In 1822, a group of Austin’s colonists went up the Brazos River, stopping near present day Richmond where they built a fort called Fort Bend. Named after Richmond, England, the town was among the 19 cities first incorporated by the short-lived Republic of Texas, in 1837. Early residents of the city include many prominent figures in Texas lore such as Jane Long, Deaf Smith and Mirabeau Lamar.


  • The population of Richmond, TX is 14,460
  • The top three races in Richmond, TX (by population) are: White (58.4%), Black or African American (19.0%) and Asian (4.7%)
  • The age distribution of Richmond, TX is 59.4% ages 20-64 years, 28.7% ages 19 year or younger and 12.0% ages 65 or over
  • The median age for females is 22 years old
  • The median age for males is 22 years old
  • 39.5% of Richmond, TX residents are married and 60.5% are single
  • 30.3% of residents have obtained a high school degree or a GED, while 16.9% of residents have obtained a college degree
  • The projected annual population growth in Richmond, TX between 2013-2018 is 2.7%
  • The estimated population density in Richmond, TX is 3,272 per square mile


  • The estimated per capita income for Richmond, TX is $22,010
  • The average household income in Richmond, TX is $66,458
  • The average travel times in Richmond, TX are: 14 minutes or less (30.6%), 15-29 minutes (29.6%) and 30-59 minutes (28.3%)
  • The total number of businesses in Richmond, TX is 733
  • The unemployment rate for Richmond, TX is 4.0%
  • The top three professions for the Richmond, TX population are: Sales/Office (24.2%), Service (19.5%) and Professional/Related (18.7%)


  • 67.0% of Richmond, TX residents are married couples with children
  • The average family household size is 3.4
  • 61.2% of Richmond, TX residents own their home while 38.8% of residents rent
  • The median household income in Richmond, TX is $48,937
  • The owner-occupied median home value in Richmond, TX is $132,023
  • The renter-occupied median rent in Richmond, TX is $549

Data provided from REgis Online