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Richmond: Love What You Find

Relocating to Greater Richmond, Virginia? You will find what you love, and love what you find.

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The City of Richmond & Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico


Educational Attainment

According to 2013 American Community Survey data, 87.0% of the Richmond MSA population over age 25 has at least a high school education, compared to 86.1% nationally. Richmond compares favorably in higher education, with many residents holding at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Highest Level Attained Richmond MSA (total #) Richmond MSA
(% of total)
Virginia (% of total) U.S.
(% of total)
Less than High School Diploma 106,678 13.0% 12.6% 13.9%
High School or GED


26.6% 25.2% 28.1%
Some College, No Degree 172,326 21.0% 20.1% 21.2%
Associate Degree 54,160 6.6% 7.0% 7.8%
Bachelor's Degree 169.044 20.6% 20.5% 18.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 99,293 12.1% 14.7% 10.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2013 American Community Survey.


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