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Richmond is a city in Fort Bend County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Richmond is 29.581N. The longitude is -95.76W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,752.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Richmond demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fort Bend County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77479 ZIP code.
6% of Richmond residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Richmond ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Richmond was $15,195, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Richmond residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Richmond, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $430. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $935.
Libraries in Richmond include George Memorial Library ... View libraries
Fort Bend County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Richmond political report.
The average commute time for Richmond workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Richmond between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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