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Contra Costa County, California

94801, 94804, 94805

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Richmond is approximately 101,700 (2001), 103701 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 36,099 (2000), 36093 (2010).
The amount of land area in Richmond is 76.989 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Richmond is 56.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 58.529 sq kilometers.
The distance from Richmond to Washington DC is 2573 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 64 miles. (as the crow flies)
Richmond is positioned 37.95 degrees north of the equator and 122.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay area of California. Richmond is about 16 miles northeast of San Francisco. It is on a peninsula between San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay.

Here is a map page for Richmond.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Richmond.

Though the area was inhabited by native Ohlone Indians for thousands of years previous to the early 1800's, the first explorers came and gradually wiped out the native way of life here. The settlement first occurred on land once part of the holdings of Don Francisco Castro. Though a small town of just 2,150 people when incorporated in 1905, Richmond has grown tremendously over the years. The shipyards grew up in the World War II era causing much growth. AFter the war, the shipyards were closed which caused a sharp drop in population. It was at this time that several programs and projects were put into place to help the area recoup their losses in industry and population. Gradually, the city began to grow again and flourish with over 100,000 residents in 2001.

Here is another history page about the area.
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The incorporation of Richmond

August 7, 1905


Historical Sites in the area.

Richmond Museum of History
400 Nevin Avenue, Box 1267
Richmond, CA 94802
Phone: (510) 235-7387
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Richmond City Government

City of Richmond
Richmond City Hall
2600 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804-1654
Phone: 510-307-8016

Richmond has a Council/Manager form of government. The city council is comprised of nine members who all serve four year terms. The Mayor is elected at-large, but is also a member of the City Council.

Richmond Chamber

Richmond Chamber Of Commerce
3925 Macdonald Ave
Richmond, CA 94805-2229
Phone: 510-234-3512
Fax: 510-234-3540

Richmond Organizations

Richmond Chamber Of Commerce
3925 Macdonald Ave
Richmond, CA 94805-2229
Phone: 510-234-3512
Fax: 510-234-3540

Richmond Libraries

Richmond Public Library
325 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804-1659
Phone: 510-620-6561

Bayview Branch Library
5100 Hartnett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804-4700
Phone: 510-620-6566

West Side Branch Library
135 Washington Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801
Phone: 510-620-6567

Richmond Schools

West Contra Costa Unified School District
1108 Bissell Ave
Richmond, CA 94801-3135
Phone: 510-234-3825
Fax: 510-234-9107 Richmond


The 56.1 square miles within the city limits of Richmond are comprised of a land area of 33.8 square miles and a water area of 22.3 square miles. There are 32 miles of shoreline in Richmond.

The population of Richmond was:
1905 - 2,150
1910 - 6,802
1920 - 16,843
1930 - 20,093
1940 - 23,642
1943 - 93,738
1947 - 101,519
1950 - 99,545
1960 - 71,854
1970 - 79,043
1975 - 70,216
1980 - 74,676
1990 - 87,425
1999 - 93,813
2000 - 99,216
2001 - 101,700
Sources: US Census data, Some special census counts and State Department of Finance estimate.

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