Richmond 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