Richland Hills, Texas

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Richland Hills, Texas
City of Richland Hills
Location of Richland Hills in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Richland Hills in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°48′36″N 97°13′35″W / 32.81000°N 97.22639°W / 32.81000; -97.22639Coordinates: 32°48′36″N 97°13′35″W / 32.81000°N 97.22639°W / 32.81000; -97.22639
Country United States
State Texas
County Tarrant
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Edward Lopez
Place 1 – Douglas Knowlton
Place 2 – Stacey L. Morse
Place 3 – Curtis Bergthold
Place 4 – Javier Alvarez
Place 5 – G.W. Estep
 • City ManagerCandice Edmondson
 • Mayor Pro TemCurtis Bergthold
 • Total3.13 sq mi (8.12 km2)
 • Land3.13 sq mi (8.12 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
568 ft (173 m)
 • Total7,801
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,536.84/sq mi (979.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)817
FIPS code48-61844[3]
GNIS feature ID1375731[4]

Richland Hills is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,801 at the 2010 census.[5]


Richland Hills operates under a charter adopted in 1986, which provides for a "Council-Manager" form of government. The Council is composed of a Mayor and five Council Members elected at large.[6] The Council determines the overall goals and objectives for the city, establishes policies and adopts the city's annual operating budget. Richland Hills is a member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association.[7]


Richland Hills is located at 32°48′36″N 97°13′35″W / 32.81000°N 97.22639°W / 32.81000; -97.22639 (32.810080, −97.226369), and has a total area of 3.14 square miles (8.1 km2), all of it land.[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)7,953[2]1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2020 census[edit]

Richland Hills racial composition[10]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 5,040 58.46%
Black or African American (NH) 499 5.79%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 32 0.37%
Asian (NH) 166 1.93%
Pacific Islander (NH) 45 0.52%
Some Other Race (NH) 22 0.26%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 452 5.24%
Hispanic or Latino 2,365 27.43%
Total 8,621

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 8,621 people, 2,798 households, and 1,986 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,132 people, 3,197 households, and 2,196 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,584.6 people per square mile (996.8/km2). There were 3,334 housing units at an average density of 1,059.6 per square mile (408.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.41% White, 1.44% African American, 0.61% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 4.06% from other races, and 2.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.15% of the population.

There were 3,197 households, out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,377, and the median income for a family was $50,377. Males had a median income of $35,635 versus $28,066 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,247. About 3.9% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.


The city of Richland Hills is served by the Birdville Independent School District.



3 State Highways pass through Richland Hills:

Public transportation[edit]

The city of Richland Hills is served by Mobility Impaired Transportation Service (MITS) and the Richland Hills Station on the Trinity Railway Express commuter rail line.


Arts and sciences[edit]


Richland Hills is listed with the Texas Historical Commission as being a City on the Texas Lakes Trail.


There are no shopping malls in Richland Hills, however a regional complex, North East Mall in Hurst, Texas, serves most of the Mid-Cities and Northeastern Tarrant County.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Richland Hills Fire Rescue Engine 291

There are 5 parks in Richland Hills—Including the city's newest location at 6750 Baker Blvd. This park site, The Link Plaza, hosts a water feature, pavilion and The Link—Event and Recreation Center. The other parks in the system include:

  • Kate Baker Park – 3555 Vance Rd.
  • Rosebud Park – 2600 Rosebud Ln.
  • Creek Trail Park – 3925 Airline Dr.
  • Windmill Park – 6936 Park Place Dr.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Richland Hills city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  6. ^ "Home Rule Charter: City of Richland Hills, Texas". August 11, 1986. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  7. ^ "North Central Texas Council of Governments: Members Governments". 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  8. ^ "Quick Facts: Richland Hills City, Texas". Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  11. ^[not specific enough to verify]
  12. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[11][12]

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