Richardson is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 113,347 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.36% 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Richardson is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Richardson, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Richardson is a pretty powerful place. 53.15% 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 $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 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.