Colleyville, Texas

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Colleyville, Texas
Nickname(s): City of Trees
Motto: Close to Home, Miles from Ordinary
Location of Colleyville in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Colleyville in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°53′6″N 97°8′57″W / 32.88500°N 97.14917°W / 32.88500; -97.14917Coordinates: 32°53′6″N 97°8′57″W / 32.88500°N 97.14917°W / 32.88500; -97.14917
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Tarrant
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Richard Newton
Tammy Nakamura
Chris Putnam
Bobby Lindamood
Jody Short
Nancy Coplen
Mike Taylor
 • City Manager Jennifer Fadden
 • Total 13.1 sq mi (33.9 km2)
 • Land 13.1 sq mi (33.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0.08%
Elevation 614 ft (187 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 22,807
 • Density 1,700/sq mi (670/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76034
Area code(s) 817, 214, 972
FIPS code 48-15988[1]
GNIS feature ID 1373161[2]

Colleyville is an affluent city and suburb of Fort Worth located in northeast Tarrant County, Texas, United States. Located roughly 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the population was 22,807 at the 2010 census.[3] Emerging from a number of small, rural settlements along the Cotton Belt Route, Colleyville was originally known as Bransford when Dr. Lilburn Howard Colley settled there in 1880. He was a prominent area physician and a veteran of the Union Army. In 1914 when Walter G. Couch opened a grocery store near Dr. Colley's home the community was renamed Colleyville in his honor.[4]


Colleyville is located at 32°53′6″N 97°8′57″W / 32.88500°N 97.14917°W / 32.88500; -97.14917 (32.885062, -97.149233).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.1 square miles (33.9 km²), of which approximately 0.08% of its area is water.


The city is mostly served by the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (GCISD). The district operates eleven neighborhood-oriented elementary schools (pre-kindergarten through grade 5), four middle schools (grades 6-8) and two high schools (9-12). High school-aged students attend either Colleyville Heritage or Grapevine High School depending on the attendance boundaries they reside in. Both high schools are well-regarded by various national news outlets, most notably Newsweek magazine.[citation needed]

A small number of students attend Keller High School as well. The northwestern-most part of Colleyville lies inside the Keller Independent School District, which manages one campus within the city limits. Other small areas lay within the boundaries of Birdville Independent School District, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, and Carroll Independent School District.

Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy is a private religious school offering classical education from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The school is a fully accredited member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS).


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,491
1970 3,342 124.1%
1980 6,700 100.5%
1990 12,724 89.9%
2000 19,636 54.3%
2010 22,807 16.1%
Est. 2015 25,487 [6] 11.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 19,636 people, 6,406 households, and 5,823 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,499.6 people per square mile (579.2/km²). There were 6,549 housing units at an average density of 500.2 per square mile (193.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.14% White, 1.31% African American, 0.39% Native American, 3.15% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.23% of the population.

There were 6,406 households out of which 49.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 85.4% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.1% were non-families. 7.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household was $148,789, and the median income for a family was $154,948.[8] Males had a median income of $90,834 versus $42,455 for females. The per capita income for the city was $50,418. About 1.2% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

Local government[edit]

According to the city’s 2013-2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city’s various funds had $42.4 million in revenues, $35.1 million in expenditures, $193.9 million in total assets, $24.7 million in total liabilities, and $44.8 million in cash and investments.[9]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:[10]

City Department Director
City Manager Jennifer Fadden
Asst City Manager / CFO Chris Fuller
Communications Director Mona Gandy
Community Development Director Abra Nusser
Economic Development Director Marty Wieder
Fire Chief Brian Riley
Police Chief Michael Holder
Public Works Director Bob Lowry
Human Resources Director
Library and Recreation Director Mary Rodne
Public Works Director Bob Lowry


Top employers[edit]

According to Colleyville’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[11] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Grapevine Colleyville ISD 611
2 Market Street 325
3 Lifetime Fitness 230
4 City of Colleyville 190
5 Whole Foods Market 125
6 Albertsons 110
7 Covenant Christian Academy 130
8 La Hacienda Ranch 100
9 Walmart 72
10 Sonshine Academy 60

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Colleyville city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dr. Lilburn Howard Colley". The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ Colleyville city, Texas - Fact Sheet - American FactFinder
  9. ^ City of Colleyville 2013-14 CAFR Retrieved 2015-06-22
  10. ^ City of Colleyville 2014-15 Budget Retrieved 2015-06-22
  11. ^ City of Colleyville CAFR
  12. ^ "About Konni". Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Chad Campbell". PGA Tour. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Hunter Mahan". PGA Tour. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Greg Chalmers". PGA Tour. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  16. ^ "John Rollins". PGA Tour. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 

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