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Just to the north of Dallas is Richardson. With a population of 95,075, it has been dubbed the 'Telecom Corridor,' as it is home to Texas Instruments, Northern Telecom, Fujitsu, Alcatel, Rockwell, and another 500 or so high-tech firms. Richardson has 28.6 square miles within its city boundaries; 18.2 square miles are in Dallas County, with the remainder in Collin County. Average elevation of Richardson is 630 feet above sea level. The average family income is $81,672. Average age of the Richardson population is 35.9. Richardson's retail base centers around Richardson Square Mall, with more than 80 stores. Restaurants from fast-food franchises to full-service restaurants are abundant.
Richardson ISD is one of the best in the Dallas area and has been recognized as one of the top 25 school districts in the United States. About 85% of RISD graduates continue on to college. In Texas, the school boundaries do not necessarily align with the city boundaries. Therefore, some parts of Dallas and Garland are within the RISD boundaries; however, the portion of Richardson that is in Collin County attends Plano schools. Higher education is also available at Richland College, a campus of the Dallas County Community College District, and the University of Texas at Dallas, a 4-year university specializing in science, engineering, management, and social science.
For those interested in sports, Richardson offers municipal and private golf courses, tennis, swimming,and other team sports. For fishing, boating, and water sports, area lakes are within close driving distance. Most residents live within half a mile from one of Richardson's 27 public parks Richardson is home to Collins Radio Company, and Texas Instruments. More business located inRichardson over the years creating the Telecom Corridor. The nations second largest concentration of telecommunications companies. It has more than 3,600 businesses, including 500 high tech firms. There is a large public library, a symphony orchestra, and other cultural groups, numerous acres of parks and public recreation facilities, major medical centers, a variety of housing choices and well planned streets and expressways. Numerous retrial and outlets sever the area, Richardson Valley View Mall, and is home to University of Texas at Dallas.