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Richmond is a city in Madison County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Richmond, VA.

The latitude of Richmond is 37.747N. The longitude is -84.294W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 948 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,080.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,533
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Richmond demographic reports
Richmond is in Bluegrass country.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 63. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Daniel Boone, frontiersman
· Kit Carson, frontiersman
· Cassius Marcellus Clay, emancipationist
Local festivals include:
  • Madison County Fair - July 23-28, 2007
  • Autumn Fest - Sept. 21-23, 2007
  • Women on the Frontier - June 9-10, 2007
  • Richmond Powwow - Sept. 28-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Richmond web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fort Boonesborough State Park
Richmond attractions: Hummel Planetarium & Space Theatre
Historic sites and museums: White Hall State Historic Site
Colleges and universities: Eastern Kentucky University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Richmond demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lexington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 40475 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Richmond residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Richmond ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Richmond was $15,815, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

26% of Richmond residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Richmond, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $779.


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Libraries in Richmond include Madison County Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Richmond include Richmond Register

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WEKU.

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Politics

Madison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Richmond political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Richmond workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 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 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Richmond include Best Western Holiday Plaza, Comfort Suites, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Jameson Inn Richmond, Knights Inn, La Quinta Inn Richmond, Quality Quarters Inn ... More hotels.

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