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Welcome to Richardson ...

The city of Richardson is located

Richardson is primarily located in Dallas County<1>. A portion of Richardson extends into Collin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Richardson has a population of 121,574 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Richardson.

The community of Richardson is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Richardson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Richardson: (214), (469)<4> and (972).

The ZIP codes for Richardson: 75080-75083, 75085<5>

Websites for Richardson ...

Junior League:   www.jlrtx.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richardson had an population of 121,574 people. This is an increase of 22.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richardson had a population of 99,223 people. This makes Richardson the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Richardson represents 0.39% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 99,223 people, the population of Richardson increased 8.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 91,802 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Richardson.

Communities Also Named Richardson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Richardson - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ontario (2), Oregon, Saskatchewan, Tennessee (2), Utah, Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Richardson.

Communities near Richardson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Richardson.

  • Dallas (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
    • Dallas lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Richardson and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,343,266 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<7>
  • Irving (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irving
    • Irving lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Richardson and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 240,916 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irving have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irving
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irving<7>
  • Garland (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
    • Garland lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Richardson and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 238,139 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<7>
  • Frisco (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco
    • Frisco lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Richardson and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209,980 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco<7>
  • McKinney (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinney
    • McKinney lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Richardson and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208,272 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKinney<7>
  • Carrollton (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
    • Carrollton lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Richardson and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139,892 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<7>
  • Mesquite (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite
    • Mesquite lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Richardson and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 138,916 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mesquite have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesquite
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesquite<7>
  • Lewisville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
    • Lewisville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Richardson and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,232 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<7>
  • Allen (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Richardson and is located in Collin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allen<7>
  • Rowlett (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlett
    • Rowlett lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Richardson and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68,388 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowlett have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlett<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Richardson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Richardson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Richardson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Richardson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Richardson. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Richardson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richardson ...

Looking for more information about Richardson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Richardson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Richardson.

Adding Richardson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Richardson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Richardson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Richardson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Richardson on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Richardson

Communities in Texas

About Dallas County

About Texas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Richardson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dallas County: www.dallascounty.org/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Dallas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Richardson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richardson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Richardson, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Richardson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Richardson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Richardson includes: 75080, 75081, 75082 & 75083.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Richardson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richardson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RichardsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richardson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9493, Longitude: -96.7319    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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