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Richland, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Richland had a population of 56,134 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Richland, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 56,134
Population in Households 55,813
Population in Familes 45,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 321
Population Density2 1,456
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $79,412
Average Household Income $108,336
Per Capita Income $44,257


Total Housing Units 24,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,768 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,064 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,326 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $236,283
Average Home Value $289,987


Total Households 22,832
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 15,024
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.88% 1.63%
Households 1.78% 1.57%
Families 1.77% 1.55%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 2018 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 Density # 214 66th
Diversity Index # 258 59th
Median Household Income # 156 75th
Per Capita Income # 85 87th

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