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Welcome to Richfield ...

The city of Richfield is located in Hennepin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Richfield has a population of 36,492 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Richfield.

Richfield is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Richfield lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Richfield is located in the (612) area code.

The ZIP code for Richfield: 55423<4>

Websites for Richfield ...

Official Website:   www.ci.richfield.mn.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.richfieldchambercvb.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richfield had an population of 36,492 people. This is an increase of 3.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.96% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richfield had a population of 35,228 people. This makes Richfield the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Richfield represents 0.66% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,228 people, the population of Richfield increased 2.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 34,439 people).

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

Communities Also Named Richfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Richfield - they are located in British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Richfield ...

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

  • Minneapolis [Hennepin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minneapolis
    • Minneapolis [Hennepin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Richfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 433,111 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minneapolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minneapolis<6>
  • Saint Paul [Ramsey County]
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    • Saint Paul [Ramsey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Richfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 306,717 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Paul
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Paul<6>
  • Plymouth [Hennepin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth [Hennepin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Richfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,635 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
  • Brooklyn Park [Hennepin County]
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    • Brooklyn Park [Hennepin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Richfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,574 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooklyn Park<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodbury [Washington County]
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      • Woodbury [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Richfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury<6>
    • Maple Grove [Hennepin County]
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      • Maple Grove [Hennepin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Richfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,881 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Grove<6>
    • Lakeville [Dakota County]
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      • Lakeville [Dakota County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Richfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,583 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeville<6>
    • Eagan [Dakota County]
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      • Eagan [Dakota County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Richfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,975 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagan<6>
    • Eden Prairie [Hennepin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Prairie
      • Eden Prairie [Hennepin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Richfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Prairie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden Prairie<6>
    • Burnsville [Dakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Dakota County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Richfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<6>

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 Richfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Richfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Richfield. 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 Richfield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Richfield. See our Newspapers Page for Richfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richfield ...

Looking for more information about Richfield? 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 Richfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Richfield.

Adding Richfield to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Richfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Richfield on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Richfield

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Hennepin County

About Minnesota

The official website for Richfield: www.ci.richfield.mn.us/

The official website for Hennepin County: www.hennepin.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Hennepin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Richfield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Richfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Richfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Richfield) 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 Richfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RichfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8835, Longitude: -93.2781    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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