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Overview

Introduction to Richland, Washington

Richland, Washington, in Benton county, is 8 miles NW of Kennewick, Washington (center to center) and 170 miles SE of Seattle, Washington. The people of the city are in the Richland - Kennewick - Pasco metropolitan area.

Richland History

The earliest landowners and founders of this city were W.R. Amon and his son Howard. They purchased 2,300 acres of land to build a town on the northern bank of the Yakima River. Postal authorities approved the town of Richland in 1905. It was registered the following year at the Benton County Courthouse and was incorporated as a Washington Fourth Class City in April 1910.

Richland and nearby Attractions

  • Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve
  • Sham-na-pum Golf Course
  • Yakima River
  • Leslie Groves Park
  • Riverview Natural Preserve
  • Columbia River Exhibition Of History, Science & Technology

Things To Do In Richland

Golf is among the most popular sports in this area. Richland has three golf courses which were designed for different skill levels. There are seven more golf courses in neighboring areas. Richland also has several parks, many of which are situated along the Yakima and Columbia Rivers. The rivers are well suited for boating, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, and waterfowl hunting.

Richland Transportation

Tri-Cities Airport is nearby.

Richland Higher Education

Columbia Basin College, Walla Walla Community College, and Yakima Valley Community College offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population53,991
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+25,371
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married54%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.1%
Median Earnings25+$49,013
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,976
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,148

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,623
% Above Poverty Level90.1%
% Below Poverty Level9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$954
Median House Value$226,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28%
English14%
Irish13%
Norwegian5.3%
Italian3.9%
Swedish3.4%
French Except Basque3.2%
Scottish2.5%
Dutch2%
Danishn1.3%
Polish1.3%
Welsh0.9%
African0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Russian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Arab0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
West Indian0.1%
German0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Richland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Benton County
Standard Zip Codes99352, 99354, 99353
Phone Area Codes509
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude46.25
Approximate Longitude-119.29

Richland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRICHLAND
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp59 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip7.5 inches
StationELTOPIA 8 WSW
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp55 to 86 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip8.8 inches
StationPROSSER
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp39 to 66 F
Jul Temp55 to 89 F
Oct Temp38 to 68 F
Annual Precip8.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Benton City3,257$62,254
Kennewick78,858$63,372
Mesa424$52,250
Pasco70,607$63,468
Prosser5,967$65,255
West Richland13,797$98,049

Richland Public Libraries

Richland Public Library
955 NORTHGATE DR
Richland, Washington
(509) 942-7454

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Richland Hospitals

Lourdes Counseling Center
(Non-profit)
1175 Carondelet Drive
(509) 943-9104
Kadlec Medical Center
(Non-profit)
888 Swift Blvd
(509) 946-4611

Richland Public Schools

Badger Mountain Elementary
1515 Elementary Street
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6225
Primary
Total Enrollment 737
Carmichael Middle School
620 Thayer Drive
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6425
Middle
Total Enrollment 934
Chief Joseph Middle School
504 Wilson
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6401
Middle
Total Enrollment 724
Hanford High School
450 Hanford Street
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6500
High
Total Enrollment 1721
Jason Lee Elementary School
1702 Van Giesen
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6475
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Jefferson Elementary
1525 Hunt Ave
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Lewis & Clark Elementary School
800 Downing
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6275
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Marcus Whitman Elementary
1704 Gray
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Richland High School
930 Long Ave
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6535
High
Total Enrollment 2047
Rivers Edge High School
975 Gillespie
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6450
Other
Total Enrollment 207
Sacajawea Elementary
518 Catskill
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6325
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Special Programs
615 Snow Ave.
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6050
Other
Total Enrollment 149
Three Rivers Home Link
975 Gillespie Street
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6450
Other
Total Enrollment 475
Twin Rivers Group Home
605 Mcmurray
ZIP: 99352
(509) 734-7120
High
White Bluffs Elementary School
1250 Kensington
ZIP: 99352
(509) 967-6575
Primary
Total Enrollment 780

Richland Private Schools

Sagebrush Montessori School
304 Thayer Dr
ZIP: 99352
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Children's Garden Montessori
2440 Garlick Blvd
ZIP: 99354
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
Liberty Christian School
2200 Williams Blvd
ZIP: 99354
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 398
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