Richfield Still Growing - Slowly
But proportion of minorities growing rapidly, according to new Census figures.
While Richfield's population grew only slightly during the past decade, the city's population become significantly more diverse than in previous years, according to figures released today by the US Census Bureau.
The official population of Richfield increased about 2.5 percent to 35,228 residents in 2010 from 34,439 in 2000, but the data shows the city minority populations grew at a much faster rate.
Over the past decade, the number of residents in Richfield who classified themselves as African American and Asian only jumped 42 percent and 18 percent, respectively - though both groups still represent only a fragment of the city's population. The city's African American population was 3,242 in 2010 compared to 2,289 in 2000; its Asian population was 2,163 in 2010 compared to 1,826 in 2000.
The percentage of Richfield residents who identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino grew even faster. In 2010, there were 6,436 compared to 2,158 in 2000, a percentage increase in the triple digits.
The white population of 24,606 in 2010 still represents a majority of the Richfield citizenry. There were 27,981 white residents in 2000.
Similar increases in minority populations were also true for Hennepin County and the state. Check out Richfield Patch for future stories regarding the census figures below.
|2010 Census||Richfield||Hennepin County||Minnesota|
|Population of one race:||33,998||1,114,976||5,178,780|
|Black or African American alone||3,242||136,262||274,412|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||295||10,591||60,916|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone||21||506||2,156|
|Some Other Race alone||3,671||38,878||103,000|
|Two or More Races||1,230||37,449||125,145|
|Hispanic or Latino (cultural designation, may be any race)||6,436||77,676||250,258|
|Age 18 or older (eligible to vote)||27,172||891,080||4,019,862|
|2000 Census||Richfield||Hennepin County||Minnesota|
|Population of one race:||33,531||1,087,159||4,836,737|
|Black or African American alone||2,289||99,943||171,731|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||248||11,163||54,967|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone||14||531||1,979|
|Some other race alone||1,173||23,046||65,810|
|Population of two or more races||908||29,041||82,742|
|Hispanic or Latino (cultural designation, may be any race)||2,158||45,439||143,382|
|Age 18 or older (eligible to vote)||27,468||848,698||3,632,585|