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Burleson is a city spanning Johnson and Tarrant Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is considered a suburb of
Worth and is located in the rapidly growing suburban expanse
just south of the city. As of 2009, the population was 34,350, having
increased from the 20,976 residents officially counted during the
census. Burleson is named for Rufus C. Burleson, a former
President of Baylor University at Waco.
On October 10â€”11, 2009, the First Baptist Church observed its 125th anniversary
during Burleson's Founders Day weekend. An historical marker, the
fourth in Burleson, was unveiled at the church.
An historical marker is also pending outside Burleson at the
location of a stagecoach robbery by the notorious frontier
outlaw Sam Bass.
Burleson is the home of The Quebe Sisters Band, a trio
of young fiddle players.
Burleson is located at 32Â°32â€²9â€³N 97Â°19â€²38â€³Wï»¿ / ï»¿32.53583Â°N
According to the United States Census
Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.7 square miles
(51.0 kmÂ²), of which, 19.6 square miles
(50.9 kmÂ²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles
(0.2 kmÂ²) of it (0.30%) is water.
As of the census of
2000, there were 20,976 people, 7,610 households, and 5,981
families residing in the city. The population density was 412.2/kmÂ²
(1,067.7/miÂ²). There were 7,794 housing units at an average density
of 153.1/kmÂ² (396.7/miÂ²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.62%
White, 0.40% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.53% Asian,
0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 1.42% from two
or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.41% of the
There were 7,610 households of which 41.3% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living
together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present,
and 21.4% are classified as non-families according to the United
States Census Bureau. Of 7,610 households, 287 are unmarried
partner households: 261 heterosexual, 0 same-sex male, and 26
same-sex female households.
18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.11.
The age distribution of the city is 29.1% under the age of 18,
7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and
10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34
years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100
females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $50,432, and
the median income for a family was $56,031. Males had a median
income of $40,567 versus $27,032 for females. The per capita income
for the city was $20,175. About 4.9% of families and 6.0% of the
population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those
under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Burleson is served by the Burleson Independent
School District and the Joshua Independent
School District. The website Burleson History Online, contains information
about the heritage of the community.