Tarrant County, Texas facts for kids
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The Tarrant County Courthouse at Fort Worth in 2012
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|Named for||Edward H. Tarrant|
|Largest city||Fort Worth|
|• Total||902 sq mi (2,340 km2)|
|• Land||864 sq mi (2,240 km2)|
|• Water||39 sq mi (100 km2) 4.3%%|
|• Density||2,095/sq mi (809/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Congressional districts||6th, 12th, 24th, 26th, 33rd|
Tarrant County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 1,809,034. It is Texas' third-most populous county and the sixteenth-most populous in the United States. Its county seat is Fort Worth.
Tarrant County, one of 26 counties created out of the Peters Colony, was established in 1849 and organized the next year. The county was named in honor of General Edward H. Tarrant of the Republic of Texas militia.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 902 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 864 square miles (2,240 km2) is land and 39 square miles (100 km2) (4.3%) is water.
- Denton County (north)
- Dallas County (east)
- Ellis County (southeast)
- Johnson County (south)
- Parker County (west)
- Wise County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,446,219 people, 533,864 households, and 369,433 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,675 people per square mile (647/km²). There were 565,830 housing units at an average density of 655 per square mile (253/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.23% White, 12.80% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 3.64% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 9.09% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. 19.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 533,864 households out of which 36.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.60% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.22. As of the 2010 census, there were about 5.2 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 33.50% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 8.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $46,179, and the median income for a family was $54,068. Males had a median income of $38,486 versus $28,672 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,548. About 8.00% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.
- US 81
- US 287
Bus. US 287
- US 377
- SH 10
- SH 26
- SH 97
- SH 114
- SH 121
- FM 156
- FM 157
- SH 161
- SH 180
- SH 183
- SH 303
- SH 360
- FM 1220
- FM 1886
Fort Worth Alliance Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located 14 miles (23 km) north of the central business district of Fort Worth on Interstate-35W. Billed as the world's first purely industrial airport, it was developed in a joint venture between the City of Fort Worth, the Federal Aviation Administration and Hillwood Development Company, a real estate development company owned by H. Ross Perot, Jr. Alliance Airport has 9600 ' and 8200 ' runways.
Fort Worth Meacham International Airport is located at the intersection of Interstate 820 and U.S. Business Highway 287 in northwest Fort Worth, 5 miles from the downtown business district. Meacham International Airport has two parallel runways and a crosswind runway.
Fort Worth Spinks Airport is located 14 miles south of the downtown business district. The airport is located at the intersection of Interstate-35W and HWY 1187 and serves as a reliever airport for Fort Worth Meacham International Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Cities (multiple counties)
- Azle (partly in Parker County)
- Burleson (mostly in Johnson County)
- Crowley (small part in Johnson County)
- Fort Worth (small parts in Denton, Parker and Wise counties)
- Grapevine (small parts in Dallas and Denton counties)
- Grand Prairie (partly in Dallas County and a small part in Ellis County)
- Haslet (small part in Denton County)
- Mansfield (small parts in Ellis and Johnson counties)
- Newark (mostly in Wise County)
- Southlake (small part in Denton County)
Historical census-designated places
- Italicize indicates that the city is a principal city of DFW or a county seat
- The term "town" is used only in reference to relative population. Under Texas law, all incorporated places are officially designated "cities".
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