The number of people who call Richardson home increased from 119,878 in 2018 to 121,323 in 2019, the estimates show. The city’s population has steadily grown every year since at least 2010, according to the bureau.
Richardson’s population growth is directly tied to a booming job market in North Texas, Assistant City Manager Shanna-Sims Bradish told Community Impact Newspaper in an email.
“Our community is centrally located to these regional economic opportunities, and people are choosing to live here because we provide the type of quality-of-life amenities that people want in a place they call home,” she said.
With more residents comes increased demand for city services, Sims-Bradish said.
“In recent years, Richardson has implemented several projects to maintain community access to amenities and essential services to keep up with growth,” she said. “You’ve seen it with the recent expansion of public safety facilities, like new fire stations and a new police headquarters.”
The city has also improved its recreational services through projects, such as the inclusive playground and an expansion of its bike trail network, Sims-Bradish said.