- White Settlement, Texas
official_name = City of White Settlement, Texas
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of White Settlement in Tarrant County,
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Tarrant
leader_name = Jimmy Burnett
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 12.6
area_land_km2 = 12.6
area_water_km2 = 0
area_total_sq_mi = 4.9
area_land_sq_mi = 4.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 14831
population_density_km2 = 1175.8
population_density_sq_mi = 3043.9
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
latd = 32 |latm = 45 |lats = 33 |latNS = N
longd = 97 |longm = 27 |longs = 38 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 203
elevation_ft = 666
postal_code = 76108
area_code = 817
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-78544GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1349989GR|3
website = http://www.wstx.us/
White Settlement is a city in Tarrant County,
Texas, United States. The population was 14,831 at the 2000 census.
White Settlement is located at coor dms|32|45|33|N|97|27|38|W|city (32.759280, -97.460442)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 14,831 people, 5,614 households, and 3,789 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 3,043.9 people per square mile (1,175.8/km²). There were 6,027 housing units at an average density of 1,237.0/sq mi (477.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.83% White, 4.05% African American, 0.58% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.51% from other races, and 3.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.60% of the population.
There were 5,614 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,598, and the median income for a family was $36,338. Males had a median income of $28,363 versus $22,250 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $14,440. About 11.2% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.
October 14, 2005, City leaders announced a plan to have local voters decide on a possible name change for the town from White Settlement to West Settlement. In the November 8election, the name change was overwhelmingly rejected by a vote of 2388 to 219.
The City of White Settlement is served by the
White Settlement Independent School District.
* [http://www.wstx.us/whitesettlement/opencms/ City of White Settlement website]
* [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1865385,00.html Town to keep White name]
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