Bartlett, Texas

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Bartlett, Texas
Bartlett Commercial Historic District
Bartlett Commercial Historic District
Location of Bartlett, Texas
Location of Bartlett, Texas
Williamson County Bartlett.svg
Bartlett is located in Texas
Bartlett is located in the United States
Bartlett is located in North America
Coordinates: 30°47′44″N 97°25′50″W / 30.79556°N 97.43056°W / 30.79556; -97.43056Coordinates: 30°47′44″N 97°25′50″W / 30.79556°N 97.43056°W / 30.79556; -97.43056
CountryUnited States
CountiesWilliamson, Bell
 • Total1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)
 • Land1.24 sq mi (3.20 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
597 ft (182 m)
 • Total1,633
 • Density1,421.18/sq mi (548.52/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code254
FIPS code48-05732[2]
GNIS feature ID1351556[3]

Bartlett is a city in Bell and Williamson counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 1,633 at the 2020 census.[4]

Bartlett lies in two counties as well as two metropolitan areas. The Bell County portion of the city is part of the KilleenTempleFort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Williamson County portion is part of the AustinRound Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area. Known for its late nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture, Bartlett was the site for the filming of movies including The Stars Fell on Henrietta and The Newton Boys, as well as the NBC television drama Revolution.


Starting in 1909, Bartlett was the headquarters of the Bartlett-Florence Railway, later the Bartlett Western Railroad, which ran from Bartlett's connection with the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad to the cotton processing center of Florence, Texas.[5][6] However, that line was abandoned in 1935.[7]

In 1914 and 1915, Bartlett was home to minor league baseball. The Bartlett Bearcats played as members of the Class D level Middle Texas League for two seasons. Baseball Hall of Fame member Ross Youngs played for Bartlett in 1915.[citation needed]


Bartlett is located 24 miles (39 km) south of Temple and 50 miles (80 km) northeast of downtown Austin. The city straddles the line between Bell and Williamson counties; the center of the city is mostly in Bell County, but the slight majority of the city's area is in Williamson County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.24%, is water.[8]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bartlett has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Bartlett racial composition as of 2020[11]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 584 35.76%
Black or African American (NH) 154 9.43%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 3 0.18%
Asian (NH) 9 0.55%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 44 2.69%
Hispanic or Latino 839 51.38%
Total 1,633

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,633 people, 460 households, and 303 families residing in the city.

At the 2000 census,[2] there were 1,675 people, 571 households and 404 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,373.3 per square mile (530.1/km2). There were 638 housing units at an average density of 523.1 per square mile (201.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 61.61% White, 17.97% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 16.84% from other races, and 2.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.07% of the population.

There were 571 households, of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.40.

Age distribution was 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median household income was $26,094, and the median family income was $35,595. Males had a median income of $22,273 versus $21,016 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,649. About 21.1% of families and 25.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.5% of those under age 18 and 30.3% of those age 65 or over.


Bartlett is served by the Bartlett Independent School District and is home to the Bartlett High School Bulldogs and Lassies.


The town of Bartlett is a former boomtown, and is often referred to as a Ghost town, often due to its low population and small economic size.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  5. ^ "The Four Gospels Railroad". Myra H. Mcilvain. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  6. ^ "Throwback Thursday: Loss of Florence Landmark Prompts Memories of Cotton Gin Operations". The Independent, Liberty Hill, November 6, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2021.
  7. ^ "Bartlett Western Railway". Chris Cravens, Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bartlett city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 10, 2014. Revised 2010 census figure published 07-02-2012.
  9. ^ "Bartlett, Texas Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  12. ^[not specific enough to verify]
  13. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[12][13]

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