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Euless, Texas
City
City of Euless
MVI 2745 Euless, TX, welcome sign.jpg
Location of Euless in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Euless in Tarrant County, Texas
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Flag of Tarrant County, Texas.png Tarrant
Area
 • City 16.3 sq mi (42.1 km2)
 • Land 16.3 sq mi (42.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 587 ft (179 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 51,277
 • Estimate (2013) 53,224
 • Rank (US: 691st)
 • Density 3,146/sq mi (1,218.0/km2)
 • Urban 5,121,892 (6th)
 • Metro 6,810,913 (4th)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76039-76040
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972, 817
FIPS code 48-24768
GNIS feature ID 1335538
Website http://www.eulesstx.gov/

Euless (/ˈjlɪs/ YOO-liss) is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Fort Worth. Euless is part of the Mid-Cities between Dallas and Fort Worth. The population was 51,277 at the 2010 census.

The southwestern portion of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is inside the city limits of Euless.

History

Euless is named after Elisha Adam Euless, a native of Tennessee who moved to Texas in 1867 and later bought 170 acres (0.69 km2) of land on the current intersection of North Main St. and West Euless Boulevard. Elisha started a cotton gin and a community center on his property, and quickly became a prominent figure among other settlers. The community developed around the land Euless owned, and the inhabitants decided to name the city "Euless" in honor of him.

Geography

Euless is located at 32°50′54″N 97°5′30″W / 32.84833°N 97.09167°W / 32.84833; -97.09167 (32.848253, -97.091782).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.3 square miles (42.1 km²), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 4,263
1970 19,316 353.1%
1980 24,002 24.3%
1990 38,149 58.9%
2000 46,005 20.6%
2010 51,277 11.5%
Est. 2015 54,219 5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 46,005 people, 19,218 households, and 11,626 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,828.3 people per square mile (1,091.7/km²). There were 20,136 housing units at an average density of 1,237.9 per square mile (477.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.52% White, 6.49% African American, 0.64% Native American, 7.15% Asian, 1.86% Pacific Islander, 5.38% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.31% of the population. Euless has the largest population of Tongans in an American city with 2,500.

There were 19,218 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.05. 1.26% of Euless households are same sex couples, giving Euless the ninth highest percentage of same sex couples among cities in Texas with over 50 same sex couples.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 39.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,582, and the median income for a family was $54,697. Males had a median income of $39,169 versus $32,370 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,764. About 5.7% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

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Surrounding municipalities

Climate

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

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