Introduction to Richland Hills, Texas

Richland Hills, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 1 miles S of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center) and 8 miles NE of Fort Worth, Texas.

Richland Hills History

This region developed around a Baptist church from the late 19th century. At the turn of the century, it had a few scattered settlements, along with a school, a store and a cemetery. The area continued to exist as a rural ranching and farming community for over a hundred years.

Richland Hills and Nearby Attractions

  • Fort Worth Botanical Garden
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Log Cabin Village
  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Southfork Ranch

Things To Do In Richland Hills

Southfork Ranch, one of the nearby attractions, claims that it was the shooting location for the television series "Dallas." Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, another prominent historic site, was built in the mid-19th century and is considered to be one of the finest buildings in the state. National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame are museums dedicated to honor the leadership spirit of men and women who have grown up in the area. Among other attractions is the Log Cabin Village which is an area featuring six furnished log cabins dating back to the 19th century. Visitors may also go to Cedar Hill State Park which is situated upon 1,826 acres for camping, trailing, boating, and picnicking. Other popular destinations are the Fort Worth Zoo, the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Fort Worth Botanical Garden.

Richland Hills Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Richland Hills Higher Education

Arlington Baptist College, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas Christian College, Mountain View College, and North Lake College are some of the colleges near Richland Hills.


Total Population 7,992
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,877
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,397
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,570
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,023


Median Family Income $63,354
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $876
Median House Value $107,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.5%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 12.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Richland Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles S of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NE of Fort Worth, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76118, 76180
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.815
Longitude -97.227

Richland Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Richland Hills, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Northrichland Hills (76180)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford 48,559 $80,268
Colleyville 24,453 $166,868
Haltom City 43,625 $52,593
Hurst 38,458 $67,745

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Richland Hills Public Libraries

North Richland Hills Public Library
6720 NE LOOP 820
Richland Hills, Texas
(817) 427-6800
Library Web Site
Richland Hills Public Library
6724 RENA DR
Richland Hills, Texas
(817) 299-1860
Library Web Site

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