Richmond, Texas From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search City of Richmond —City— Richmond Police Department, formerly a jail Location of Richmond, Texas Coordinates: 29°34?51?N 95°45?47?W? / ?29.58083°N 95.76306°W? / 29.58083; -95.76306Coordinates: 29°34?51?N 95°45?47?W? / ?29.58083°N 95.76306°W? / 29.58083; -95.76306 Country United States State Texas County Fort Bend incorporated 1837 Government - Type Commission-manager - Mayor Hilmar Moore Area - Total 3.9 sq mi (10.2 km2) - Land 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2) - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2) Elevation 92 ft (28 m) Population (2000) - Total 11,081 - Density 2,975.4/sq mi (1,148.8/km2) Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6) - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5) ZIP codes 77406, 77407, 77469 Area code(s) 281 832 FIPS code 48-61892 GNIS feature ID 1345187 Website ci.richmond.tx.us
The city of Richmond is the seat of Fort Bend County in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city population was 11,081. Richmond city boundaries are joined on one hand with Sugar Land and with the city of Rosenberg on the other hand.
Even though it is the county seat, thus containing most of the local government offices, it actually is one of the smaller cities in the area. Adjacent Sugar Land is the largest city in the county.