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Richmond
Richmond's Water Tower, City Library, City Hall and Fire Station
Richmond's Water Tower, City Library, City Hall and Fire Station
Motto(s): 
"On The Horseshoe Chain Of Lakes"
Location of Richmondwithin Stearns County, Minnesota
Location of Richmond
within Stearns County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°27′13″N 94°31′10″W / 45.45361°N 94.51944°W / 45.45361; -94.51944
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Stearns
Area
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land 1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,122 ft (342 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,422
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,470
 • Density 1,237.37/sq mi (477.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56368
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-54268
GNIS feature ID 650067
Website www.ci.richmond.mn.us

Richmond is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,422 at the 2010 census. Richmond is part of the St. Cloud, Minnesota metropolitan area.

History

Richmond was platted in 1856 by Reuben Richardson.

Geography and transportation

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2); 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Minnesota State Highways 22 and 23 are two of the main routes in the city. Richmond is 12 miles west of Interstate 94 along Highway 23.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 600
1910 563 −6.2%
1920 651 15.6%
1930 603 −7.4%
1940 634 5.1%
1950 700 10.4%
1960 751 7.3%
1970 866 15.3%
1980 867 0.1%
1990 965 11.3%
2000 1,213 25.7%
2010 1,422 17.2%
2019 (est.) 1,470 3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,422 people, 583 households, and 392 families living in the city. The population density was 1,380.6 inhabitants per square mile (533.1/km2). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 608.7 per square mile (235.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 1,903 households, of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.8% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

Notable people

  • Joseph Gimse, politician; former member of the Minnesota Senate
  • Bernard Brinkman, politician; former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives

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