- Richmond, Texas
official_name = City of Richmond
image_caption = Richmond Police Department, formerly a jail
mapsize1 = 250px
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 10.2
area_land_km2 = 9.6
area_water_km2 = 0.6
area_total_sq_mi = 3.9
area_land_sq_mi = 3.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 11081
population_density_km2 = 1148.8
population_density_sq_mi = 2975.4
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 28
elevation_ft = 92
latd = 29 |latm = 34 |lats = 51 |latNS = N
longd = 95 |longm = 45 |longs = 47 |longEW = W
postal_code = 77406, 77469
area_code = 281 832
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-61892GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1345187GR|3
footnotes = The city of Richmond is the
county seatof Fort Bend CountyGR|6 in the U.S. stateof Texaswithin the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city population was 11,081. Richmond city boundaries are joined on one hand with Sugar Land, Texasand with the city of Rosenberg on the other hand.
Even though it is the
county seat, thus containing most of the local governmentoffices, it actually is one of the smaller cities in the area. As growth from Houston appears to be spreading past Sugar Land, this could change in the not-too-distant future—given the current trends in the Richmond–Rosenberg area.
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(who is buried in Richmond), and Mirabeau Lamar. On 16 August, 1889, the town was the site of the "Battle of Richmond", an armed fight culminating the Jaybird-Woodpecker War, a violent feud over post-Reconstructionpolitical control of Fort Bend County.
Richmond is located at coor dms|29|34|51|N|95|45|47|W|city (29.580921, -95.763000)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (5.58%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 11,081 people, 3,413 households, and 2,628 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 2,975.4 people per square mile (1,150.1/km²). There were 3,595 housing units at an average density of 965.3/sq mi (373.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 51.20% White, 10.55% African American, 0.63% Native American, 3.53% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 31.00% from other races, and 3.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 58.71% of the population.
There were 3,413 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.16 and the average family size was 3.60.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,888, and the median income for a family was $45,801. Males had a median income of $37,457 versus $32,723 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $25,195.
Primary and secondary schools
Richmond is served by
Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.
Six elementary schools—Austin, Long, Pink, Seguin, Smith, and Velasquez—are located in and serve Richmond.
Wessendorff Middle School, Lamar Junior High School, and
Lamar Consolidated High Schoolserve Richmond. The three schools are in Rosenberg.
Various schools operated by LCISD and neighboring
Fort Bend Independent School Districtbear Richmond addresses, but do not serve the city of Richmond. Foster High School and Briscoe Junior High in LCISD and Travis High School and Bush High School in the FBISD bear "Richmond, Texas" addressed but do not serve the city of Richmond and are not located in or near the city of Richmond.
[http://www.yesprep.org/campuses/southwest.htm YES Southwest] , a charter 6-8 middle school, is located within the City of Richmond.
Fort Bend County Librariesoperates the George Memorial Library (the main campus of the library system) and the Fort Bend County Law Library—both are in city.
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