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Richmond is a city in Wayne County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Richmond is 39.828N. The longitude is -84.89W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 981 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 38,201.


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Median household income
Local
$30,210
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Richmond demographic reports
Richmond is on the Whitewater River
Founded by soldiers who served with George Rogers Clark. A community of Quakers then settled here

A local company, Gennett Records, produced many early RPMs, recording such greats as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 200. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Pioneer Harvest Festival - Aug. 25-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Richmond web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Richmond Symphony Orchestra
Historic routes: National Road
Historic sites and museums: Wayne County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Indiana University East, Earlham College, Ivy Tech Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 92
Quotes:
I would see more flags in front of the service stations, banks, and houses of Richmond than anywhere else on my journey.
-- Listening to America
Bill Moyers

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Ancestry & family history

22% 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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Richmond was $17,096, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Richmond residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Richmond include East Main Street-Glen Miller Park Historic District, Old Richmond Historic District, Richmond Railroad Station Historic District, Starr Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Richmond, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $364.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $697.


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Libraries in Richmond include Morrisson-Reeves Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Richmond include Palladium-Item

TV stations in Richmond include WKOI.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVXR.

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Wayne 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 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 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 .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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