Statistic Richardson Texas National
Population 118,583 28,995,881 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 4,151 113 91
Median age 35.1 34.2 37.7
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 56% 56% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 44% 48% 43%
Speak English 68% 65% 79%
Speak Spanish 12% 30% 13%

Overview of Richardson Demographics

Richardson demographics provide invaluable insights into the composition, dynamics and needs of urban and rural areas, enabling them to plan, develop, and govern in ways that promote prosperity, equity and well-being for all residents. The Richardson population is 118,583 and has a population density of 4,151 people per square mile, compared to the national average of 91. The median age of all residents is 35.1, 56% of people 15 years of age or older are married and 44% have kids under the age of 18. In Richardson, 13% of households have a median income that is below $25,000 and 30% of households report a median income above $150,000.

Richardson Racial Demographics & Ethnicity

The Richardson racial demographics and ethnicity breakdown could be indispensable tools for recognizing and rectifying systemic inequities, fostering social justice and inclusion and cultivating resilient communities. In Richardson, the racial breakdown reveals 64.7% White, 11.9% Black or African American, 14.5% Asian, 0.5% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian, with 17.3% of the population identifying as Hispanic or Latino. Of all households, 68.1% reported speaking English only, while 12.4% reported speaking Spanish only. Moreover, 23.2% of residents were classified as foreign-born.

Richardson Population Density

The Richardson population density comes in at 4,151 people per square mile, which makes it one of the most densely populated areas in the country, far surpassing the national average of 91. Areas characterized by high population density often boast an abundance of amenities and services within close proximity, providing residents with convenient access to healthcare, education, cultural attractions, dining establishments, retail outlets and transportation options. This accessibility could potentially enhance residents' overall quality of life and well-being.

Why are Demographics Important?

Social Cohesion: Analyzing demographics is vital for nurturing social cohesion and fostering understanding among diverse communities. By embracing and respecting variations in Richardson demographics, societies can advance inclusivity, diversity and social unity while combatting social inequalities and advocating for equal opportunities. Racial demographics mirror the diversity within a population and can be instrumental in cultivating inclusive and inviting communities. Embracing diversity strengthens social bonds, fosters cultural appreciation and enriches society by acknowledging the contributions of individuals from various racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Education Allocation: Richardson demographics can play a pivotal role in guiding education planning, offering insights into student demographics, school enrollment patterns, and educational requirements. This data aids schools and policymakers in resource allocation and the development of effective educational programs. It serves as a critical tool for identifying disparities in educational access and outcomes among diverse demographic groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities, socio-economic status, and students with disabilities. Through the disaggregation of data by demographic factors, education planners can pinpoint areas of inequity and implement targeted interventions to enhance access, support, and outcomes for marginalized students. Ultimately, Richardson demographic data is indispensable in education for advancing equity, fostering student achievement, and cultivating inclusive learning environments tailored to the needs of all students.

Healthcare Planning: The analysis of Richardson demographics can offer insights into healthcare planning and delivery, identifying population health needs, disparities and risk factors. By understanding demographic trends, healthcare providers and policymakers can allocate resources effectively, develop prevention and intervention programs and address health inequities within communities. Through the use of demographic data and statistics, healthcare providers and policymakers aim to achieve equitable, accessible and high-quality healthcare for all individuals and communities. This proactive approach to healthcare planning ensures targeted interventions, efficient resource allocation and customized healthcare services to meet the diverse needs of populations.

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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Richardson is 3574% higher than Texas
  • The median age in Richardson is 3% higher than Texas
  • In Richardson 64.75% of the population is White
  • In Richardson 11.93% of the population is Black
  • In Richardson 14.47% of the population is Asian

Compare Richardson, TX Demographics


      Richardson racial demographics

      Race Richardson Texas National
      White 64.75% 74.84% 73.35%
      Black 11.93% 11.95% 12.63%
      Asian 14.47% 4.36% 5.22%
      American Indian 0.46% 0.48% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.07% 0.08% 0.18%
      Mixed race 4.81% 2.50% 3.06%
      Other race 3.51% 5.79% 4.75%
      In Richardson, 17.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Richardson age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Richardson, TX demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).