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Richland is a city in Benton County, in the Kennewick-Richland-Pasco metro area.

The community was named for Nelson Rich, state legislator and land developer

The latitude of Richland is 46.285N. The longitude is -119.283W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 384 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 42,537.


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Median household income
Local
$53,092
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Richland demographic reports
Richland is on the Columbia and Yakima rivers
Former and merged names include:
· Benton Post Office
Public transportation: Ben Franklin Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 82. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Three rivers Children's Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Richland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Benton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Richland-Kennewick area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 99353 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Richland residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Richland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Richland was $25,494, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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39% of Richland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Richland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $519.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,113.


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Libraries in Richland include Richland Public Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Richland include KNDU, KTNW.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KFAE-FM.

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Benton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Richland political report.

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The average commute time for Richland workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Richland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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