Sundance Square, Tarrant Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|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%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,095/sq mi (809/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Congressional districts||6th, 12th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 33rd|
Tarrant County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2010, it had a population of 1,809,034.It is Texas' third-most populous county and the 15th-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.It was named in honor of General Edward H. Tarrant of the Republic of Texas militia.
Tarrant County is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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.
|U.S. Decennial Census |
As of the 2015 Texas Population Estimate Program, the population of the county was 1,960,741: 916,941 non-Hispanic whites (46.8%); 299,637 Black Americans (15.3%); 158,299 other non-Hispanic Americans (8.1%); 585,864 Hispanics and Latinos, of any race (29.9%).
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,809,034 people. Tarrant County is currently the second most populous county in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census mile (253/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.2% White, 12.8% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 3.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 9.1% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. 19.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.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
There were 533,864 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% 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 28.1% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% 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 95.6 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 8.0% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.
Tarrant County, like all Texas counties, is governed by a Commissioners Court, which consists of the county judge, who is elected county-wide and presides over the full court, and four commissioners, who are elected in each of the county's four precincts.
|County Judge||B. Glen Whitley||Republican|
|County Commissioner, Precinct 1||Roy Charles Brooks||Democratic|
|County Commissioner, Precinct 2||Devan Allen||Democratic|
|County Commissioner, Precinct 3||Gary Fickes||Republican|
|County Commissioner, Precinct 4||J.D. Johnson||Republican|
|County Clerk||Mary Louise Nicholson||Republican|
|Criminal District Attorney||Sharen Wilson||Republican|
|District Clerk||Thomas A. Wilder||Republican|
|Sheriff||Bill E. Waybourn||Republican|
|Tax Assessor-Collector||Wendy Burgess||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 1||Dale Clark||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 2||David Woodruff||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 3||Darrell Huffman||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 4||Joe D. "Jody" Johnson||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 5||Ruben Garcia||Democratic|
|Constable, Precinct 6||Jon H. Siegel||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 7||Clint Burgess||Republican|
|Constable, Precinct 8||Michael R. Campbell||Democratic|
The JPS Health Network (Tarrant County Hospital District) operates the John Peter Smith Hospital and health centers.
Countywide law enforcement is provided by the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office and Tarrant County Constable's Office. All cities in the county provide their own police services, with three exceptions: Westlake contracts service from the Keller Police Department,and Haslet and Edgecliff Village contract service from the Sheriff's Office. DFW Airport, the Tarrant County Hospital District, and the Tarrant Regional Water District also provide their own police forces.
Since the disbandment of the North Tarrant County Fire Department, no countywide firefighting services exist. All municipalities provide their own fire departments. Most cities also operate their own ambulances, with two notable exceptions: Fort Worth and 14 other Tarrant County cities are served by the Metropolitan Area EMS Authority (MAEMSA), a governmental administrative agency established under an interlocal operating agreement and operating as MedStar Mobile Health,while the city of Arlington contracts paramedic apparatus from private entity American Medical Response.
Fire and EMS protection in unincorporated portions of Tarrant County is governed by the Tarrant County Emergency Services District #1, which administers contracts with 17 fire departments (including 10 with EMS response) and has mutual aid agreements with eight additional fire departments.
