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Neighborhood Spotlight: Richardson

Richardson is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 101,742 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Richardson is the 33rd largest community in Texas.

Richardson real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Richardson house values don’t compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Richardson is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Richardson is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Richardson who work in office and administrative support (13.10%), sales jobs (13.01%) and management occupations (12.31%).

Also of interest is that Richardson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about Richardson, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Richardson is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Richardson a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Richardson is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Richardson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Richardson Information and Demographics

If knowledge is power, Richardson is a pretty powerful place. 50.48% of the adults in Richardson have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Richardson in 2010 was $35,144, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,576 for a family of four. However, Richardson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Richardson is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Richardson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Richardson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Richardson also has a sizable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Richardson include German, English, Irish and Italian.

Richardson also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.44%.

The languages spoken by people in Richardson are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Richardson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.

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