North Central Texas Council of Governments

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North Central Texas Council of Governments
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Map of Texas highlighting counties served by the North Central Texas Council of Governments
Formation January 1966
Type Voluntary association of governments
Region served
12,800 sq mi (33,000 km2)
Membership 16 counties
Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2000 5,309,277 —    
2010 6,539,950 +23.2%
Source: [1]

The North Central Texas Council of Governments or NCTCOG is a voluntary association of governments in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Its ranks currently include 230 member governments including 16 counties, numerous cities, school districts, and special districts.[2] Based in Arlington, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is a member of the Texas Association of Regional Councils.

Purpose[edit]

The purpose of NCTCOG is to "strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions."[2]

Organization[edit]

Each member government appoints a representative from its governing body to the COG General Assembly. This group meets annually to elect the Executive Board, a policy-making body for all NCTCOG activities composed of 13 officials. The activities organized include regional plans, program activities and decisions, and fiscal and budgetary policies. Within NCTCOG are technical, study, and policy development committees and a professional staff headed by Mike Eastland (the Executive Director) that support the Board.[2]

Counties served[edit]

Largest Cities in the region[edit]

Major Cities[edit]

City 2010 Population [3] 2012 Population[4]
Dallas 1,197,816 1,207,420
Fort Worth 741,205 757,810
Arlington 365,348 365,860
Plano 259,842 261,900

Cities and towns 100k-250k[edit]

City/Town 2010 Population [3] 2012 Population[4]
Garland 226,875 228,060
Irving 216,291 218,850
Grand Prairie 175,397 176,980
Mesquite 139,824 139,950
McKinney 131,117 136,180
Carrollton 119,097 121,150
Frisco 116,989 125,500
Denton 113,383 115,810
Richardson 99,224 100,450

Cities and towns 25k-99k[edit]

City /Town 2010 Population [3] 2012 Population[4]
Lewisville 95,291 96,000
Allen 84,246 86,600
Flower Mound 64,669 65,060
North Richland Hills 63,343 63,780
Mansfield 56,368 57,490
Rowlett 56,199 56,310
Euless 51,276 51,500
DeSoto 49,047 49,540
Bedford 46,978 46,990
Grapevine 46,334 46,420
Cedar Hill 45,027 45,360
Wylie 41,427 42,690
Haltom City 42,409 42,090
Keller 39,626 40,440
Coppell 38,660 38,950
Duncanville 38,524 38,610
Rockwall 37,491 38,290
Burleson 36,689 38,130
Hurst 37,338 37,360
Lancaster 36,361 36,700
The Colony 36,328 36,590
Waxahachie 29,621 30,680
Cleburne 29,337 29,180
Farmers Branch 28,615 28,620
Little Elm 25,898 28,230
Southlake 26,575 26,770
Greenville 25,557 26,010
Weatherford 25,250 25,440

References[edit]

  1. ^ Total Population Estimates for Texas Councils of Governments - Texas State Data Center.
  2. ^ a b c NCTCOG.org - About. Retrieved 27 April 2006.
  3. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b c 2012 Population Estimates by City and County - North Central Texas Council of Governments. March 2012.

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