Richmond, Michigan

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Richmond, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Richmond Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Richmond Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Richmond Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Richmond, Michigan

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Racial Diversity 7 8
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 4 6
Senior Citizens 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 1
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 6
Housing Recently Built 8 9
People Living Alone 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2

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Richmond Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles NE of Sterling Heights, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan
County Macomb
Standard Zip Codes 48062
Phone Area Codes 586
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.809
Longitude -82.755

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 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
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Richmond Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,897 100%
Male 2,348 47.9%
Female 2,549 52.1%
Under 18 1,186 24.2%
18+ 3,711 75.8%
65+ 652 13.3%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 2.99
White 4,673 95.4%
African-American 12 0.2%
Asian 40 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 0.3%
Other 91 1.9%
Mixed Race 57 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 232 4.7%

Estimated Richmond Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,607
Growth 710
Growth % 14.5%

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
German 25.1%
Polish 13.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
Irish 8.4%
US/American 7.9%
English 7.5%
Italian 6%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
French Canadian 2.5%
Belgian 2.3%
Scottish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Canadian 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Bulgarian 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Celtic 0.4%
Maltese 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Richmond Township (48062)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Richmond 4,897 $57,917
Armada 1,573 $69,917
Emmett 251 $52,250
Memphis 1,129 $52,679
New Baltimore 7,405 $72,046
New Haven 3,071 $45,523
Romeo 3,721 $60,179

Richmond Public Libraries

Lois Wagner Memorial Library
Richmond, Michigan
(586) 727-2665
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