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Richfield, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Richfield had a population of 37,895 as of July 1, 2017. Richfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Richfield is located at latitude 44.8745 and longitude -93.2825 in Hennepin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Richfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Richfield (GNIS ID: 2396362) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Richfield: City of Richfield.

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Richfield, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,895
Daytime Population: Workers 15,027
Daytime Population: Residents 18,358
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,385
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 37,534
Population in Familes 27,356
Population in Group Qrtrs 361
Population Density2 5,536
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $55,330
Average Household Income $73,479
Per Capita Income $30,704


Total Housing Units 16,534 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,935 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,768 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 831 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $210,288
Average Home Value $218,023


Total Households 15,703
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 8,827
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.01% 0.93%
Households 0.8% 0.84%
Families 0.65% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Richfield, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richfield to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 97th
Population Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 435 52nd
Per Capita Income # 327 64th

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