Richland Hills, TX


By: Brian Hart

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: October 2, 2020


Richland Hills is at the intersection of State highways 26 and 183, eight miles northeast of Fort Worth in central Tarrant County. It was probably established around World War II, when the development of defense-related industrial plants around Fort Worth spurred rapid population growth in the area. By the mid-1960s 9,000 persons lived in Richland Hills. The community population was 8,865 in 1976 and 7,978 in 1990. Richland Hills had ten manufacturers in 1975, and in 1990 forty plants produced tools, flour, and products made from rubber and from wood. In 2000 the population was 8,132.

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  • Communities
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Region
  • North Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Brian Hart, “Richland Hills, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 17, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/richland-hills-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1976
October 2, 2020

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Place
Richland Hills
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2410938
Town Fields
  • Has post office: Yes
  • Is Incorporated: Yes
Belongs to
  • Tarrant County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.80946540°
  • Longitude: -97.22717900°
Population Counts
People Year
7,978 1990
8,132 2000
7,801 2010
7,858 2019