- Westlake, Texas
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Austin, Texas|West Lake Hills, TexasInfobox Settlement
official_name = Town of Westlake, Texas
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Westlake in Tarrant County,
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = Counties
subdivision_name2 = Tarrant, Denton
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 17.3
area_land_km2 = 17.1
area_water_km2 = 0.2
area_total_sq_mi = 6.7
area_land_sq_mi = 6.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
area_water_percent = 1.35
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 207
population_density_km2 = 12.1
population_density_sq_mi = 31.4
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
latd = 32 |latm = 58 |lats = 57 |latNS = N
longd = 97 |longm = 12 |longs = 20 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 204
elevation_ft = 669
postal_code = 76262
area_code = 817
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-77620GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1379259GR|3
website = http://www.westlake-tx.org/en/
Despite its name, it is actually located south of Lake Grapevine (however, there was already a
Southlake, Texas). It is, however, west of Southlake.
During the late 1990's the City Council attempted to disband the city. The large Solana development was deannexed to Southlake, while several large tracts of land were deannexed to
Fort Worth, Texas. A local district judge ruled the deannexations in violation of state law, and the properties returned under Westlake jurisdiction. A new city council is attempting to stimulate growth, as much of the city borders State Highway 114, a major freeway in the area.
In 2000, the radio program "
This American Life" featured a story about the battle to disband the town in the face of development by Ross Perot, Jr.
Westlake is located at coor dms|32|58|57|N|97|12|20|W|city (32.982584, -97.205670)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.3 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.35%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 207 people, 84 households, and 69 families residing in the town. Current population estimates are between 800 and 1000, after several years of growth in two master-planned residential subdivisions. The population densitywas 31.4 people per square mile (12.1/km²). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 13.2/sq mi (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.17% White, 2.42% African American, 2.42% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.
There were 84 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.6% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.71.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 43.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $74,375, and the median income for a family was $80,000. Males had a median income of $72,250 versus $41,042 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $39,206. About 2.9% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 7.7% of those sixty five or over.
The town is served by three independent school districts, each serving roughly a third of Westlake's total land area. These districts are
Northwest Independent School District, Keller Independent School District, and Carroll Independent School District. Westlake residents may also enroll their children in the Westlake Academy, the only open-enrollment charter school in the state of Texas to be operated by a municipality. Some families even move from other states to enroll their children in Westlake Academy.
* [http://www.westlake-tx.org/en/ Town of Westlake, TX website]
* [http://www.alliancenews.net Westlake First News newspaper]
* [http://www.westlakeacademy.org/en Westlake Academy, school of Westlake]
* [http://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=826 This American Life feature story about Westlake]
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