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Richmond is a city located in Contra Costa County, CA. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 103,701. Richmond is located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a nine-county San Francisco Bay Area regional planning and development agency member. The City of Richmond was incorporated on August 7, 1905. It was founded by former California governor Henry J. Crocker and Frederick Townsend Henry Mills, who named it after Richmond-upon-Thames in London, England. Living in Richmond provides residents access to various amenities and activities. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes to enjoy, as well as numerous parks and recreation areas. The city also has its own symphony orchestra and ballet company. Several colleges and universities are located nearby, including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and Stanford University. Living in Richmond provides residents with an enjoyable and diverse lifestyle.