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 88.57% 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 (13.59%), office and administrative support (11.94%), and sales jobs (10.98%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.36% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Another interesting thing about Richardson, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Richardson, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Richardson is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.15% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Richardson in 2010 was $37,124, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,496 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 16.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Richardson include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Richardson's cultural character, accounting for 24.55% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Richardson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.