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Richardson, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Richardson had a population of 104,864 as of July 1, 2016. Richardson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Richardson is located at latitude 32.9723 and longitude -96.7081 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Richardson (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 630 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Richardson are located in Dallas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Collin County.

The City of Richardson (GNIS ID: 2410933) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Richardson is located within Northeast Dallas Division of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richardson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Richardson, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 104,864
Population in Households 103,831
Population in Familes 83,736
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,033
Population Density1 3,671
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 40,647
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 26,620
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 42,962 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,982 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,665 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,315 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $207,878
Average Home Value $241,730


Median Household Income $73,713
Average Household Income $96,995
Per Capita Income $37,824
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 1.25%
Households 0.78% 1.18%
Families 0.66% 1.05%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Richardson, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richardson to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 34 98th
Population Density1 # 111 94th
Diversity Index2 # 298 83rd
Median Household Income # 206 88th
Per Capita Income # 152 91st

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