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Profile for Richardson, Texas, TX

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Date taken: 11/25/06
Contributed by gunnardallas on November 27, 2006

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Richardson is a city in Dallas County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. (The community straddles Dallas and Collin counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for an official of the T&NO Railroad.

The latitude of Richardson is 32.948N. The longitude is -96.729W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 99,536.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$62,392
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Richardson demographic reports
Public transportation: Dallas Area Rapid Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 241. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jessica Simpson, singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Cottonwood Art Festival - Oct. 5-6, 2007
  • Wildflower Arts & Music Festival - May 18-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Richardson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Richardson Symphony Orchestra, Labyrinth Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: Cottonwood Park, Spring Creek Nature Area, Prairie Creek Park, Breckinridge Park
Colleges and universities: University of Texas at Dallas
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 86

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Richardson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dallas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dallas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75075 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Richardson residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Richardson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Richardson was $29,551, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

48% of Richardson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Richardson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $736.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,297.


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Libraries in Richardson include Richardson Public Library ... View libraries

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Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Richardson political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Richardson workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Richardson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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