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Tarrant County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Tarrant County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Seat Fort Worth
Largest city Fort Worth
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

897 sq mi (2,324 km²)
863 sq mi (2,236 km²)
34 sq mi (88 km²), 3.80%
PopulationEst.
 - (2007)
 - Density

1,717,435
1,990/sq mi (768/km²)
Founded 1849
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.tarrantcounty.com

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 Worth.[1] Tarrant County is the second most populous county in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and contains its second and third largest principal cities. The county is named in honor of General Edward H. Tarrant.[2]

Fort Worth is the largest city in Tarrant County with a population of 653,320 as of 2006,.[3] Arlington is the second largest city with population of 367,197 in 2006 and North Richland Hills is the third largest with 65,750 residents as of 2006.

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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.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 52,376
1910 108,572 107.3%
1920 152,800 40.7%
1930 197,553 29.3%
1940 225,521 14.2%
1950 361,253 60.2%
1960 538,495 49.1%
1970 716,317 33.0%
1980 860,880 20.2%
1990 1,170,103 35.9%
2000 1,446,219 23.6%
Est. 2006 1,671,295 15.6%

As of the census[4] 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.

Tarrant County has one of the nation's highest property tax rates. In 2007, it was ranked in the Top 25 for property taxes as percentage of the homes value on owner occupied housing ranking 15th.[5]

High property tax rates can reduce a home's value significantly, leading to less resale value and negative equity upon ownership of the home. Part of this is due to the complex Robin Hood plan school funding mechanism in Texas.[6]

Politics

Tarrant County has consistently supported Republican Party candidates in recent decades. Since 1960 it has supported the Republican presidential candidate in every election except 1964.

Major Political Parties

Presidential Election Results 1960-2004
Year Democrat Republican
2008 43.8% 274,101 55.6% 347,843
2004 37.01% 207,286 62.39% 349,462
2000 36.78% 173,758 60.74% 286,921
1996 41.60% 170,431 50.85% 208,312
1992 33.14% 156,230 38.90% 183,387
1988 38.19% 151,310 61.24% 242,660
1984 32.57% 120,147 67.25% 248,050
1980 39.69% 121,068 56.86% 173,466
1976 49.18% 122,287 50.05% 124,433
1972 31.29% 69,187 68.55% 151,596
1968 41.79% 79,705 42.88% 81,786
1964 62.98% 97,092 36.71% 56,593
1960 44.66% 59,385 54.75% 72,813

Cities and towns

* 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.[7]

Independent School Districts

Charter schools

Private Schools

Notable private schools include:

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

Coordinates: 32°46′N 97°17′W / 32.77°N 97.29°W / 32.77; -97.29


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Tarrant County, Texas
Map
File:Map of Texas highlighting Tarrant County.png
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1849
Seat Fort Worth
Largest City Fort Worth
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.80%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

1446219
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.tarrantcounty.com

Tarrant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 1,446,219. Its county seat is Fort Worth6. Tarrant County is the second most populous county in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and contains its second largest principal city.

Fort Worth is the largest city in Tarrant County. Its population in 2000 was 534,694. Arlington is the second largest city in Tarrant County with a 2000 population of 332,969.

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Geography

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

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 1,446,219 people, 533,864 households, and 369,433 families residing in the county. The population density was 647/km² (1,675/sq mi). There were 565,830 housing units at an average density of 253/km² (655/sq mi). 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.

Cities and towns

* 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

The following school districts are located in Tarrant County:

Transportation

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

External links


Coordinates: 32°46′N 97°17′W / 32.77, -97.29

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Tarrant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. The population in 2005 was 1,620,479. [1] The county seat is Fort Worth, Texas, and the population of the city in 2006 was 653,320 making it the largest city in the county. [2] The second largest city in the county is Arlington, where 367,197 people live.

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