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Keller, Texas
City
Keller Town Hall
Keller Town Hall
Location within Tarrant County and Texas
Location within Tarrant County and Texas
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Flag of Tarrant County, Texas.png Tarrant
Area
 • Total 18.4 sq mi (47.8 km2)
 • Land 18.4 sq mi (47.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 709 ft (216 m)
Population (2016)
 • Total 44,050
 • Density 2,394/sq mi (921.5/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76248, 76262, 76180, 76244
Area code(s) 817 682
FIPS code 48-38632
GNIS feature ID 1338994
Website CityOfKeller.com

Keller is a suburban city in Tarrant County, Texas in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Keller advertises itself as "successfully balancing big-city comforts with small-town charm." The city has a population density of 2,200 people per square mile and land accompanied by its town hall, municipal service center, and recreation and aquatic center. According to the 2010 census, the city's population is 39,627, making Keller the 74th most populated city in Texas.

In the early 1850s, settlers established Keller and the town became a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railway. The settlers settled around the wooded region in Keller, because of Keller’s location to the Trinity River, water supply, and land. On November 16, 1955, Keller became incorporated.

Keller is mostly residential, featuring more than 300 acres (120 ha) of developed land for 11 park sites and 23 miles of hiking and biking trails. [1] The Keller Independent School District has 39 campuses serving more than 34,000 students. [2]

History

Before Establishment

Keller is in the western fringe of the Eastern Cross Timbers in north Tarrant County comprised part of the frontier of the Peters Colony settlers of the 1840s. In about 1845, the area was first settled by a group of families from Missouri that homesteaded near the head-waters of Big Bear Creek. Mount Gilead Baptist Church was established on July 13, 1850. In 1859 the little log church was burned in an Indian raid. It served as the only schoolhouse in that part of the county until about 1910.

Keller TX Mt Gilead Baptist Church Historical Marker 2015-07-11
Mount Gilead Baptist Church was established in 1850

The area became known as ‘Double Spring’ for the two large springs approximately ½ mile north of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. In the early 1870s, the Double Springs area had a cotton gin, a grist mill, a blacksmith shop and several stores. John C. Keller established the site for the railroad depot and in 1896 an artesian well was drilled in Keller; the Double Springs filled with silt over time and eventually were plugged and lost until rediscovery in 1984. Today ‘Samantha Springs,’ produces more than 200,000 gallons of water per day.

Establishment of Keller

The Texas and Pacific Railway between Fort Worth and Texarkana was completed in June 1881, and the first train ran on this track on May 9, 1881. With the advent of rail service, new villages were established all along the line. The Keller of today was one of them. On July 19, 1881, H.W. Black, a druggist of Tarrant County, set aside 40 acres (0.16 km2) out of the north end of the 62 acres (0.25 km2) deeded to him by A.C. Roberts (being a part of the Samuel Needham Survey) for a town site to be known as Athol, situated 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Fort Worth. The land was dedicated to the public for streets and alleyways, but title to the remainder of the 62 acres (0.25 km2) was held by Mr. Black. Settlers migrated to the new village, and before a year had passed the name of the town was changed from Athol to Keller, honoring John C. Keller, a foreman on the railroad. Streets were named and those in the original 40-acre (0.16 km2) site still carry the names given to them in 1881. Streets going north and south are Lamar, Main and Elm; those running east and west are Price, Taylor, Hill, Vine, Bates, Olive and Pecan.

Modern Keller

New residential development is gradually filling in open spaces, with neighboring towns affording no opportunity to expand its boundaries. The 1980 Census calculated Keller's population at 4,555; today, about 42,000 residents call Keller home. The city planned for its growth and has recently constructed a new town hall, municipal service center, and award-winning recreation and aquatic center known as The Keller Pointe. It has renovated and expanded its police facility, which houses the Regional Jail, Regional Animal Adoption Center and regional 911 dispatch center, completed a major expansion to the Keller Public Library [3], and constructed a new fire station (#4) for the southern portion of the city. The Keller Independent School District serves portions of the cities of Colleyville, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Southlake, Watauga and Westlake, as well as the entire city of Keller. Its 51 square miles (130 km2) encompass the third-largest land area in Tarrant County. Enrollment in the school district has doubled during the past 10 years and is expected to do the same during the next decade, making it the ninth fastest-growing school district in Texas. Money magazine rated Keller as one of the 10 "Best Places to Live" in the United States for 2009, ranked number 7. [4] It rated Keller as one of the 100 "Best Places to Live" in the United States for 2011, ranked number 93. [5] The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey listed Keller as one of the "Nation's Richest Cities" with a population over 20,000 in 2008, ranked number 59 with median household income of $114,542. Neighboring Southlake was ranked number 1. [6]

Geography

Keller is located at 32°55′39″N 97°14′10″W / 32.9275°N 97.23611°W / 32.9275; -97.23611 (32.927533, −97.235995). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.4 square miles (47.8 km²). Keller is east of Interstate 35W, south of Highway 114 and Alliance Gate Freeway.

Surrounding Cities

Here is the list of cities surrounding The City of Keller, whom which are located in either Denton or Tarrant County.

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, Keller has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Weather chart for Keller, Texas
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temperatures in °F
precipitation totals in inches
source: NWS, Ft Worth Alliance Airport TX
Climate data for Keller, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 86
(30)
90
(32.2)
95
(35)
100
(37.8)
102
(38.9)
108
(42.2)
109
(42.8)
112
(44.4)
112
(44.4)
99
(37.2)
89
(31.7)
90
(32.2)
112
(44.4)
Average high °F (°C) 65.3
(18.5)
67.4
(19.67)
73.0
(22.78)
78.1
(25.61)
83.3
(28.5)
88.2
(31.22)
91.1
(32.83)
92.2
(33.44)
87.3
(30.72)
81.1
(27.28)
72.3
(22.39)
66.0
(18.89)
92.4
(33.56)
Average low °F (°C) 28.0
(-2.22)
30.6
(-0.78)
38.5
(3.61)
50.5
(10.28)
59.2
(15.11)
73.8
(23.22)
77.5
(25.28)
76.9
(24.94)
64.7
(18.17)
50.8
(10.44)
37.1
(2.83)
28.8
(-1.78)
23.5
(-4.72)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.12
(53.8)
2.09
(53.1)
3.09
(78.5)
3.60
(91.4)
3.96
(100.6)
4.12
(104.6)
2.28
(57.9)
2.33
(59.2)
2.71
(68.8)
3.33
(84.6)
2.05
(52.1)
1.93
(49)
33.61
(853.7)
Snowfall inches (cm) 0.3
(0.8)
0.3
(0.8)
0.3
(0.8)
0.0
(0)
0.0
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0.0
(0)
0.0
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0.0
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0.0
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0.1
(0.3)
1.4
(3.6)
2.4
(6.1)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 6 6 8 7 9 7 6 4 6 7 5 6 77
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Ft Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth TX

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 827
1970 1,474 78.2%
1980 4,156 182.0%
1990 13,683 229.2%
2000 27,345 99.8%
2010 39,627 44.9%
Est. 2015 45,758 15.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 27,345 people, 8,827 households, and 7,856 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,483.0 people per square mile (572.6/km²). There were 9,216 housing units at an average density of 499.8 per square mile (193.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.74% White, 1.43% African American, 0.39% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.51% of the population.

There were 8,827 households out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.0% were non-families. 8.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household was $107,518, and the median income for a family was $114,542. Males had a median income of $66,969 versus $34,661 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,986. About 1.0% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

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