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Welcome to Richmond ...

The city of Richmond is primarily located in Macomb County<1>. A portion of Richmond extends into Saint Clair County.

The location of Richmond has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Richmond was established in 1835.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Richmond has a population of 5,834 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Richmond is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Richmond lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Richmond lies within the (586) area code.

The ZIP code for Richmond: 48062<5>

Websites for Richmond ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richmond had an population of 5,834 people. This is an increase of 1.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richmond had a population of 5,735 people. This makes Richmond the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Richmond represents 0.06% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 137th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,735 people, the population of Richmond increased 17.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,897 people).

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

Communities Also Named Richmond ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Michigan communities named Richmond: This one is located in Macomb County and the other is located in Allegan County.

Beyond Michigan, there are 62 communities that are also named Richmond - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, 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.

  • Port Huron
  • Mount Clemens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Clemens
    • Mount Clemens lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Richmond.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,013 people
    • Former names for Mount Clemens:
    • Big Springs
    • High Banks
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Clemens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Clemens<7>
  • New Baltimore
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Baltimore
    • New Baltimore lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Richmond.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,281 people
    • Former names for New Baltimore:
    • Ashley
    • Ashleyville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Baltimore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Baltimore<7>
  • Marysville
  • Saint Clair
  • Utica
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    • Utica lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Richmond.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,062 people
    • Former names for Utica:
    • Hog Hollow
    • McDougalville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<7>
  • Marine City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marine City
    • Marine City lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Richmond.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,035 people
    • Former names for Marine City:
    • Cottrellville
    • Marine
    • Newport
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marine City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marine City<7>
  • Algonac
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algonac
    • Algonac lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Richmond.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,034 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algonac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algonac
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algonac<7>
  • Romeo
  • Almont
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
    • Almont lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Richmond.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,815 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almont<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. 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.

Adding Richmond to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Richmond in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Richmond was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Richmond.

The official website for Richmond:

The official website for Macomb County:

The official website for State of Michigan:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Macomb, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richmond. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 42.8089, Longitude: -82.7546       In this case, the coordinates for Richmond have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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