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City of Grapevine, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Grapevine in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°56′6″N 97°5′9″W / 32.935°N 97.08583°W / 32.935; -97.08583Coordinates: 32°56′6″N 97°5′9″W / 32.935°N 97.08583°W / 32.935; -97.08583
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Tarrant, Denton, Dallas
Grape Vine Prairie 1844
Grape Vine 1854
Grapevine 1907
Government
 - Mayor William D. Tate
Area
 - Total 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 - Land 32.3 sq mi (83.6 km2)
 - Water 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)  9.98%
Elevation 640 ft (195 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 42,101
 Density 1,303.0/sq mi (503.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76051, 76092, 76099
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-30644[1]
GNIS feature ID 1336834[2]
Website http://www.ci.grapevine.tx.us/

Grapevine is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States and a suburb of Fort Worth. It was known in its early years as Grapevine Prairie. An extremely small portion of the modern city of Grapevine extends into neighboring Denton and Dallas counties. As of the 2000 census the city population was 42,101, though the 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimate puts the city's population at 48,583. The city is named for wild mustang grapes prevalent in the area[3] (the high school football team is named the Mustangs). In recent years several wineries have opened in Grapevine, and the city has been very active in maintaining its historic downtown area. The city is adjacent to Grapevine Lake, a large reservoir impounded by the Corps of Engineers in 1952. Part of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which serves the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is located inside the city limits of Grapevine. In 2007 CNNMoney.com rated Grapevine as one of "America's Best Places to Live."[4]

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History

In October 1843, General Sam Houston and fellow Republic of Texas Commissioners camped at Tah-Wah-Karro Creek, also known as Grape Vine Springs, to meet with leaders of 10 Indian nations.[5] This meeting culminated in the signing of a treaty of “peace, friendship, and commerce,” which opened the area for settlement by homesteaders and pioneers. The settlement was named Grapevine because of its location on the Grape Vine Prairie near Grape Vine Springs, both of which were named for the wild mustang grapes that blanketed the area.[citation needed]

The first recorded white settlement in what would become the city of Grapevine occurred in the late 1840s and early 1850s. The Confederate general Richard Montgomery Gano had property there. The site of his farm is now the location for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Growth during the 19th century was slow but steady; by 1890 the town had about 800 residents, along with such amenities as a newspaper, a public school, several cotton gins, a post office and a railroad. Growth continued early in the 20th century, and on January 12, 1914 the post office changed the town name to the one-word title Grapevine, after the area had been known by several other names.

Population fell during the period between the World Wars as the economy stagnated, though the city was officially incorporated by 1936. Population growth and economic development resumed to some extent in the decades immediately after World War II. But it was the opening of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in 1974 that spurred enormous development in the city and nearby towns. Census figures show the unmistakable and typical pattern for cities north of the airport: 2,821 in 1960, 7,023 in 1970, 11,801 in 1980, 29,202 in 1990, and 42,059 in 2000.

On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1934, Henry Methvin, a member of Bonnie & Clyde's gang, killed two young motorcycle patrolmen, E.B. Wheeler and H.D. Murphy, near Grapevine. The historical marker can be found at the intersection of Dove and 114. [6]

Jack Ruby, the man convicted in the killing of Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, owned several cabins in Grapevine near Red Bird Lane. [7]

The conductor assists passenger as the Grapevine Railroad stops at the Fort Worth Stockyards on February 27, 2010.

Grapevine is home to many wineries and tasting rooms as well as the advocacy group 'the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association'.

Grapevine is also the home city of Daniel Johnson, a teenager who won the Guinness Book of World Records designation for Guitar Hero.

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad follows a scenic route to and from the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Geography

Grapevine is located at 32°56′6″N 97°5′9″W / 32.935°N 97.08583°W / 32.935; -97.08583 (32.935025, -97.085784).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.9 square miles (92.9 km²), of which, 32.3 square miles (83.6 km²) of it is land and 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²) of it (9.98%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 42,059 people, 15,712 households, and 11,312 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,303.0 people per square mile (503.1/km²). There were 16,486 housing units at an average density of 510.7/sq mi (197.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.16% White, 2.38% African American, 0.55% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.58% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.56% of the population.

