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Richwood, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Richwood had a population of 3,981 as of July 1, 2017. Richwood ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Richwood is located at latitude 29.1007 and longitude -95.4006 in Brazoria County. The formal boundaries for the City of Richwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Brazoria County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Richwood (GNIS ID: 2410942) 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 Richwood is located within Brazosport Division of Brazoria County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Richwood: Richwood Village.

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Richwood, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,981
Daytime Population: Workers 669
Daytime Population: Residents 2,067
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,736
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 3,981
Population in Familes 3,358
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,274
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $67,406
Average Household Income $82,273
Per Capita Income $31,153


Total Housing Units 1,664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 948 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 555 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $142,582
Average Home Value $158,201


Total Households 1,504
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,063
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.75% 1.79%
Households 1.66% 1.7%
Families 1.59% 1.62%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Richwood, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richwood to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 474 73rd
Population Density # 565 68th
Diversity Index # 225 87th
Median Household Income # 285 84th
Per Capita Income # 354 80th

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