Richmond, Massachusetts

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Richmond, Massachusetts

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High Points

Richmond strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Richmond People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Richmond Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Richmond Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Richmond College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Richmond Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Richmond Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 17% Richmond Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Richmond, Massachusetts

Comparing Richmond to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 6
Well-Paid Single Men 10 6
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 8
Racial Diversity 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 10 8
People Above Poverty 10 8
College Educated Adults 10 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 7 3
Short Commute Times 6 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 6 7
People Living Alone 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 5
Affordability of Rents 1 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Richmond Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles SE of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles N of New York, New York
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01201, 01254
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.373
Longitude -73.368

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 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station VALATIE 1 N
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
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Richmond Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,604 100%
Male 789 49.2%
Female 815 50.8%
Under 18 345 21.5%
18+ 1,259 78.5%
65+ 252 15.7%
Median Age 45.3
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,566 97.6%
African-American 16 1%
Asian 7 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.5%
Other 6 0.4%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.6%

Estimated Richmond Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,620
Growth 16
Growth % 1%

Richmond Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 20.2%
Irish 14.5%
English 10.9%
French (except Basque) 9.5%
German 8.2%
Polish 5%
US/American 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Russian 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Scottish 2.5%
French Canadian 2.3%
Swedish 2.1%
European 1.7%
Dutch 1.6%
British 0.9%
Portuguese 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
Hungarian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Richmond 1,604 $72,500
Alford 399 $62,344
Lee 5,985 $49,630
Lenox 5,077 $61,413
Pittsfield 45,793 $46,228
Stockbridge 2,276 $59,556
West Stockbridge 1,416 $64,464

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