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Richmond has the 86th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Richmond area is 3.7%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Richmond has the 46th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Richmond is below average at $47,880, and the median cost of a home in Richmond is $195,000, which is above the national average. 35% of workers in Richmond hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 82% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Richmond. 83% of Richmond workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Richmond spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

Virginia Employment Commission- Richmond Office

3719 Saunders Avenue
PO Box 997
Richmond, VA 23227

Resource Workforce Center - Chesterfield

7333 Whitepine Road
Richmond, VA 23237