Richmond, KY Demographics


Richmond is located at 40km southeast of Lexington. Fort Boonesborough State Park is a reconstruction of Daniel Boone’s fort, Kentucky’s second settlement. Be sure to visit White Hall State Historic Site, home of emancipationist and publisher Cassius Marcellus Clay. A fascinating character given to bare-knuckled defense of his views, Clay was also the U.S. minister to Russia and a close friend of Abraham Lincoln.

Population: 27,152. Estimated population in July 2019: 30,893 (+13.8% change)
Males: 12,895 (47.5%), Females: 14,257 (52.5%)

Madison County

Zip codes: 40475.

Median resident age: 25.3 years
Median household income: $25,533
Median house value: $89,800

Races in Richmond:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.5%)
  • Black (8.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (18.0%), English (11.7%), Irish (10.9%), German (10.9%), Italian (1.9%), Scottish (1.9%).

Elevation: 975 feet

Land area: 19.1 square miles

Map of Richmond, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Richmond

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Richmond city

  • Never married: 44.8%
  • Now married: 35.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

2.1% Foreign born (1.1% Asia, 0.5% Latin America, 0.2% Europe).

Population change: +5,589 (+25.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Richmond:

  • PATTIE A CLAY HOSP (EASTERN BYPASS)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Richmond:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Richmond:

  • BLUE GRASS (about 30 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; ID: LEX)
  • CINCINNATI/NORTHERN KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL (about 92 miles; COVINGTON/CINCINNATI, OH, KY; ID: CVG)
  • CINCINNATI MUNI AIRPORT LUNKEN FIELD (about 94 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; ID: LUK)

Other public-use airports nearest to Richmond:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Richmond:

  • EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 11,214; Location: 521 LANCASTER AVE; Public; Website: www.eku.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • EASTERN SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (Location: 451 BIG HILL AVE; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Richmond:

  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY (about 25 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Full-time enrollment: 20,492)
  • LEXINGTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; MOREHEAD, KY; FT enrollment: 6,866)
  • NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY; FT enrollment: 9,668)
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 97 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; FT enrollment: 4,977)
  • CINCINNATI STATE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 99 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI-MAIN CAMPUS (about 100 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; FT enrollment: 22,355)

Schools

Public high schools in Richmond:

  • MADISON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,451; Location: 705 N 2ND ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MODEL LABORATORY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 521 LANCASTER AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Richmond:

  • MODEL LABORATORY SCHOOL AFTER (Students: 728; Location: 521 LANCASTER AVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HARVEST ACADEMY (Students: 82; Location: 621 SOUTH KEENELAND DRIVE; Grades: PK – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Richmond:

  • CLARK MOORES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 720; Location: 1143 BEREA RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 685; Location: 101 SUMMIT ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • DANIEL BOONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 596; Location: 710 N 2ND ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • KIT CARSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 568; Location: 450 TATES CREEK RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WHITE HALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 514; Location: 2166 LEXINGTON RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • KIRKSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 502; Location: 2399 LANCASTER RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MODEL LABORATORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 448; Location: 521 LANCASTER AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • MAYFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 300 BOND ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MADISON DAY TREATMENT CENTER ALT SCH (Students: 18; Location: 300 BELLEVUE DR; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • MODEL LABORATORY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 521 LANCASTER AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)

Private primary/middle schools in Richmond:

  • SAINT MARK SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 115 PARRISH AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • RICHMOND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 78; Location: 1675 E MAIN; Grades: PK – 8)
  • RICHMOND MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 48; Location: 305 GERI LANE; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Richmond:

  • MADISON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,004,193; Location: 507 WEST MAIN STREET; 86,436 books; 4,908 audio materials; 5,199 video materials; 248 serial subscriptions)