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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.

People

Total Population 11,895
Male Share of the Population 52.6%
Female Share of the Population 47.4%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,545
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 42.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $29,921
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,564
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,841

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,266
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.1%
Median Gross Rent $705
Median House Value $102,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 3.7%

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

Richmond Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SW of Houston, Texas
County Fort Bend
Standard Zip Codes 77469
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77406
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.581
Longitude -95.76

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)

Station SUGAR LAND
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station THOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station HOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 61 to 79 F
Jul Temp 75 to 94 F
Oct Temp 62 to 82 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Booth (77469)

Clodine (77469)

Crabb (77469)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beasley 572 $50,078
Fairchilds 817 $78,750
Fulshear 3,228 $182,917

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

Richmond Public Libraries

Library
Fort Bend County Libraries
1001 GOLFVIEW DR
Richmond, Texas
(281) 342-4455
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Richmond Hospitals

POLLY RYON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1705 JACKSON ST
(281) 341-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Richmond High Schools

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FOSTER HIGH SCHOOL
4400 FM 723
281-762-4000
Serves 1,497 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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122 GOLFVIEW
281-633-7312
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

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