Richwood is a city located in Brazoria County, Texas, United States. The city has a population of approximately 4,100 people and is located approximately 50 miles south of Houston.
Richwood has a diverse demographic makeup, with a population that is approximately 60% White, 20% African American, and 20% Hispanic. The city’s median age is approximately 36 years old, which is relatively young compared to other cities in the region.
The economy of Richwood is driven primarily by manufacturing and retail, with several large companies operating in the area, including Dow Chemical and Walmart. The city is also located near several major transportation hubs, including the Port of Freeport, which is a major hub for the transportation of crude oil, natural gas, and other commodities.
The average home price in Richwood varies depending on the neighborhood, but as of 2021, the median home price was approximately $175,000. Property taxes in Brazoria County are relatively high, with an average effective tax rate of 2.12%.
Richwood offers a range of activities and attractions for residents and visitors alike. The city is home to several parks and recreational areas, including the Richwood Park and the Shadow Creek Ranch Nature Trail. The city is also located near several natural attractions, including the Brazos River and the Gulf of Mexico.
In terms of education, Richwood is served by the Brazosport Independent School District, which includes several elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. The city is also located near several higher education institutions, including Brazosport College.
The Richwood Chamber of Commerce can be reached at (979) 265-8392, and the Richwood City Hall can be reached at (979) 265-2082.