Advertising in Richmond


Richmond is the third largest city in Virginia. The city of Richmond was founded in 1737 and became the state capital in 1780. During the beginning of the 20th century, Richmond had a very effective electric streetcar system. Law enforcement, finance, both federal and state government, and many banking firms are important to Richmond’s economy. Tourism is also important, as many historic sites are in or nearby the city.

  • Estimated Population :227,032
  • Foreign born :6.50%
  • Language other than English spoken at home :9.40%
  • High school graduates :84.00%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher :36.70%
  • Median Household income :$41,187
  • Per Capita income :$29,011
  • Population per sq. mile :3,414
  • White :44.20%,Black or African :48.60%,American Indian :0.50%,Asian :2.10%,Others :4.60%

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Events in Richmond


January
  • Chinese New Year
  • Jewish Food Festival
February
March
  • Lansdowne Centre Outdoor Spring Carnival
  • Shamrock the Block
  • Virginia Horse Festival
April
  • Whale Watching
  • RVA French Food Festival
May
  • Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market
  • Richmond Night Market
June
  • Doors Open
July
  • Steveston Salmon Festival
  • Richmond Maritime Festival
August
  • Family Farm Fair Day at London Heritage Farm
September
  • Richmond World Festival
October
  • Kickn' Chicken Wing Fest
  • Richmond Oktoberfest
  • Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival
November
  • Fire
  • Flour & Fork
  • InLight Richmond
  • Richmond Cider Celebration
December
  • Grand Illumination
  • Capital City Kwanzaa Festival

Business & Education in Richmond


  • The city is home to five Fortune 500 companies. They are Altria Group, Dominion Resources, Genworth Financial, CarMax, and MeadWestvaco. Other companies of note headquartered in Richmond include Biggs Furniture, Blood and Ink Records, Brink’s, Capital One, Cavalier Telephone, Circuit City, Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation, Dominion Resources, Estes Express Lines, Ethyl Corporation, First Market Bank, Greater Richmond Transit Company, GreenTech ITM, Heilig-Meyers, Philip Morris USA, Southern States Corporative, Universal Corporation, UPS Freight, and Velocity Micro.
  • There is one public university located within the city limits: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Private colleges in the city include the University of Richmond, Virginia Union University, Virginia College, and Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education.