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Community Introduction

Community Introduction

Richfield was incorporated as a village in 1908 and was once referred to as “Richland.” The city has deep roots and is fortunate to have several outstanding examples of early homes still well maintained and in solid structural shape. A History Center is housed on the grounds of the Riley Bartholomew House Museum and serves as the focal point for Richfield history, encompassing its 150 years.

We are a first-ring suburb located immediately south of Minneapolis and directly west of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The city’s population is around 35,000 and fits within seven square miles. The median resident age is 36 and the estimated median household income is around $53,000. The community is demographically diverse, as close to 12 percent of Richfield residents are foreign born.

Richfield remains a highly desirable place for families and businesses to plant their roots. In 1955, Look magazine named Richfield an “All-American City.” In 2008, Richfield was named by as one of 100 America’s best small cities in which to live.


People call Richfield home because the neighborhoods are clean; the city government is responsive; the community schools are diverse, extremely safe and have high standards; and the community spirit is high. We hope this spirit and uniqueness as a “suburban community with a small-town heart” comes through as you read this guide.

For more information on the area, please utilize the following community contacts:

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