CareFlite air ambulance services operate from Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1||Ralph Swearingin Jr.||Republican|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2||Mary Tom Curnutt||Republican|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3||Bill Brandt||Republican|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4||Chris Gregory||Republican|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5||Sergio L. De Leon||Democratic|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6||Jason M. Charbonnet||Republican|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7||Matt Hayes||Republican|
|Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8||Lisa R. Woodard||Democratic|
|County Criminal Court No. 1||David Cook||Republican|
|County Criminal Court No. 2||Carey F. Walker||Republican|
|County Criminal Court No. 3||Bob McCoy||Republican|
|County Criminal Court No. 4||Deborah Nekhom||Republican|
|County Criminal Court No. 5||Jamie Cummings||Republican|
|County Criminal Court No. 6||Molly Jones||Republican|
|County Criminal Court No. 7||Cheril S. Hardy||Republican|
|County Criminal Court No. 8||Charles L. "Chuck" Vanover||Republican|
|County Criminal Court No. 9||Brent A. Carr||Republican|
|County Criminal Court No. 10||Phil Sorrells||Republican|
|County Court at Law No. 1||Don Pierson||Republican|
|County Court at Law No. 2||Jennifer Rymell||Republican|
|County Court at Law No. 3||Mike Hrabal||Republican|
|County Probate Court No. 1||Steve M. King||Republican|
|County Probate Court No. 2||Brooke Allen||Republican|
|Criminal District Court No. 1||Elizabeth H. Beach||Republican|
|Criminal District Court No. 2||Wayne Salvant||Republican|
|Criminal District Court No. 3||Robb Catalano||Republican|
|Criminal District Court No. 4||Mike Thomas||Republican|
|213th District Court||Chris Wolfe||Republican|
|297th District Court||David C. Hagerman||Republican|
|371st District Court||Mollee Westfall||Republican|
|372nd District Court||Scott Wisch||Republican|
|396th District Court||George Gallagher||Republican|
|432nd District Court||Ruben Gonzalez, Jr.||Republican|
|17th District Court||Melody Wilkinson||Republican|
|48th District Court||David Evans||Republican|
|67th District Court||Don Cosby||Republican|
|96th District Court||R. H. Wallace, Jr.||Republican|
|141st District Court||John P. Chupp||Republican|
|153rd District Court||Susan Heygood McCoy||Republican|
|236th District Court||Tom Lowe||Republican|
|342nd District Court||J. Wade Birdwell||Republican|
|348th District Court||Mike Wallach||Republican|
|352nd District Court||Josh Burgess||Republican|
|231st District Court||Jesus "Jesse" Nevarez, Jr.||Republican|
|233rd District Court||William Harris||Republican|
|322nd District Court||Nancy Berger||Republican|
|324th District Court||Jerome S. Hennigan||Republican|
|325th District Court||Judith Wells||Republican|
|360th District Court||Patricia Baca Bennett||Republican|
|323rd District Court||Alex Kim||Republican|
Tarrant County is one of the largest Republican-leaning counties in the nation.
In 2019, Democrats have begun to represent a larger portion of the political profile, and are concentrated in several areas throughout the county: eastern Euless, Grand Prairie and eastern and southern Arlington, Northern and West areas of Mansfield, large portions of Fort Worth, particularly the area surrounding the Stockyards and Meacham Airport, southern and eastern Fort Worth, especially in dense metro areas and along I-35W, and Forest Hill.
Republicans are dominant in much of the rural areas of the county, downtown and western Fort Worth and north of Loop 820, and almost all suburban areas including Benbrook, rural Mansfield areas and western Arlington, Haltom City, Mid-Cities (Hurst, Euless, and Bedford), and the northern suburbs.
Since the late 20th century, residents of Tarrant County have supported Republican Party presidential candidates. Since 1952 the majority of voters supported the Republican presidential candidate in every election except 1964, when the county voted for Democrat Lyndon Johnson, a Texas native. In 2016, Donald Trump won the county with 51.7% of the vote, the worst showing for a Republican since Bob Dole in 1996, and by a margin of 8.6%, the lowest since 1976.
The first Republican elected to the State Senate from Tarrant County since Reconstruction was Betty Andujar in 1972.
The county also leans Republican in races for the United States Senate, but in the 2018 election, Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke won it with a plurality.This was the first time a Democratic candidate won Tarrant County in a federal election since Lloyd Bentsen in his 1988 re-election bid for the Senate.
|District 11||Patricia Hardy||Republican|
|District 13||Erika Beltran||Democratic|
|District 90||Ramon Romero Jr.||Democratic||Fort Worth|
|District 91||Stephanie Klick||Republican||Fort Worth|
|District 92||Jonathan Stickland||Republican||Bedford|
|District 93||Matt Krause||Republican||Arlington|
|District 94||Tony Tinderholt||Republican||Arlington|
|District 95||Nicole Collier||Democratic||Fort Worth|
|District 96||Bill Zedler||Republican||Arlington|
|District 97||Craig Goldman||Republican||Fort Worth|
|District 98||Giovanni Capriglione||Republican||Southlake|
|District 99||Charlie Geren||Republican||River Oaks|
|District 101||Chris Turner||Democratic||Grand Prairie|
|District 9||Kelly Hancock||Republican||Fort Worth|
|District 10||Beverly Powell||Democratic||Burleson|
|District 12||Jane Nelson||Republican||Flower Mound|
|District 22||Brian Birdwell||Republican||Granbury|
|Texas's 6th congressional district||Ron Wright||Republican||Arlington|
|Texas's 12th congressional district||Kay Granger||Republican||Fort Worth|
|Texas's 24th congressional district||Kenny Marchant||Republican||Coppell|
|Texas's 25th congressional district||Roger Williams||Republican||Weatherford|
|Texas's 26th congressional district||Michael Burgess||Republican||Lewisville|
|Texas's 33rd congressional district||Marc Veasey||Democratic||Fort Worth|
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.
