Richmond, California

Richmond: The most populous city in Contra Costa County, California. It is located in the East Bay region of California. Richmond is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Richmond Japanese Tea Garden and the Richmond Museum of History.

About

Richmond is a city located in the county of Contra Costa in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 103,701. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 110,038 inhabitants.

The city was created 119 years ago in 1904.

Richmond is an industrial city located in western Contra Costa County, California. It is situated in the East Bay region, part of the San Francisco Bay Area. Richmond has a population of over 110,000 residents.

Economy and Industry

Richmond has a long history as a major industrial center. The city's port, rail lines, and freeways support heavy manufacturing, petrochemicals, and other sectors. Major employers include Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, and West Contra Costa School District.

Community and Recreation

Richmond features diverse neighborhoods and demographics. Recreation options include parks, shorelines, marinas, and landmarks like the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Popular events are the annual Craneway Pavilion Concert Series and Farmers Market.

Arts and Culture

Richmond is home to sites like the Rosie the Riveter Museum honoring women's WWII contributions, along with art studios, performing arts venues, and murals celebrating the city's history. The Hilltop Mall provides major retail.

Challenges

Despite its assets, Richmond contends with issues of crime, poverty, budget deficits, and pollution from industrial uses. Civic leaders promote new developments like the Richmond Bay Campus which aim to revitalize the city.

Housing

Richmond real estate provides relatively affordable options in the Bay Area market. Historic homes and waterfront condos offer appeal. Richmond gives residents diversity, arts, and a legacy of determination to overcome challenges.

Richmond locator map
Location of Richmond on California map.

Quick Facts about Richmond

Population : 110,038 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Contra Costa County
Postal code : 94802
Water as percent of area : 42.71%
Land as percent of area : 57.29%
Altitude : 46 feet / 14 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1905 (119 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−08:00
Local time : 18:22:26 (13th April 2024)
Population growth : 5.76% (2010-2020)
Richmond California aerial view with bridge image
Richmond California aerial view with bridge
Richmond California aerial view with bridge image

Geography

Richmond is located at 37°56'9"N 122°20'52"W (37.9357600, -122.3477500). It has 7 neighbors: El Cerrito, San Rafael, Ocean View, Pinole, San Francisco, San Pablo and Tara Hills.

Richmond map

Richmond has 7 neighbours.

  • El Cerrito city in Contra Costa County, California, United States
  • San Rafael city and the county seat of Marin County, California, United States of America
  • Ocean View City in Sussex County, Delaware, United States
  • Pinole city in California
  • San Francisco The seventeenth most populous city in the United States and the center of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is located on the tip of a peninsula in Northern California. San Francisco is a major center for the technology industry and is home to the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • San Pablo city in Contra Costa County, California, United States
  • Tara Hills census-designated place in Contra Costa County, California

Demographics

The population of Richmond increased by 5.76% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 103,701 - census
2011 104,882 1.13% estimation process
2012 106,023 1.08% estimation process
2013 107,083 0.99% estimation process
2014 107,921 0.78% estimation process
2015 109,062 1.05% estimation process
2016 109,663 0.55% estimation process
2017 109,860 0.18% estimation process
2018 110,189 0.3% estimation process
2019 110,567 0.34% estimation process
2020 110,038 -0.48% estimation process

Richmond zip code is 94801. County name: Contra Costa, County fips: 06013

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People born in Richmond (61)

People born in Richmond, including guitarist and composer Jason Becker, movie actress and professional wrestler Tiffany Million, US tennis player Dorothy Head Knode, .

List

  • Les Claypool (American musician) he was born in 29/09/1963
  • Harold Crisler (American football player (1923-1987)) he was born in 31/12/1923
  • Glenn E. Plummer (American actor) he was born in 18/08/1961
  • Carl Franklin (actor, screenwriter, Film and television director) he was born in 11/04/1949
  • David D. Newsom (American diplomat (1918-2008)) he was born in 06/01/1918
  • George Miller (U.S. Representative from California from 1975 to 2015 (1945–)) he was born in 17/05/1945
  • Gary Holt (American guitarist) he was born in 04/05/1964
  • Larry LaLonde (American musician) he was born in 12/09/1968
  • Robert L. Leggett (American politician (1926-1997)) he was born in 26/07/1926
  • Jerry Dodgion (American musician) he was born in 29/08/1932
  • Ken Olandt (American actor) he was born in 22/04/1958
  • ChaRonda Williams (American sprinter) she was born in 27/03/1987
  • Dale Sveum (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 23/11/1963
  • Dave Smith (American baseball player, born 1955) he was born in 21/01/1955
  • Josh Kaddu (American football player) he was born in 12/03/1990
  • Jovan Harris (American basketball player) he was born in 20/02/1981
  • Ray Obiedo (American musician) he was born in 27/01/1952
  • Ben Utt (American football player) he was born in 13/06/1959

Schools in Richmond

College & universities near Richmond, CA

Code Name City ZIP
112826 Contra Costa College San Pablo (CA) 94806-3195
113704 Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology Berkeley (CA) 94708-1816
486488 California Jazz Conservatory Berkeley (CA) 94704-1268
125170 Berkeley City College Berkeley (CA) 94704
123916 Starr King School for the Ministry Berkeley (CA) 94709-1209

Stations (46)

Amtrak & bus stations near Richmond, CA

Code Name Address Type
RIC Richmond station 1700 Nevin Avenue RAIL
BKY Berkeley station University Ave. and Third St. RAIL
EMY Emeryville station 5885 Horton Street RAIL
SFW San Francisco (Wharf), California Beach St. & The Embarcadero BUS
SFC San Francisco (Ferry), California 101 The Embarcadero BUS

Post offices near Richmond

Post Office Name City ZIP
Mc Vittie Annex Post Office Richmond (CA) 94804
Richmond Post Office Richmond (CA) 94801
Mira Vista Post Office Richmond (CA) 94805
El Cerrito Carrier Annex Post Office El Cerrito (CA) 94530
Point Richmond Post Office Richmond (CA) 94801

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Other cities in Contra Costa County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Contra Costa County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Concord 128,544 The third most populous city in Contra Costa County, California.
Antioch 111,605 The most populous city in Contra Costa County, California.
San Ramon 82,865 A city in Contra Costa County, California.
Pittsburg 72,622 A city in Contra Costa County, California.
Walnut Creek 69,936 The fifth most populous city in Contra Costa County, California.
Brentwood 65,017 The most populous city in Contra Costa County, California.
Danville 44,883 Town in Contra Costa County, California
Oakley 42,710 A city in Contra Costa County, California.
Martinez 38,027 City in Contra Costa County, California, USA
Pleasant Hill 34,781 City in Contra Costa County, California, USA
San Pablo 30,779 City in Contra Costa County, California, United States
Hercules 26,221 City in western Contra Costa County, California
Lafayette 25,992 City in California
El Cerrito 25,403 City in Contra Costa County, California, United States
Bay Point 21,534 Census designated place in California
Orinda 19,557 City in California, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Richmond distances to largest California cities