Introduction to Richmond, Indiana

Richmond, Indiana, in Wayne county, is 34 miles NW of Middletown, Ohio and 51 miles NW of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city has a population of 39,124.

Richmond History

The early settlers of Richmond comprised of Quaker families from North Carolina. They arrived in the area in 1806, and settled alongside the Whitewater River. In the past, Richmond had been famous as "the lawnmower capital," since lawnmowers were manufactured here from the late nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century. It was also known as 'Rose City' in the 1950s, because several varieties of the plant were grown here.

Richmond and nearby Attractions

  • Wayne County Historical Museum
  • Old Richmond Historic District
  • Richmond Art Museum
  • Whitewater Gorge Park
  • Glen Miller Park
  • Hayes Arboretum

Things To Do In Richmond

In Richmond, one can shop for a great collection of antiques in the city. An Amish Settlement is nearby and visiting it is a good option for a day trip.

Richmond Transportation

Delaware County Airport is the nearest major airport.

Richmond Higher Education

Indiana University-East, Earlham College and Ivy Tech State College are some local institutions that facilitate higher learning.


Total Population 36,527
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 13,769
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 41.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.8%
Median Earnings25+ $25,883
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,686
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,606


Median Family Income $41,107
% Above Poverty Level 72.1%
% Below Poverty Level 27.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 34.8%
Median Gross Rent $610
Median House Value $79,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 10%
Irish 12.1%

Richmond Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NW of Middletown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles NW of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 47374
P.O. Box Zip Codes 47375
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.828
Longitude -84.89

Richmond Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Richmond, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Chester (47374)

East Haven (47374)

Gateway Shopping Center (47374)

Middleboro (47374)

Richmond Square (47374)

Spring Grove Heights (47374)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boston 175 $67,188
Centerville 2,637 $47,083
Greens Fork 416 $44,500
Liberty 2,139 $52,174
Spring Grove 281 $55,000

Richmond Public Libraries

Morrisson-reeves L
80 N 6TH ST
Richmond, Indiana
(765) 966-8291
Library Web Site

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Richmond Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(765) 983-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Richmond High Schools

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Serves 1,645 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

498 NW 18TH ST
A Special Education School
Serves 39 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.5

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