Richland Hills, Texas

Coordinates: 32°48′36″N 97°13′35″W / 32.81000°N 97.22639°W / 32.81000; -97.22639
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Richland Hills, Texas
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; -97.22639
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedSeptember 23, 1950
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorEdward Lopez
 • City ManagerCandice Edmondson
 • Mayor Pro TemG.W. Estep
 • CouncilmemberDouglas Knowlton
Travis Malone
Theresa Bledsoe
Javier Alvarez
Roland Goveas
 • Total3.14 sq mi (8.13 km2)
 • Land3.14 sq mi (8.12 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation568 ft (173 m)
 • Total8,621
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,680/sq mi (1,035/km2)
Time zoneUTC–6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC–5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code817
FIPS code48-61844
GNIS feature ID1375731[2]

Richland Hills is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The population was 8,621 at the 2020 census.[3]


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 land.[1]


Historical population
2022 (est.)8,407[4]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2020 Census[3]

2020 census[edit]

Richland Hills racial composition as of 2020[6]
(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 8,621 100.00%

As of the 2020 census, there were 8,621 people, 3,247 households, and 2,184 families residing in the city.[9] There were 3,441 housing units.


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 six Council Members elected at large.[10] 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.[11]


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. ^ a b "2023 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Richland Hills, Texas
  3. ^ a b c "Explore Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 2, 2024.
  4. ^ a b "City and Town Population Totals: 2020–2022". United States Census Bureau. March 2, 2024. Retrieved March 2, 2024.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  7. ^ [not specific enough to verify]
  8. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  9. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table P16: Household Type". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 2, 2024.
  10. ^ "Home Rule Charter: City of Richland Hills, Texas". August 11, 1986. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  11. ^ "North Central Texas Council of Governments: Members Governments". 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  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.[7][8]

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