Population: 3,411 (2010 Census)
Population within 30-mile radius: 350,000
Major area economic clusters:
Composites & advanced materials, precision manufacturing, environmental & energy technologies, specialty foods & agriculture, marine & aquaculture, and arts & culture.
Bath Iron Works, Bath; State of Maine, Augusta; LL Bean, Freeport; KIDS RSU-2, Richmond.
Post-Secondary Schools in Region (All Located Within 30 Miles):
Bowdoin College, Brunswick; Bates College, Lewiston; University of Maine, Augusta; Central Maine Community College, Auburn; Southern Maine Community College, Brunswick; Southern New Hampshire University, Brunswick.
The area which now comprises Richmond was part of a larger tract of land first established in 1649. In the early 1700s, Fort Richmond was constructed to protect the interests of traders and to support settlement in the area. The population of the area continued to grow and in 1823, the Town was incorporated. By the mid- to late-1800s, the Town was home to four shipyards and a bustling maritime economy.