There were 15,712 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 36.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household was $75,995, and the median income for a family in was $89,632.[9] Males had a median income of $53,786 versus $38,844 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,549. About 3.1% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.:[10]

Economy

GameStop has its headquarters in Grapevine.[11]

In 1978 Braniff Place, the final world headquarters facility for Braniff International Airways, was built in what is now Grapevine, on the grounds of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. In 1982 Braniff went bankrupt, so the facility became GTE Place; as of 2009 it is Verizon Place.[12][13][14]

In the 1990s Metro Airlines had its headquarters in Grapevine.[15][16][17] Prior to its dissolution, Kitty Hawk Aircargo had its headquarters in Grapevine.[18]

Education

Most of Grapevine is served by the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. Other parts are served by Carroll, Lewisville, and Coppell ISDs.

Grapevine High School has been named both a National Blue Ribbon School and a New American High School. It was ranked by Newsweek as the 41st-best high school in the nation in 2007.

Places

Sister cities

Notes

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "FAQ". Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau. http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/FAQs/tabid/549/Default.aspx. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Best Places To Live: Grapevine, TX". CNNMoney.com. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2007/snapshots/PL4830644.html. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Tehuacana Creek Treaty". Republic-of-Texas.net. http://www.republic-of-texas.net/newarchive/treaties/t_creek.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  6. ^ Anderson, Brian (2003-04-15). "Reality less romantic than outlaw legend". Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/s/dws/spe/2003/bonnieclyde/story.html. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  7. ^ Larson, Jackie (2006-09-06). "Ruby's log cabin: Yours for $15,000". Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/090606dnmetcabin.313bd67.html. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=16000US4827684&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US48%7C16000US4827684&_street=&_county=grapevine&_cityTown=grapevine&_state=04000US48&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=160&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2007_3YR_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=
  10. ^ Chris Bird (2008). The Concealed Handgun Manual - 5th Edition, pp.375-382. Privateer Publications, San Antonio, TX. ISBN 978-0-9656784-7-6
  11. ^ "Contact Us." GameStop. Retrieved on December 8, 2009.
  12. ^ Miller, Robert. "THEIR INSPIRATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP WINS HONORS." The Dallas Morning News. November 8, 1985. Retrieved on August 17, 2009.
  13. ^ "Hotels." City of Grapevine. Retrieved on August 17, 2009.
  14. ^ "Resorts for rent: Once mainly for top executives, some private conference and training centers with high amenities now welcome outside business as their owners seek ways to break even." Fort Worth Star-Telegram. February 13, 2006. Retrieved on August 17, 2009.
  15. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. March 14–20, 1990. "Metro Airlines" 112.
  16. ^ "Trails." City of Grapevine. Retrieved on December 10, 2009.
  17. ^ "Grapevine 1990 Tiger Data." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 11, 2009.
  18. ^ "Kitty Hawk Overview." Kitty Hawk Aircargo. February 14, 1997. Retrieved on January 29, 2010.

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City of Grapevine, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Grapevine in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°56′6″N 97°5′9″W / 32.935°N 97.08583°W / 32.935; -97.08583
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Tarrant, Denton, Dallas
Grape Vine Prairie 1844
Grape Vine 1854
Grapevine 1907
Government
 - Mayor William D. Tate
Area
 - Total 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 - Land 32.3 sq mi (83.6 km2)
 - Water 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)  9.98%
Elevation 640 ft (195 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 42,101
 Density 1,303.0/sq mi (503.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76051, 76092, 76099
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-30644[1]
GNIS feature ID 1336834[2]
Website http://www.ci.grapevine.tx.us/

Grapevine is a city of Tarrant County in the state of Texas in the United States.

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