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Richardson, Texas

Richardson is a city located in Collin County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 91,802.

The city of Buckingham, Texas, after being completely surrounded by Richardson, had become annexed into the city.

A charitable trust called the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which was based in Richardson, was shut down in 2001, as it was accused of funding Hamas.


Richardson is located at 32°57'56" North, 96°42'57" West (32.965628, -96.715707)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 74.0 km² (28.6 mi²). None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 91,802 people, 35,191 households, and 24,774 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,241.1/km² (3,213.9/mi²). There are 36,530 housing units at an average density of 493.8/km² (1,278.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 75.39% White, 6.18% African American, 0.45% Native American, 11.67% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.65% from other races, and 2.60% from two or more races. 10.26% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 35,191 households out of which 33.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% are non-families. 22.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.07.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $62,392, and the median income for a family is $72,876. Males have a median income of $52,381 versus $35,255 for females. The per capita income for the city is $29,551. 6.3% of the population and 3.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.4% are under the age of 18 and 3.4% are 65 or older.