Richardson, Texas

Richardson, Texas

According to TOPSCHOOLSINTHEUSA.COM, Richardson, Texas is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, making it a great place to live and work. The city is bordered by two major cities: Dallas and Plano. It has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average annual precipitation is about 38 inches, with most of it falling in the summer months.

Richardson has a rich history dating back to 1841 when settlers first arrived in the area. It was originally known as Breckinridge but was renamed Richardson in 1873 after railroad engineer Alfred S. Richardson. The city experienced rapid growth after World War II when several aerospace companies moved their operations there. Today, Richardson is home to many large corporations such as Verizon, Texas Instruments, and Cisco Systems.

The economy of Richardson is largely based on technology and telecommunications, but it also has a diverse range of industries including retail, medical services, education and financial services. The city’s public school system consists of twenty-three elementary schools, six middle schools, four high schools and one alternative school serving more than 33000 students from PreK through 12th grade.

There are several notable landmarks located within the city limits including the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations which hosts concerts, plays and other events; the Charles W Eisemann Center which houses an outdoor amphitheater; Galatyn Park which features a lake with walking trails; The University of Texas at Dallas; the CityLine development featuring restaurants, shopping centers and corporate offices;and the historic Cottonwood Park which contains an abundance of trees planted by early settlers in 1846. Additionally there are numerous parks throughout Richardson that provide recreational activities for all ages such as sports fields, playgrounds and picnic areas for families to enjoy throughout the year.

Population: 91,802. Estimated population in July 2020: 99,187 (+8.0% change)
Males: 45,347 (49.4%), Females: 46,455 (50.6%)

Dallas County

Zip codes: 75080, 75081, 75082.

Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $62,392
Median house value: $131,400

Races in Richardson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.6%)
  • Hispanic (10.3%)
  • Black (6.2%)
  • Chinese (3.8%)
  • Other race (3.7%)
  • Asian Indian (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Vietnamese (1.9%)
  • Other Asian (1.4%)
  • Korean (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (14.1%), English (12.5%), Irish (10.2%), United States (7.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), French (3.1%).

Land area: 28.6 square miles

Richardson, Texas


Richardson, Texas is a city located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is home to an estimated population of 116,783 people as of 2019. The city has a diverse population with a mix of different ethnicities, including White (53.9%), Hispanic or Latino (31.3%), African American (12.2%), Asian (15.8%), and other races (1.9%). The median age of the population is 33 years old, and the median household income is $77,749. The city also has a high rate of homeownership at 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63%.

Richardson has grown steadily over the past decade due to its proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth and its reputation as an attractive place to live for young professionals and families alike. The city offers excellent educational opportunities with award-winning schools, plenty of recreational activities, parks, trails, shopping centers, entertainment venues, office buildings, restaurants, and more. With its vibrant culture and strong economy it’s no wonder Richardson continues to attract new residents year after year! In addition to the diverse population that calls Richardson home there are also many businesses located within the city limits that employ thousands of people across various industries such as technology, finance, healthcare services and more. These businesses help drive growth in Richardson’s economy while providing quality jobs for its citizens.

For population 25 years and over in Richardson

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 47.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Richardson city

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

18.8% Foreign born (10.2% Asia, 5.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +16,795 (+22.4%).


Hospital/medical center in Richardson:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Richardson:

  • LEAVES,THE (about 2 miles; BUCKINGHAM, TX)
  • IHS HOSPITAL AT PLANO (about 5 miles; PLANO, TX)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Richardson:

  • DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 13 miles; DALLAS, TX; Abbreviation: DAL)
  • FORT WORTH ALLIANCE (about 42 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: AFW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Richardson:

  • GARLAND/DFW HELOPLEX (about 7 miles; GARLAND, TX; Abbreviation: T57)
  • ADDISON (about 9 miles; DALLAS, TX; Abbreviation: ADS)
  • AIR PARK-DALLAS (about 9 miles; DALLAS, TX; Abbreviation: F69)

Amtrak station near Richardson:

  • 15 miles: DALLAS (400 S. HOUSTON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Richardson:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS (Full-time enrollment: 7,695; Location: 2601 N FLOYD RD; Public; Website:; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 494; Location: 2101 WATERVIEW PKY; Private, for-profit; Website:
  • PROFESSIONAL CAREER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 258; Location: 1401 N CENTRAL EXPY; Private, for-profit; Website:

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Richardson:

  • RICHLAND COLLEGE (about 4 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,352)
  • BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE (about 9 miles; FARMERS BRANCH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,711)
  • EASTFIELD COLLEGE (about 12 miles; MESQUITE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,457)
  • EL CENTRO COLLEGE (about 15 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,359)
  • SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,231)
  • COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL PARK (about 18 miles; MCKINNEY, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,514)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 19 miles; IRVING, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,651)


Public high schools in Richardson:

  • BERKNER H S (Students: 2,179; Location: 1600 E SPRING VLY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RICHARDSON H S (Students: 1,514; Location: 1250 W BELT LINE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PEARCE H S (Students: 1,502; Location: 1600 N COIT RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EVOLUTION ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 274; Location: 1100 BUSINESS PKWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • DISTRICT H S MAGNET (Location: 1250 BELT LINE RD; Grades: 10 – 12)

Private high schools in Richardson:

  • CANYON CREEK CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 762; Location: 2800 CUSTER PARKWAY; Grades: PK – 12)
  • THE ALEXANDER SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 409 INTERNATIONAL PARKWAY’; Grades: 8 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Richardson:

  • APOLLO J H (Students: 963; Location: 1600 APOLLO RD; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • RICHARDSON NORTH J H (Students: 865; Location: 1820 N FLOYD RD; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • RICHARDSON WEST J H (Students: 830; Location: 1309 HOLLY DR; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • MILLER EL (Students: 780; Location: 5651 COVENTRY; Grades: KG – 05)
  • STINSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 698; Location: 4201 GREENFIELD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RICHARDSON TERRACE EL (Students: 592; Location: 300 N DOROTHY AVE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • RICHARDSON J H (Students: 584; Location: 450 ABRAMS RD; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • ALDRIDGE EL (Students: 577; Location: 720 PLEASANT VLY LN; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RICHLAND EL (Students: 556; Location: 550 PARK BEND; Grades: PK – 06)
  • YALE EL (Students: 534; Location: 1900 E COLLINS BLVD; Grades: KG – 06)

Private primary/middle schools in Richardson:

  • ST PAUL THE APOSTLE SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 720 SOUTH FLOYD ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHUR (Students: 140; Location: 534 W BELT LINE RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • RICHARDSON ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 1201 WEST BELTLINE; Grades: KG – 10)
  • RAINBOW CONNECTION PRESCOOL (Students: 108; Location: 1651 E. CAMPBELL; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MESSIAH LUTHERAN LAMBS ELD (Students: 83; Location: 1245 W BELTLINE ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • HIGHLAND ACADAMY (Students: 60; Location: 1231 WEST BELTLINE RD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • DALLAS NORTH MONTESSORI (Students: 45; Location: 1149 ROCKINGHAM ST; Grades: PK – 3)


Library in Richardson:

  • RICHARDSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,606,010; Location: 900 CIVIC CENTER DR; 203,000 books; 8,142 audio materials; 5,995 video materials; 698 serial subscriptions)