Tarrant County, Texas


Tarrant County, Texas

Infobox U.S. County
county = Tarrant County
state = Texas


seallink =
founded year = 1849
founded date =
seat wl = Fort Worth
largest city wl = Fort Worth
area_total_sq_mi = 897
area_total_km2 = 2324
area_land_sq_mi = 863
area_land_km2 = 2236
area_water_sq_mi = 34
area_water_km2 = 88
area percentage = 3.80%
census yr = 2007
pop = 1,717,435
density_sq_mi = 1990
density_km2 = 768
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web = www.tarrantcounty.com
named for =

Tarrant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2007, it had a population of 1,717,435. Its county seat is Fort WorthGR|6. Tarrant County is the second most populous county in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and contains its second and third largest principal cities.

Fort Worth is the largest city in Tarrant County. Its population in 2006 was 653,320.cite web | url = http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2006-01.csv | title = Table 1: Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places Over 100,000, Ranked by July 1, 2006 Population: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 | format = CSV | work = 2005 Population Estimates | publisher = United States Census Bureau, Population Division | date = 2007-06-28 | accessdate = 2007-06-28 ] Arlington is the second largest city in Tarrant County with population of 367,197 in 2006.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 897 square miles (2,324 km²), of which, 863 square miles (2,236 km²) of it is land and 34 square miles (88 km²) of it (3.80%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

*Denton County (north)
*Dallas County (east)
*Ellis County (southeast)
*Johnson County (south)
*Parker County (west)
*Wise County (northwest)

Demographics

USCensusPop
title=Historical populations
1900=52376
1910=108572
1920=152800
1930=197553
1940=225521
1950=361253
1960=538495
1970=716317
1980=860880
1990=1170103
2000=1446219
estimate=1671295
estyear=2006

As of the censusGR|2 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.

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.

Politics

Major Political Parties

* [http://www.tcgop.org/ Republican Party of Tarrant County official website]
* [http://www.tcdp.net/ Democratic Party of Tarrant County official website]

Cities and towns


*Arlington
*Azle
*Bedford
*Benbrook
*Blue Mound
*Briar †††††
*Burleson ***
*Colleyville
*Crowley
*Dalworthington Gardens
*Eagle Mountain

*Edgecliff Village
*Euless
*Everman
*Forest Hill
*Fort Worth ††††
*Flower Mound **
*Grapevine †††
*Grand Prairie *
*Haltom City
*Haslet
*Hurst

*Keller
*Kennedale
*Lake Worth
*Lakeside
*Mansfield *****
*Newark ****
*North Richland Hills
*Pantego
*Pecan Acres ††
*Pelican Bay
*Rendon

*Richland Hills
*River Oaks
*Saginaw
*Sansom Park
*Southlake ††††
*Trophy Club **
*Watauga
*Westlake ††††
*Westover Hills
*Westworth Village
*White Settlement

* Mostly in Dallas County
** Mostly in Denton County
*** Mostly in Johnson County
**** Mostly in Wise County
***** Partly in Johnson and Ellis Counties
† Partly in Parker County
†† Partly in Wise County
††† Small portion in Dallas County
†††† Small portion in Denton County
††††† Partly in Parker and Wise Counties

Education

Colleges and Universities

Primary and Secondary schools

Public schools in Texas are organized into Independent School Districts and charter schools. Tarrant County is also home to dozens of private high schools and nearly 100 lower-level private schools. [ [http://www.privateschoolreview.com/state_private_schools/stateid/TX Texas Private Schools] , accessed 2008-08-23 ]

Independent School Districts

* Arlington Independent School District
* Birdville Independent School District
* Carroll Independent School District
* Castleberry Independent School District
* Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District
* Everman Independent School District
* Fort Worth Independent School District
* Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
* Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District
* Keller Independent School District
* Kennedale Independent School District
* Lake Worth Independent School District
* White Settlement Independent School District
* Azle Independent School District (partial)
* Burleson Independent School District (partial)
* Crowley Independent School District (partial)
* Godley Independent School District (partial)
* Mansfield Independent School District (partial)
* Northwest Independent School District (partial)

Charter schools

*Crosstimbers Academy

Private Schools

Notable private schools include:

*Nolan Catholic High School
*Trinity Valley School
*Country Day School

Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is partially in the cities of Grapevine and Euless in Tarrant County and Irving in Dallas County.

References

External links

* [http://www.co.tarrant.tx.us/ Tarrant County official website]
* [http://texashistory.unt.edu/browse/contributor/TCC/ Historic images of Tarrant County] from Tarrant County College
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/TT/hct1.html Tarrant County in "Handbook of Texas Online"] from The University of Texas at Austin
* [http://www.txcip.org/tac/census/profile.php?FIPS=48439 Tarrant County profile from The County Information Project]
*Sketch of the [http://texashistory.unt.edu/widgets/pager.php?object_id=meta-pth-5828&recno=723&path=meta-pth-5828.tkl Tarrant County Courthouse] from [http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-5828 "A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879"] , hosted by the [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ Portal to Texas History] .


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