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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.
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 75081 ZIP code.
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.
48% of Richardson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Richardson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $736. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,297.
Libraries in Richardson include Richardson Public Library ... View libraries
Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Richardson political report.
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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