A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Richmond ...
The location of Richmond has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Richmond refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Richmonder<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Richmond has a population of 227,032 people<3> (see below for details).
The city of Richmond was established in 1737.
Richmond is 200 feet [61 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 (804) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Richmond had a population of 204,214 people.
The population of Richmond represents 2.55% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 204,214 people, the population of Richmond increased 3.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 197,790 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Richmond had an population of 227,032 people. This is an increase of 11.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.78% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Richmond.
Communities near Richmond ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Richmond and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Richmond.
Communities Also Named Richmond ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Richmond: This one is located in and the other is located in Henrico County.
Beyond Virginia, 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, 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, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Richmond.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Richmond:
Websites 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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Richmond: www.richmondgov.com/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Apr 2019