Richmond employment information

Income per capita$27,860$33,958$28,555
Median household income$41,331$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$65,944$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$28,985$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$28,660$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$23,731$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate7.0%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level25.5%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Richmond is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Richmond is 23% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Richmond is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Richmond is 64% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Richmond median earnings by income bracket

Richmond employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.2%1.0%
Manufacturing sector8.1%0.3%
Financial & insurance services6.5%6.0%
Wholesale & retail services12.6%11.9%
Public administration5.0%5.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%2.6%
Education, health & social services16.6%36.1%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Wyndham, VA10,101$146,667174%
Short Pump, VA27,034$109,770105%
Woodlake, VA7,266$104,46895%
Chamberlayne, VA5,867$82,59154%
Innsbrook, VA7,749$81,22452%
Richmond, VA211,063$41,33123%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Boise, ID211,655$49,2098%
Rochester, NY210,461$30,78442%
Birmingham, AL211,705$31,21742%
Spokane, WA210,142$42,81420%
San Bernardino, CA213,044$38,77428%
Richmond, VA211,063$41,33123%
Source: The Richmond, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.