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Bartlett, Texas
Bartlett Commercial Historic District
Bartlett Commercial Historic District
Location of Bartlett, Texas
Location of Bartlett, Texas
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Bartlett, Texas is located in Texas
Bartlett, Texas
Bartlett, Texas
Location in Texas
Bartlett, Texas is located in the United States
Bartlett, Texas
Bartlett, Texas
Location in the United States
Bartlett, Texas is located in North America
Bartlett, Texas
Bartlett, Texas
Location in North America
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Williamson, Bell
 • Total 1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)
 • Land 1.24 sq mi (3.20 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
597 ft (182 m)
 • Total 1,623
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,421.18/sq mi (548.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-05732
GNIS feature ID 1351556

Bartlett is a city in Bell and Williamson counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 1,623 at the 2010 census.

Bartlett lies in two counties as well as two metropolitan areas. The Bell County portion of the city is part of the KilleenTempleFort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Williamson County portion is part of the AustinRound Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area. Known for its late nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture, Bartlett was the site for the filming of movies including The Stars Fell on Henrietta and The Newton Boys, as well as the NBC television drama Revolution.


Bartlett is located at 30°47′44″N 97°25′50″W / 30.795621°N 97.430680°W / 30.795621; -97.430680 (30.795621, -97.430680). It is 24 miles (39 km) south of Temple and 50 miles (80 km) northeast of downtown Austin. The city straddles the line between Bell and Williamson counties; the center of the city is mostly in Bell County, but the slight majority of the city's area is in Williamson County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.24%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 206
1900 957 364.6%
1910 1,815 89.7%
1920 1,731 −4.6%
1930 1,873 8.2%
1940 1,668 −10.9%
1950 1,727 3.5%
1960 1,540 −10.8%
1970 1,622 5.3%
1980 1,567 −3.4%
1990 1,439 −8.2%
2000 1,675 16.4%
2010 1,623 −3.1%
2019 (est.) 1,758 8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census, there were 1,675 people, 571 households and 404 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,373.3 per square mile (530.1/km2). There were 638 housing units at an average density of 523.1 per square mile (201.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 61.61% White, 17.97% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 16.84% from other races, and 2.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.07% of the population.

There were 571 households, of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.40.

Age distribution was 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median household income was $26,094, and the median family income was $35,595. Males had a median income of $22,273 versus $21,016 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,649. About 21.1% of families and 25.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.5% of those under age 18 and 30.3% of those age 65 or over.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bartlett has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

  • Bartlett from the Handbook of Texas Online


Bartlett is served by the Bartlett Independent School District and is home to the Bartlett High School Bulldogs and Lassies. There are plans to renovate the schools currently up for a vote. Renovations would include reconstruction of cracked walls, asbestos removal for an unusable wing, and fixes to the performing arts areas, such as working lights for the cafetorium and band hall additions.

The one act play group, led by Mrs. Rebecca Beam, made it to Area competition in 2022, but did not advance to state.

Bartlett Bulldog Band, lead by Mr. Matthew Fisher and his wife, Mrs. Tiffany Fisher, advanced to the Texas State Marching Competition and ended in fourteenth place in November 2021. Drum Majors Lucian Clawson and Clara Morano led the group of 21 in their show, True Simplicity. The group later went on to earn competition sweepstakes in 2022, in which their performances for Marching, Sight Reading, and Concert all made a one, the highest score possible, overall.

Notable people

  • Henry Ray Clark (1936–2006), artist
  • Louise Holland Coe, first woman elected to the New Mexico Senate, first woman to run for U.S. Congress, 1894–1985
  • John C. Holland, Los Angeles City Council member, 1943–1967

See also

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