Richmond is a city in Ray County, Missouri, and part of the Kansas City metropolitan area within the United States. The population was 5,797 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Ray County.
Richmond was platted in 1828. The community was named after Richmond, Virginia. A post office called Richmond has been in operation since 1828.
Richmond is located at 39°16′39″N 93°58′33″W (39.277550, -93.975907). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.90 square miles (15.28 km2), of which 5.88 square miles (15.23 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.
Not to be confused with Richmond, Virginia
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,797 people, 2,430 households, and 1,475 families living in the city. The population density was 985.9 inhabitants per square mile (380.7/km2). There were 2,777 housing units at an average density of 472.3 per square mile (182.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.7% White, 3.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.