Haltom City, Texas
Haltom City, Texas
|City of Haltom City|
Clockwise from top left: a mural inside the HCPL dedicated to Haltom City, the state-of-the-art City Library exterior, the Haltom High School
"A place to call home!"
|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||July 5, 1949|
|Home Rule Charter||October 10, 1955|
|• City Council||Mayor David Averitt|
Former Mayor: Richard Hutchison
Dr. An Truong
|• City Manager||Keith Lane|
|• 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)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3,148.4/sq mi (1,215.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1373985|
Haltom City is a city that is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth region and inside Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The population was 42,409 at the 2010 census. Haltom City is a inner suburb of Fort Worth, a principal city of the DFW Metroplex. The city is 6 miles from Downtown Fort Worth, 30 miles from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, and 20 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Irving. Haltom City is surrounded almost entirely by Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Watauga, and Richland Hills.
The education system for Haltom City is served by the Birdville Independent School District, which also serves neighboring cities including Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Watauga, and as far as Hurst. It is also served in the north by Keller ISD, with High school students exclusively feeding into Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Worth. The city is home to 10 parks, a state-of-the-art public library and recreation center, and the Tarrant County College branch Haltom City Northeast Center is a community division of the TCC Northeast Campus in Hurst. It was created in collaboration with the leadership of Haltom City to give greater opportunities to higher education. Medical facilities inside Haltom City is the T&R Clinic in the south-side. Haltom City is surrounded by major highways including, Highway 26, Highway 377, SH 121, (NE 28th St) SH 183 and Interstate 820.
Haltom City recently constructed a Veterans Memorial at Haltom Road Park. The Memorial had its grand opening in November 2017.
Haltom City is located at (32.816129, -97.271634).
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.
Haltom city is one of the largest suburbs of Fort Worth. Here is the list of cities surrounding Haltom City which are entirely located in Tarrant County, they can be seen from here also.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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 The City of Haltom City, Texas Home Rule Charter was adopted October 10, 1955. The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government and provides a full range of services that include public safety (police and fire), municipal court, sanitation, parks, library, public works and general administrative services. The city also owns and operates a water distribution system, a wastewater collection system and a drainage utility system.
According to the city’s 2013-2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city’s various funds had $59.0 million in revenues, $47.9 million in expenditures, $174.8 million in total assets, $75.3 million in total liabilities, and $34.4 million in cash and investments.
The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:
|City Manager||Keith Lane|
|Assistant City Manager||Rex Phelps|
|City Secretary||Art Camacho|
|Fire Chief||Perry Bynum|
|Police Chief||Cody Phillips|
|Director of Finance||Jennifer Fung|
|Director of Human Resources / Risk Management||Toni Beckett|
|Manager of Information Technology||Paul Berwick|
|Director of Library Services||Lesly Smith|
|Director of Parks and Recreation||Christi Pruitt|
|Director of Planning||Glenna Batchelor|
|Director of Public Works||Greg Van Nieuwenhuize|
|Municipal Judge||Lorraine Irby|
According to Haltom City’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|3||City of Haltom City||294|
|4||Medtronic Midas Rex||270|
|6||Liberty Carton Company||175|
|7||Lewis & Lambert Metal||150|
|9||Falcon Steel America, LLC||121|
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.Alumni of Haltom City schools include Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Lance Dunbar, Kelvin Garmon, and Cody Jinks.
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.
KLIF-FM serving the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex is a Top 40 Mainstream radio station that has Haltom City's license and is currently owned by Cumulus Media, the station is currently rivaling its competitors KHKS and KDMX which are stations that have city licenses in Dallas County and are under the ownership of the largest radio station owner Clear Channel Communications.
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