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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,033
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+3,954
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,986
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,981
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,015

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,813
% Above Poverty Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone29%
Median Gross Rent$870
Median House Value$111,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.8%
Irish10.9%
English7.7%
Scottish3.5%
French Except Basque2.7%
Italian1.6%
Welsh0.7%
Polish0.6%
Arab0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Canadian0.1%
German0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Richland Hills Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tarrant County
Standard Zip Codes76118, 76180
Phone Area Codes682,817
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.8
Approximate Longitude-97.19

Richland Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches
StationDALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp34 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationBENBROOK DAM
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bedford48,864$79,702
Colleyville24,982$169,561
Haltom City43,864$50,637
Hurst38,690$69,892
North Richland Hills67,994$78,054

Richland Hills Public Libraries

Richland Hills Public Library
6724 RENA DR
Richland Hills, Texas
(817) 616-3760

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Richland Hills Public Schools

Jack C Binion El
7400 Glenview Dr
ZIP: 76118
(817) 547-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 796
Richland El
3250 Scruggs Park Dr
ZIP: 76118
(817) 547-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Richland Middle
7400 Hovenkamp Ave
ZIP: 76118
(817) 547-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 660

Richland Hills Private Schools

St John The Apostle Catholic
7421 Glenview Dr
ZIP: 76180
Elementary
Total Enrollment 253
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