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Southlake, Texas
City
City of Southlake, Texas
The city courthouse
Southlake City Hall, Southlake Town Square
Location of Southlake in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Southlake in Tarrant County, Texas
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
Counties Tarrant, Denton
Incorporated 1956
Area
 • Total 22.5 sq mi (58.1 km2)
 • Land 21.9 sq mi (56.7 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)  2.45%
Elevation 640 ft (195 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 26,575
 • Density 983.0/sq mi (379.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76092
Area code(s) 817, 214, 972
FIPS code 48-69032
GNIS feature ID 1347589
Website www.cityofsouthlake.com

Southlake is a city located predominantly in Tarrant County with minor areas extending into Denton County in the U.S. state of Texas that is suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 26,575. Southlake is known for public schools, Southlake Town Square, its wealth, Gateway Church and Carroll High School's 8-time state champion Football and Men's Swim & Dive team.

History

The Southlake area was settled by pioneers in the 1840s, but was not incorporated as Southlake until 1956, four years after Grapevine Lake was finished. Before incorporation, the settlements of Whites Chapel, Dove, Union Church and Jellico made up present day Southlake. The area remained rural until the completion of the DFW International Airport in the 1970s. Due to the close proximity to the airport, Southlake became a boom-burb throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. As of 2012, Southlake's population is almost at full capacity, with around 27,000 residents. The expected build-out population is projected around 34,000 residents.

Overview

In March 2016, Southlake was ranked no. 5 on a list called 'The $100K Club: America’s Highest-Earning Cities'. High earners in Southlake are the majority of residents: 71.2% of households make over $100,000 a year.

In 2015, MSN.com ranked Southlake at no. 6 among '10 Richest Towns' in America list.

In May 2014, in an article in the Times magazine, Southlake was rated among the top 10 wealthiest zip codes in the country. The Southlake Zipcode: 76092 was ranked at No. 9 with 58.7% of households making more than $150,000.

In 2009, Southlake's zip code, 76092, was ranked as the richest zip code in the United States with a population between 10,000–25,000 people. The average home in Southlake costs around $784,522 and has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and around 4,000 square feet (370 m2).

In December 2008, Forbes.com named Southlake the most affluent neighborhood in the United States based on average median household income estimates. The mean household income for the city of Southlake is $216,393.

Geography

Southlake is located at 32°56′48″N 97°8′43″W / 32.94667°N 97.14528°W / 32.94667; -97.14528 (32.946678, −97.145230). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.5 square miles (58 km2), of which, 21.9 square miles (57 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (2.45%) is water.

Surrounding municipalities

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,023
1970 2,031 98.5%
1980 2,808 38.3%
1990 7,065 151.6%
2000 21,519 204.6%
2010 26,575 23.5%
Est. 2015 29,941 12.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 21,519 people, 6,414 households, and 5,958 families residing in the city. The population density was 983.0 people per square mile (379.6/km²). There were 6,614 housing units at an average density of 302.1 per square mile (116.7/km²). The ethnic makeup of the city was 94.54% White, 1.39% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other ethnic groups, and 1.20% from two or more ethnic groups. Hispanic or Latino of any ethnic group were 3.67% of the population.

There were 6,414 households out of which 60.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 88.0% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.1% were non-families. 5.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.48. The average listing price for homes for sale in Southlake TX was $883,109 for the week ending Jan 08. 3,997 of the 6,602 occupied houses have nine or more rooms. 4,660 of the occupied houses have four or more bedrooms. 3,342 of the 6,602 occupied houses have two cars. 2,348 of these houses have three or more cars. 3,790 of these houses cost more than $300,000.

In the city, the population was spread out with 37.1% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

According to a 2011 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was in excess of $194,000, higher than any other city in the DFW Metroplex, and the median income for a family was $176,259. The mean household income for the city of Southlake is $216,393. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $46,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $47,597. As of 2010, 43% of homes had an income of more than $200,000. About 1.3% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

Median Income for Southlake by Age

Source:

Age Median Income
25-34 $162,283
35-44 $176,297
45-54 $190,261
55-64 $190,726
65-74 $182,447
75+ $178,043

Neighborhoods

In the early 1990s when Southlake began developing master-planned neighborhoods, the minimum lot size was 1-acre (4,000 m2). Later the City of Southlake reduced the minimum lot size to 1/2 acre, and later 1/3 of an acre. These master-planned upscale neighborhoods began popping up all over the western portion of Southlake Boulevard. Some of the larger upscale neighborhoods developed in the 90's along Southlake Boulevard include The Hills of Monticello, Monticello Estates, Stoneridge Lakes, Myers Meadow, Stone Lakes, Timber Lake, Southridge Lakes and Timarron, which includes the Timarron Country Club. In the 2000s when the earlier neighborhoods were finishing out, Southlake began developing portions of its picturesque countryside into luxury neighborhoods. Some of the newer luxury neighborhoods include Clariden Ranch, Estes Park, Stratford Park, Cambridge Place, Shady Oaks, Westwick Hills, The Enclave, Laurelwood Park, Villas Del Sol, Palomar Estates, The Reserve of Southlake, Coventry Manor, Autumn Creek Estates and Versailles.

English Country estate in Southlake
English Country estate in Southlake
English Tudor mansion
English Tudor mansion
House in Southlake
House in Southlake
Mediterranean house in Southlake
Mediterranean house in Southlake
Old World estate in Southlake
Old World home, one of the most common style of new homes
Home in Southlake
Large home

Highways

  • Texas 26
  • Texas 114
  • FM 1709
  • FM 1938

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