Richmond Heights is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri. It is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,603 at the 2010 census. According to Robert L. Ramsay, the name was suggested by Robert E. Lee, who thought the topography of the area resembled Richmond, Virginia. Richmond Heights is located at 38°37′42″N 90°19′43″W (38.628402, -90.328614). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.30 square miles (5.96 km2), all land.Richmond Heights has several major highways within its boundaries: Interstate 170, Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 40.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,603 people, 4,244 households, and 2,012 families living in the city. The population density was 3,740.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,444.2/km2). There were 4,680 housing units at an average density of 2,034.8 per square mile (785.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.7% White, 11.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population. There were 4,244 households, of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.6% were non-families. 42.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
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