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Welcome to Richmond ...

The coastal city of Richmond is located in Contra Costa County<1>.

When the people of Richmond refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Richmondite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Richmond has a population of 110,150 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Richmond, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated August 7, 1905.

Richmond is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Richmond lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Richmond: (510)

The ZIP codes for Richmond: 94801-94802, 94804-94805, 94807-94808, 94850<5>

Websites for Richmond ...

Official Website:   www.ci.richmond.ca.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rcoc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richmond had an population of 110,150 people. This is an increase of 6.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richmond had a population of 103,701 people (which is 9.89% of the total population of Contra Costa County). This makes Richmond the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Richmond represents 0.28% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 103,701 people, the population of Richmond increased 4.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 99,216 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Richmond.

Communities Also Named Richmond ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Richmond: This one is located in Contra Costa County and the other is located in San Francisco County.

Beyond California, there are 62 communities that are also named Richmond - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia (4), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), Prince Edward Island, Quebec (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Richmond.

Communities near Richmond ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Richmond.

  • San Francisco [San Francisco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Francisco
    • San Francisco [San Francisco County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Richmond
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 866,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Francisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Francisco<7>
  • Oakland [Alameda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Alameda County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Richmond
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 424,891 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<7>
  • Concord [Contra Costa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
    • Concord [Contra Costa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Richmond
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,544 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<7>
  • Vallejo [Solano County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vallejo
    • Vallejo [Solano County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Richmond
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 120,747 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vallejo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vallejo<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Daly City [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daly City
      • Daly City [San Mateo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Richmond
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105,868 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daly City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daly City<7>
    • San Leandro [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Leandro
      • San Leandro [Alameda County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Richmond
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,161 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Leandro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Leandro<7>
    • Alameda [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alameda
      • Alameda [Alameda County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Richmond
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 78,841 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alameda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alameda<7>
    • Walnut Creek [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Creek
      • Walnut Creek [Contra Costa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Richmond
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,936 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Creek<7>
    • South San Francisco [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South San Francisco
      • South San Francisco [San Mateo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Richmond
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South San Francisco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South San Francisco<7>
    • San Rafael [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Rafael
      • San Rafael [Marin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Richmond
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,528 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Rafael
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Rafael<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Richmond. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Richmond.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Richmond. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Richmond.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Richmond. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Richmond.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richmond ...

Looking for more information about Richmond? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Richmond, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Richmond.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of California

About Contra Costa County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Richmond: www.ci.richmond.ca.us/

The official website for Contra Costa County: www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Contra Costa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Richmond refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Richmond may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Richmond.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richmond - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Richmond). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Richmond or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Richmond includes: 94801, 94804, 94807 & 94808.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richmond) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richmond. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RichmondOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richmond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9385, Longitude: -122.3475    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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