Richmond by the Numbers

blogimage.jpgRichmond is a distinct city. Its culture, people, landscape--and even its shape--make it stand out among other cities in the Bay Area. As a means to explore the many facets of this city, Radio Free Richmond has compiled a list of stand-out numbers that define Richmond. 

1906: The year Richmond was incorporated

107,571: Population of Richmond in 2013

+3.8%: Population growth since 2010

30: Square miles of land in Richmond

32: Miles of shoreline

42.7%: The amount of Richmond that is water

747: Number of vessels made in Richmond Shipyards during WWII, making Richmond the largest producer of ships in the world at the time.

16th: Richmond's ranking as one of the most racially diverse cities in the United States

3,448.9: Persons per square mile

240,000: the number of barrels of oil produced in Richmond per day

37%:  Businesses in Richmond that are owned by women--7 percent higher than the state average

16.4%: Businesses that are owned by African Americans--quadruple the state average

58th: Richmond's ranking among the biggest cities in the United States

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