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Richland, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Richland had a population of 53,852 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Richland is located at latitude 46.2841 and longitude -119.294 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Richland (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.56 sq. miles and a water area of 3.39 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 384 feet.

The City of Richland (GNIS ID: 2410937) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Richland is located within Richland-Kennewick Division of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Richland, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 53,852
Population in Households 53,514
Population in Familes 43,119
Population in Group Qrtrs 338
Population Density1 1,397
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 21,917
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 14,408
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,241 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,676 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,462 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $208,529
Average Home Value $255,202


Median Household Income $72,674
Average Household Income $94,578
Per Capita Income $38,705
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.81% 1.61%
Households 1.69% 1.55%
Families 1.66% 1.54%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Richland, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richland to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 97th
Population Density1 # 216 66th
Diversity Index2 # 261 59th
Median Household Income # 143 77th
Per Capita Income # 91 86th

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