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Overview

Introduction to Richardson, Texas

Richardson is located in Dallas County and is considered to be a suburb of Dallas. Richardson is the location of the Telecom Corridor; a vast technology center which is home to numerous companies that are prominent in the technology industry such as Nortel, Ericsson, AT&T, Tellabs, Alcatel-Lucent and Texas Instruments.

History

The area was inhabited by the Comanche and the Caddo tribes. During the 1840's pioneers from Tennessee and Kentucky moved to Richardson and settled in the area. After the Civil War ended a new railroad was constructed in the region. William J. Wheeler donated a piece of land that became the location of a new town which thrived due to the railroad. He turned down an offer to have the town named after him. The town was named after E.H. Richardson who was a railroad contractor that constructed the railroad which went from Dallas to Denison.

In 1873 Richardson received a charter. The city residents were provided with their first telephones and electric lights in 1910. A schoolhouse made from red bricks was constructed in 1914 and is now the location of the Richardson Independent School District administrative offices. In 1940 the population of Richardson was 740. When World War II ended the population significantly increased. Due primarily to U.S. Highway 75 opening in 1954, Richardson was no longer just an agricultural city but soon became the location of numerous shopping centers and houses.

Transportation

Richardson is served by the Dallas Area Rapid Transport.

Higher Education

The University of Texas at Dallas is situated in Richardson and is located in the Telecom Corridor accompanied by numerous prominent technology corporations. It is prominent in the areas of engineering, cognitive sciences, natural sciences and computer science. The university is well known for its graduate programs in international management, economics as well as political economy. It provides students with the opportunities to obtain master degrees and opportunities in doctoral programs. The university is the location of the renowned Alan G. MacDiarmid Nano Tech Institute.

Historic Richardson

  • The Floyd Family Inn
  • The drug store on Main Street
  • R.P. Harben Drug Store

Demographics

People

Total Population108,350
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+54,602
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married54.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.1%
Median Earnings25+$49,224
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,273
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,813

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,884
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone24.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,180
Median House Value$209,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.8%
German11.9%
English10%
Irish7.6%
Italian2.8%
African2.5%
Scottish2.4%
French Except Basque1.7%
Polish1.7%
Arab1.6%
Norwegian1%
Ethiopian1%
Nigerian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Czech0.6%
Russian0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Palestinian0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Richardson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County, Collin County
Standard Zip Codes75080, 75081, 75082
P.O. Box Zip Codes75083, 75085
Phone Area Codes214,469
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.98
Approximate Longitude-96.74

Richardson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationLAVON DAM
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationWAXAHACHIE
Distance37.4 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Addison15,363$85,694
Garland234,810$57,154
Murphy20,015$124,923
Plano279,088$103,159
Sachse23,329$96,867

Richardson Public Libraries

Richardson Public Library
900 CIVIC CENTER DR
Richardson, Texas
(972) 744-4350

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Richardson Hospitals

Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital North Texas
(Proprietary)
3351 Waterview Parkway
Methodist Richardson Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
401 West Campbell Road

Richardson Public Schools

Aldridge El
720 Pleasant Valley Ln
ZIP: 75080
(469) 752-0000
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Arapaho Classical Magnet
1300 Cypress Dr
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Canyon Creek El
2100 Copper Rdg Dr
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
Dover El
700 Dover Dr
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Enterprise City
2100 Copper Rdg
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-6509
Other
Greenwood Hills El
1313 W Shore Dr
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Mohawk El
1500 Mimosa Dr
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Northrich El
1301 Custer Rd
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Pearce H S
1600 N Coit Rd
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-5000
High
Total Enrollment 2253
Prairie Creek El
2120 E Prairie Creek Dr
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Richardson Arts/law/science Magnet
1250 Belt Line Rd
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-3038
Other
Richardson H S
1250 W Belt Line Rd
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-3000
High
Total Enrollment 2653
Richardson Heights El
101 N Floyd Rd
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Richardson North J H
1820 N Floyd Rd
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-5400
Middle
Total Enrollment 649
Richardson West J H
1309 Holly Dr
ZIP: 75080
(469) 593-3700
Middle
Total Enrollment 757
Winfree Academy Charter School (richardson)
1661 Gateway Blvd
ZIP: 75080
(972) 234-9855
High
Total Enrollment 314
Apollo J H
1600 Apollo Rd
ZIP: 75081
(469) 593-7900
Middle
Total Enrollment 642
Berkner H S
1600 E Spring Vly Rd
ZIP: 75081
(469) 593-7000
High
Total Enrollment 2494
Christa Mcauliffe Learning Center
900 S Greenville Ave
ZIP: 75081
(469) 593-5800
Other
Total Enrollment 62
Dartmouth El
417 Dartmouth Ln
ZIP: 75081
(469) 593-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Evolution Academy Charter School
1101 S Sherman St
ZIP: 75081
(972) 907-3755
High
Total Enrollment 516
Jess Harben El
600 S Glenville Dr
ZIP: 75081
(469) 593-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Mark Twain El
1200 Larkspur Dr
ZIP: 75081
(469) 593-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Math/science/tech Magnet
450 Abrams Rd
ZIP: 75081
(469) 593-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Premier H S Of Richardson
1111 Digital Dr
ZIP: 75081
(972) 547-7901
High
Total Enrollment 79
Richardson Terrace El
300 N Dorothy Ave
ZIP: 75081
(469) 593-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Richland El
550 Park Bend
ZIP: 75081
(469) 593-4650
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Springridge El
1801 E Spring Vly Rd
ZIP: 75081
(469) 593-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Yale El
1900 E Collins Blvd
ZIP: 75081
(469) 593-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Miller El
5651 Coventry Dr
ZIP: 75082
(469) 752-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Schell El
5301 E Renner Rd
ZIP: 75082
(469) 752-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Stinson El
4201 Greenfield Dr
ZIP: 75082
(469) 752-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Vista Academy Of Richardson
2101 E Renner Rd
ZIP: 75082
(972) 316-3663
Primary
Total Enrollment 59
Jjaep
400 E Spring Valley Rd
ZIP: 75083
(972) 293-4504
High
Total Enrollment 3
P A S S Learning Ctr
400 E Spring Vly Rd
ZIP: 75083
(972) 494-8382
Other
Total Enrollment 6

Richardson Private Schools

Beth Torah Preschool & Kindergarten
720 W Lookout Dr
ZIP: 75080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Canyon Creek Christian Academy
2800 Custer Pkwy
ZIP: 75080
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 339
Dallas North Montessori School
1149 Rockingham Dr
ZIP: 75080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
St Paul The Apostle School
720 S Floyd Rd
ZIP: 75080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 314
Tzu Chi Great Love Preschool And Kindergarten
534 W Belt Line Rd
ZIP: 75080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Weekday Kids At First
503 N Central Expy
ZIP: 75080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
I A N T Qur'anic Academy
840 Abrams Rd
ZIP: 75081
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 238
North Dallas Adventist Academy
302 Centennial Blvd
ZIP: 75081
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 209
Peace Academy
701 N Plano Rd
ZIP: 75081
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 160
St Joseph Catholic School
600 S Jupiter Rd
ZIP: 75081
Elementary
Total Enrollment 363
The Alexander School
409 International Pkwy
ZIP: 75081
Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Breckinridge Montessori School
3900 Breckenridge Blvd
ZIP: 75082
Elementary
Total Enrollment 142
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