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Haltom City, Texas
City of Haltom City
Clockwise from top left: a mural inside the HCPL dedicated to Haltom City, the state-of-the-art City Library exterior, the Haltom High School
Clockwise from top left: a mural inside the HCPL dedicated to Haltom City, the state-of-the-art City Library exterior, the Haltom High School
Flag of Haltom City, Texas
"Proud and Progressive"
Location of Haltom City in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Haltom City in Tarrant County, Texas
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County  Tarrant
Founded 1932
Incorporated July 5, 1949
Home Rule Charter October 10, 1955
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Total 12.38 sq mi (32.06 km2)
 • Land 12.35 sq mi (31.98 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.16%
535 ft (163 m)
 • Total 42,409
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,553.70/sq mi (1,372.07/km2)
Demonym(s) Haltomite
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76111, 76117–18, 76137, 76148, 76180
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-31928
GNIS feature ID 1373985

Haltom City is a city, part of the Dallas–Fort Worth region, in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. Its population was 42,409 at the 2010 census. Haltom City is an inner suburb of Fort Worth, a principal city of the DFW Metroplex. The city is 6 miles from downtown Fort Worth, 30 miles from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, and 20 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Irving. Haltom City is surrounded almost entirely by Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Watauga, and Richland Hills.

The education system for Haltom City is served by the Birdville Independent School District, which also serves neighboring cities including Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Watauga, and as far as Hurst. It is also served in the north by Keller ISD, with high-school students exclusively feeding into Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Worth. The city is home to 10 parks, a public library, and a recreation center. Haltom City is surrounded by major highways including, Highway 26, Highway 377, SH 121, (NE 28th St) SH 183, and Interstate 820.


Haltom City is located at 32°48′58″N 97°16′18″W / 32.81611°N 97.27167°W / 32.81611; -97.27167 (32.816129, -97.271634).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.4 square miles (32.1 km²), of which 12.4 square miles (32.1 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.16%) is water.

Surrounding cities

Haltom city is one of the largest suburbs of Fort Worth. Here is the list of cities surrounding Haltom City which are entirely located in Tarrant County, they can be seen from here also.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 5,760
1960 23,133 301.6%
1970 28,127 21.6%
1980 29,014 3.2%
1990 32,856 13.2%
2000 39,018 18.8%
2010 42,409 8.7%
2019 (est.) 43,874 3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, 42,409 people and 16,626 households were in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 69.8% White, 4.1% Black or African-American, 0.8% Native American, 8.4% Asian, and 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander. Hispanics or Latinos of any race was 32.5%. In the city, the population was distributed as 9.2% under the age of 5, 75.4% 18 years of age or over, and 10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.7 years. Males made up 52.3% of the population, and females made up 47.7%.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,183, and for a family was $48,307. The per capita income for the city was $19,367. About 13.8% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure the City of Haltom City Home Rule Charter was adopted October 10, 1955. The city operates under a council-manager form of government and provides a full range of services that include public safety (police and fire), municipal court, sanitation, parks, library, public works, and general administrative services. The city also owns and operates a water distribution system, a wastewater collection system, and a drainage utility system.

According to the city's 2013-2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city's various funds had $59.0 million in revenues, $47.9 million in expenditures, $174.8 million in total assets, $75.3 million in total liabilities, and $34.4 million in cash and investments.

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:

City department Director
City manager Rex Phelps
Assistant city manager


City secretary Art Camacho
Fire chief Brian Jacobs
Police chief Cody Phillips
Director of Finance Sidonna Foust
Director of human resources / risk management Toni Beckett
Manager of information technology Dave Klopfenstein
Director of library services Erica Gill
Director of parks and recreation Christi Pruitt
Director of planning Glenna Batchelor
Director of public works Greg Van Nieuwenhuize
Municipal judge Lorraine Irby
TX - Haltom City Police
Alternative badge of the HCPD


Top employers

According to Haltom City's 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Birdville ISD 3,088
2 Hillshire Brands 735
3 City of Haltom City 294
4 Medtronic Midas Rex 270
5 GST Manufacturing 260
6 Liberty Carton Company 175
7 Lewis and Lambert Metal 150
8 Nurse Assist 126
9 Falcon Steel America, LLC 121
10 Blackmon Mooring 120


Most of Haltom City is served by the Birdville Independent School District , but some portions are served by the Fort Worth Independent School District and Keller Independent School District.

Haltom City Public Library is the regional library of the city and is a well-known partner of the Fort Worth Public Library.

In 2011, an extension of Tarrant County College (TCC) Northeast Campus, the Northeast Training/Learning Center, opened in the 17,000-square-foot (1,600 m2) former civic center of Haltom City. The extension, less than 8 miles (13 km) from the main TCC Northeast Campus, includes classroom and training areas. Haltom City had approached TCC, asking how to add community college services for working-class families who may have limited transportation options.

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