poll: #8 Richmond: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013


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Richmond is a profoundly rural town that is 60% uninhabited woodlands. Its location near the water allowed for water powered mills to advance the textile industry of this old-fashioned community in South County. The town also hosts one of Rhode Island's most popular old-style entertainments, the Washington County Fair in August.

Richmond by the numbers

Established: 1669
Population: 7,708
Median household income: $79,219
Median housing price: $230,000

2013 Best Communities rankings

Overall ranking: 8
Affordability ranking: 6
Education ranking: 3
Economic Condition ranking: 10
Safety ranking: 9
Arts & Culture ranking: 17


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