Richardson population to officially exceed 100,000 residents in 2020

The last decennial census counted Richardson’s population at 99,223. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The last decennial census counted Richardson’s population at 99,223. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The last decennial census counted Richardson’s population at 99,223. (Courtesy Fotolia)

This year marks the first time in city history that Richardson’s population will officially exceed 100,000, according to a city spokesperson.

The last decennial census counted Richardson’s population at 99,223. The next census is taking place this year. Data collected by the census determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to determine how much federal funding each community receives, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The bureau’s yearly American Community Survey has estimated Richardson’s population at more than 100,000 since 2012; however, these are not considered official counts of the population, according to the bureau. The 2018 estimate put Richardson’s population at 120,981, 3,953 people higher than the 2017 population estimate of 117,028.

Richardson residents will begin receiving invitations to reply to the census March 12. If a response is not received, reminder postcards will be mailed every couple of weeks until the beginning of May. At that point, a census worker will attempt to follow up in person, according to the city.

This is the first year that citizens can respond to the census online. There is also an option to respond by phone or by mail.


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By Olivia Lueckemeyer

Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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