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Overview

Introduction to Richmond, Texas

Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend county, is 8 miles W of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center) and 27 miles SW of Houston, Texas. The people of the city are in the Houston metropolitan area.

Richmond History

The city was incorporated in 1837 and was one of 19 cities to be incorporated by the Republic of Texas. It was named after the town of Richmond in England. The city witnessed the Battle of Richmond on August 16, 1889, which was the result of a violent feud over control of Fort Bend County. The city was home to many prominent figures in the history of Texas including Deaf Smith and Jane Long.

Richmond and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Bend Museum
  • Primera Iglesia Bautista de Richmond Church
  • Morton Cemetery
  • Davis Memorial Park
  • Jones Creek
  • George Memorial Library

Things To Do In Richmond

Fort Bend Museum is a popular tourist attraction. Primera Iglesia Bautista de Richmond Church is well known for its magnificent architecture and is frequented by tourists. Morton Cemetery is another location popular for its serene ambience. Davis Memorial Park provides the option of taking a walk in the midst of nature or participating in various other recreational activities. Anglers will feel right at home at Jones Creek. George Memorial Library allows visitors to unwind with a good book.

Richmond Transportation

William P. Hobby Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Richmond Higher Education

People of Richmond can enroll at Houston Baptist University, Rice University, or University of St. Thomas for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,939
Male Share of the Population53.8%
Female Share of the Population46.2%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+4,518
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married42.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,910
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,179
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,482

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,750
% Above Poverty Level78.1%
% Below Poverty Level21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone22%
Median Gross Rent$707
Median House Value$99,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)75.3%
German7.4%
English6%
Irish3.8%
Scottish1%
Czech1%
Portuguese0.6%
Polish0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Italian0.5%
French Except Basque0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
African0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Richmond Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fort Bend County
Standard Zip Codes77406, 77407, 77469
Phone Area Codes832, 281
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.65
Approximate Longitude-95.79

Richmond Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSUGAR LAND
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance29.1 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 94 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beasley656$51,818
Fairchilds904$85,500
Fulshear4,572$172,778
Pleak1,599$60,341
Rosenberg34,908$52,912
Sugar Land85,681$123,266

Richmond Public Libraries

Fort Bend County Libraries
1003 GOLFVIEW DR
Richmond, Texas
(281) 633-4702

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Richmond Hospitals

Oakbend Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
1705 Jackson Street

Richmond Public Schools

Briscoe J H
4300 Fm 723
ZIP: 77406
(832) 223-4000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1191
Foster H S
4400 Fm 723
ZIP: 77406
(832) 223-3800
High
Total Enrollment 2130
Frost El
3306 Skinner Ln
ZIP: 77406
(832) 223-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
James Bowie Middle
700 Plantation Dr
ZIP: 77406
(281) 327-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1034
Joe Hubenak El
11344 Rancho Bella Pkwy
ZIP: 77406
(832) 223-0000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1087
Judge James C Adolphus El
7910 Winston Ranch Pkwy
ZIP: 77406
(832) 223-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Oakland El
4455 Waterside Estates Dr
ZIP: 77406
(281) 634-3730
Primary
Total Enrollment 1244
Pecan Grove El
3330 Old S Dr
ZIP: 77406
(281) 634-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Polly Ryon Middle
7901 Fm 762
ZIP: 77406
(832) 223-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 560
William B Travis H S
11111 Harlem Rd
ZIP: 77406
(281) 634-7000
High
Total Enrollment 2501
Barbara Jordan El
17800 W Oaks Village Dr
ZIP: 77407
(281) 634-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 914
David Crockett Middle
19001 Beechnut
ZIP: 77407
(281) 634-6380
Middle
Total Enrollment 941
George Bush H S
6707 Fm 1464
ZIP: 77407
(281) 634-6060
High
Total Enrollment 2192
H F Mcneill El
7300 S Mason Rd
ZIP: 77407
(832) 223-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 838
Juan Seguin El
7817 Grand Mission Blvd
ZIP: 77407
(281) 634-9850
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Cora Thomas El
6822 Irby Cobb Blvd
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-0000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1007
Depelchin-richmond
710 S 7th St
ZIP: 77469
(832) 529-0279
Primary
Total Enrollment 16
George Ranch H S
8181 Fm 762
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-4200
High
Total Enrollment 2215
Irma Dru Hutchison El
3602 Ransom Rd
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 793
Jane Long El
907 Main St
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
John Arredondo El
6110 August Green Dr
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-0000
Juan Seguin Early Childhood Center
605 Mabel St
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Juvenile Detent Ctr
122 Golfview
ZIP: 77469
(281) 633-7312
High
Total Enrollment 49
Manford Williams El
5111 Fm 762
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
Meyer El
1930 J Meyer Rd
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Reading J H
8101 Fm762
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-0000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1163
Smith El
2014 Lamar Dr
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Stephen F Austin El
1630 Pitts Rd
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-1000
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
T L Pink El
1001 Collins Rd
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
William Velasquez
402 Macek Rd
ZIP: 77469
(832) 223-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 686

Richmond Private Schools

The King's Academy
5003 Fm 723
ZIP: 77406
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy
23300 Bellaire Blvd
ZIP: 77406
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
Montessori House For Children
20625 Lakemont Bend Ln
ZIP: 77407
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Calvary Episcopal School
1201 Austin St
ZIP: 77469
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 208
St John's Methodist School For Little Children
400 Jackson St
ZIP: 77469
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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