Richardson, TX
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Richardson is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 116,783 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 88.86% 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 management occupations (13.18%), office and administrative support (12.12%), and sales jobs (10.89%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.57% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Richardson. 53.11% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Richardson in 2010 was $38,149, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,596 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 sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Richardson include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

In addition, Richardson has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.23%).

The most common language spoken in Richardson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.