Richland Hills is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,801 at the 2010 census.
Richland Hills operates under a charter adopted in 1986, which provides for a "Council-Manager" form of government. The Council is composed of a Mayor and five Council Members elected at large. The Council determines the overall goals and objectives for the city, establishes policies and adopts the city's annual operating budget. Richland Hills is a member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association.
Richland Hills is located at 32°48′36″N 97°13′35″W (32.810080, −97.226369), and has a total area of 3.14 square miles (8.1 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,132 people, 3,197 households, and 2,196 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,584.6 people per square mile (996.8/km2). There were 3,334 housing units at an average density of 1,059.6 per square mile (408.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.41% White, 1.44% African American, 0.61% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 4.06% from other races, and 2.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.15% of the population.
There were 3,197 households, out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families.