Richwood, also known as Richwood Village, is north of Lake Jackson and just west of State Highway 288 in southeast Brazoria County. Some time after 1944 the community was one of several incorporated towns and communities drawn into the Brazosport industrial and port area. The incorporated suburban community had a population of 649 in 1966, and by 1974 maps showed five churches in the area. In 1988 Richwood reached a population high of 3,057 but had no businesses. In 1990 the population was 2,732. The population was 3,012 in 2000.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Richwood is classified as a Town

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  • (Brazosport)


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Richwood by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
4,781 2020 United States Census Bureau
4,247 2018 Texas Demographic Center
3,510 2010 United States Census Bureau
3,012 2000 United States Census Bureau
2,732 1990 United States Census Bureau
2,591 1980 United States Census Bureau
1,452 1970 United States Census Bureau
649 1960 United States Census Bureau