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