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Richmond, California

Richmond is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. It is next to El Cerrito and Albany in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay Area Rapid Transit has a station there. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 99,216.

Geography Richmond is located at 37°56'13" North, 122°20'31" West (37.936874, -122.342057)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 136.2 km² (52.6 mi²). 77.6 km² (30.0 mi²) of it is land and 58.5 km² (22.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 42.98% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 99,216 people, 34,625 households, and 23,025 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,277.8/km² (3,309.5/mi²). There are 36,044 housing units at an average density of 464.2/km² (1,202.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 31.36% White, 36.06% African American, 0.64% Native American, 12.29% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 13.86% from other races, and 5.27% from two or more races. 26.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 34,625 households out of which 33.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% are married couples living together, 20.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% are non-families. 26.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.82 and the average family size is 3.44.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $44,210, and the median income for a family is $46,659. Males have a median income of $37,389 versus $34,204 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,788. 16.2% of the population and 13.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.1% are under the age of 18 and 11.8% are 65 or older.

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