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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is partially in the cities of Grapevine and Euless in Tarrant County and Irving in Dallas County.
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.
Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Texas and the 13th-largest city in the United States. It is the county seat of Tarrant County, covering nearly 350 square miles (910 km2) into three other counties: Denton, Parker, and Wise. According to the 2018 census estimates, Fort Worth's population was 898,919. Fort Worth is the second-largest city in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, which is the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the United States.
Wise County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 59,127. Its county seat is Decatur.
Denton County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 662,614, making it the ninth-most populous county in Texas. The county seat is Denton. The 2019 Census Bureau estimate for Denton County's population is 887,207. The county, which was named for John B. Denton, was established in 1846.
Dallas County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas, the state's second-most populous county, and the eighth-most populous in the United States. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the population was 2,368,139; in 2019 it was estimated to have 2,635,516 inhabitants.
Arlington is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located in Tarrant County. It is part of the Mid-Cities region of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles (32 km) west of downtown Dallas.
Colleyville is a suburb city of Fort Worth located in northeast Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the Mid-Cities suburban region between Dallas and Fort Worth, and is roughly 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The population was 22,807 at the 2010 census. Colleyville is well known for its public schools, public safety, wealth, and rural atmosphere.
Euless is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Dallas and Fort Worth. Euless is part of the Mid-Cities region between Dallas and Fort Worth. The city's population was 51,277 as of the 2010 census.
Haltom City is a city that is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth region and inside Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The population was 42,409 at the 2010 census. Haltom City is an inner suburb of Fort Worth, a principal city of the DFW Metroplex. The city is 6 miles from Downtown Fort Worth, 30 miles from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, and 20 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Irving. Haltom City is surrounded almost entirely by Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Watauga, and Richland Hills.
Hurst is a city in the U.S. state of Texas located in the densely populated portion of northeastern Tarrant County and is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. It is considered a Dallas and Fort Worth suburb and is part of the Mid-Cities region. It is 13 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 37,337.
Grapevine is a city and suburb of Dallas and Fort Worth located in northeast Tarrant County, Texas, United States, with minor portions extending into Dallas County and Denton County. The city is located in the Mid-Cities suburban region between Dallas and Fort Worth and includes a larger portion of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport than other cities.
Haslet is a city in mostly Tarrant County and partly in Denton County within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex in the U.S. state of Texas, and is located 15 miles north of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles south of Denton. Haslet borders Interstate 35W, U.S. Highway 287, and Alliance Airport.
The Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, officially designated Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, is a metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Texas encompassing 11 counties. It is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas. Residents of the area also refer to it as DFW, or the Metroplex.
State Highway 121 is a state highway angling from southwest to northeast through north central Texas. It runs from downtown Fort Worth, Texas at the junction of Interstate 35W to Bonham, Texas, just north of a junction with U.S. Highway 82.
State Highway 360 is a 28-mile (45 km) north–south state highway in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex in the U.S. state of Texas. It runs north from an at-grade intersection with US 287 in Mansfield, near the Ellis-Johnson county line to a partial interchange with SH 121 in Grapevine, near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The highway serves as a local north–south route running through the center of the metroplex, linking together the southern and northern suburbs to the core. Between US 287 and Camp Wisdom Road/Sublett Road, SH 360 follows a pair of frontage roads along a four-lane tollway known as the 360 Tollway, a tollway operated by the NTTA. Between Camp Wisdom Road/Sublett Road and SH 121, SH 360 follows a toll-free freeway maintained by TxDOT.
The Mid-Cities is a suburban region filling the thirty-mile span between Dallas and Fort Worth. These communities include the cities of Irving, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, HEB, NRH, Haltom City, Watauga, and Keller.
State Highway 183 or SH 183 is a state highway in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex in Texas. Its most heavily used section is designated Airport Freeway where it serves the southern entrance of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Area codes 214, 469 and 972 are the North American telephone area codes for Dallas, Texas, and most of the eastern portion of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.
Area codes 817 and 682 are Texas telephone area codes for numbers in Fort Worth and most of the western portion of the Metroplex. Area code 817 was created as a flash-cut sometime during 1953, but available databases do not indicate from which area code it was split, as all original area codes were created in October 1947. Based on proximity, however, it was probably split from area codes 214 and 915.
Northwest Independent School District is a rapidly growing North Texas public school district with its headquarters in the city of Fort Worth, Texas (USA). with a Justin postal address. The school district is named for its location in the northwestern area of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The school district lies in three North Texas counties: Denton County, Tarrant County and Wise County.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Arlington, Texas, USA.