Location of Bartonville in Denton County, Texas
|• Total||6.3 sq mi (16.2 km2)|
|• Land||6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||640 ft (195 m)|
|• Density||230/sq mi (91/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1377974|
Bartonville was originally part of the Chinn's Chapel settlement, but then it decided to change to a place that was established in 1853 by Elisha Chinn. Chinn's Chapel eventually became three small communities, with Bartonville being the lone remaining town. Bartonville was settled in 1878 and was named for T. Bent Barton. In 1886 a local post office was established, and by 1890 Bartonville had 25 residents, a general store, a gristmill, and a cotton gin, all owned by the Barton family. By 1896 Bartonville's population was estimated at 100 and the town had three general stores. The post office was discontinued in 1906. Slow growth continued, and by 1930 Bartonville had a population of 300 and a business establishment.
In 1960, with cities such as Irving looking to expand northward, local residents feared annexation and Bartonville incorporated for the first time. The town then included Double Oak and Copper Canyon, as well as present-day Bartonville. Once the fear of annexation subsided a few years later, Bartonville citizens voted for disincorporation.
The present town of Bartonville was incorporated in 1973, and the town has continued to grow as part of the general development of the area north of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Bartonville is adjacent to the master-planned Lantana residential development, which is currently not incorporated.
2010 cyclist controversy
In June 2010, Bartonville Town Council amended the Race/Rally ordinance. The ordinance now includes groups of ten or more that are training for an event. Groups may include runners, bicycles, motorized vehicles etc. that will use the roadway. The group must apply for a permit 45 days prior to the date of their event. In recent years Bartonville has become a popular destination for large groups of bicyclists in the Dallas/Ft Worth area to train for their events.
Bartonville is located at (33.076965, -97.152027).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16.2 km2), of which 6.2 square miles (16.1 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.83%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,093 people, 382 households, and 323 families residing in the town. The population density was 181.2 people per square mile (70.0/km²). There were 391 housing units at an average density of 64.8 per square mile (25.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.62% White, 0.91% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.20% of the population.
There were 382 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.3% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.2% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 35.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $95,259, and the median income for a family was $98,140. Males had a median income of $63,750 versus $43,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $43,706. About 3.1% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bartonville town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bartonville town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
- Town of Bartonville official website
- The Cross Timbers Gazette, local newspaper
- Handbook of Texas Online article