Haltom City, Texas

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City of Haltom City, Texas
City
The city's water tower, located on Haltom Road
The city's water tower, located on Haltom Road
Motto: "A place to call home"
Location of Haltom City in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Haltom City in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°48′58″N 97°16′18″W / 32.81611°N 97.27167°W / 32.81611; -97.27167Coordinates: 32°48′58″N 97°16′18″W / 32.81611°N 97.27167°W / 32.81611; -97.27167
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Tarrant
Founded 1932
Incorporated July 5, 1949
Home Rule Charter October 10, 1955
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Richard Hutchison Former Mayor: Bill Lanford
Jim Sutton
Darlene Hooks
David Averitt
Dr. An Truong
Jack Dyess
Marian Hilliard
Jeff Western
 • City Manager Thomas J. Muir
Area
 • Total 12.4 sq mi (32.1 km2)
 • Land 12.36 sq mi (32.0 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.16%
Elevation 535 ft (163 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 42,409
 • Density 3,148.4/sq mi (1,215.9/km2)
 • Demonym Haltomite
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76100-76199
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-31928[1]
GNIS feature ID 1373985[2]
Website HaltomCityTX.com

Haltom City is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. Haltom City is an inner suburb of Fort Worth. The population was 42,409 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Haltom City is located at 32°48′58″N 97°16′18″W / 32.81611°N 97.27167°W / 32.81611; -97.27167 (32.816129, -97.271634).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.4 square miles (32.1 km²), of which 12.4 square miles (32.1 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.16%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 42,409 people and 16,626 households in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 69.8% White, 4.1% Black or African-American, 0.8% Native American, 8.4% Asian, and 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 32.5%. In the city the population was spread out with 9.2% under the age of 5, 75.4% 18 years of age or over, and 10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.7 years. Males made up 52.3% of the population, and Females made up 47.7%.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,183, and the median income for a family was $48,307. The per capita income for the city was $19,367. About 13.8% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Alternative badge of the HCPD

The Haltom City Police Department consists of approximately 71 sworn police officers that serve the city via patrol units in police cruisers and are supplemented by patrol supervisors and specialized units.

Haltom City is a Home-rule municipality.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Fort Worth III District Parole Office in Haltom City.[5]

The United States Postal Service operates the Haltom City Post Office.[6]

History[edit]

Haltom City was incorporated on July 5, 1949, and gradually expanded, annexing Oak Knoll, Garden of Eden, Meadow Oaks, East Ridge and, in 1955, unincorporated portions of Birdville. Haltom City elected Home Rule Charter with a city manager, mayor and council form of government on October 10, 1955.

Haltom City was originally called Birdville. It was the first city in Tarrant County and the location of the county seat before Ft. Worth. It changed its name in 1949.

Education[edit]

Most of Haltom City is served by the Birdville Independent School District (BISD), but some portions are served by the Fort Worth Independent School District and Keller Independent School District.

Haltom City Public Library is the library of the city and is a partner of the Fort Worth Public Library.[7][8]

In 2011 an extension of Tarrant County College (TCC) Northeast Campus, the Northeast Training/Learning Center, opened in the 17,000-square-foot (1,600 m2) former civic center of Haltom City. The extension, less than 8 miles (13 km) from the main TCC Northeast Campus, includes classroom and training areas. Haltom City had approached TCC, asking how to add community college services for working-class families who may have limited transportation options.[9]

Radio Station[edit]

KLIF-FM serving the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex is a Top 40 Mainstream radio station that has Haltom City's license[10] and is currently owned by Cumulus Media, the station is currently rivaling its competitors KHKS and KDMX which are stations that has city licenses in Dallas County and are under the ownership of the largest radio station owner Clear Channel Communications.

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