Richmond, California

Coordinates: 37°56′09″N 122°20′52″W / 37.93583°N 122.34778°W / 37.93583; -122.34778
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Richmond, California
Aerial view of Richmond
Aerial view of Richmond
Official seal of Richmond, California
Motto(s): 
The City of Pride and Purpose
Location in Contra Costa County
Location in Contra Costa County
Richmond, California is located in San Francisco Bay Area
Richmond, California
Richmond, California
Location in the United States
Richmond, California is located in California
Richmond, California
Richmond, California
Richmond, California (California)
Richmond, California is located in the United States
Richmond, California
Richmond, California
Richmond, California (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°56′09″N 122°20′52″W / 37.93583°N 122.34778°W / 37.93583; -122.34778
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyContra Costa
IncorporatedAugust 7, 1905[1]
Named forRichmond, Virginia, U.S.
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager[2]
 • State senatorNancy Skinner (D)[3]
 • AssemblymemberTony Thurmond (D)[4]
 • U. S. rep.Paul Cook (R)[5]
Area
 • Total52.51 sq mi (136.00 km2)
 • Land30.05 sq mi (77.84 km2)
 • Water22.46 sq mi (58.16 km2)  42.71%
Elevation46 ft (14 m)
Population
 • Total116,448
 • Rank2nd in Contra Costa County
54th in California
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
94801, 94802, 94804, 94805, 94807, 94808, 94850
Area code510, 341
FIPS code[7][9]06-60620
GNIS IDs[7][10][9]1659507, 2410939
Websitewww.ci.richmond.ca.us

Richmond is city in the U.S. State of California. It is a suburb of San Francisco. In 2020, 116,448 people lived in Richmond.[8] Chevron has an oil refinery here; in 2012 the refinery suffered a large fire.

Richmond is on the shore of the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay. It is part of the East Bay region.

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Government". Richmond, California. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  3. "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  4. "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  5. "California's 8th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC.
  6. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Richmond". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "QuickFacts: Richmond city, California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 25, 2023.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "FIPS55 Data: California". geonames.usgs.gov. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  10. "City of Richmond". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 10, 2014.