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City
Updated:   06/19/2007 05:02:00 AM EDT

Tuesday, June 12
Settled: 1760.

Incorporated: 1765.

Population: 1,604 (2000 U.S. Census); 1,602 (Town Census, 2006).

Area: 19 square miles.

Elevation: 1,079 feet (average).

Average annual snowfall: 74 inches (estimated).

Median resident age: 42.5 (2000 U.S. Census).

Median household income: $60,917 (2000 U.S. Census); $75,800 (estimated, 2005).

Median family income: $72,500 (2000 U.S. Census).

Average house value: $450,206 (DOR, 2007).

Average property tax: $3,264, single-family home (DOR, 2007).

Unemployment rate: 2.5 percent (DET, April 2007).

Races, national origin: White, 1,566; Black or African American, 16; American Indian and Alaska native, 8; Asian, 7; Native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander, 1; some other race, 6; Hispanic or Latino, 9 (2000 U.S. Census).

Ancestries: Irish, 18 percent; Italian, 16 percent; English, 12 percent; French, 10 percent; German, 9 percent; Polish, 6 percent; Swedish, 3 percent; Russian, 3 percent; Scottish, 3 percent; French Canadian, 2 percent; Scotch-Irish, 2 percent; Dutch, 2 percent; European, 1 percent; Black or African American, 1 percent; Arab, 1 percent; British, 1 percent; Norwegian, 1 percent; Swiss, 1 percent; Czech, 1 percent; Greek, 1 percent; Syrian, 1 percent; Portuguese, 1 percent; (2000 U.S. Census).

Official town Web site: www.richmondma.org






 
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