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Richardson
  • City in Texas

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Richardson is a city in Texas with a population of 118,583. Richardson is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Richardson offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Richardson there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Richardson and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Richardson are highly rated.

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About Richardson...
Population
118,583

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$295,500
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,452
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    63.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    16.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    41.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    301.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,406.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    244
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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