Haltom City, Texas

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Haltom City, Texas
City
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
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
Flag of Haltom City, Texas
Flag
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 States of America
State  Texas
County  Tarrant
Founded 1932
Incorporated July 5, 1949
Home Rule Charter October 10, 1955
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor David Averitt
Former Mayor: Richard Hutchison
Bob Watkins
Stephanie Davenport
Scott Garrett
Dr. An Truong
Trae Fowler
Jeannine Nunn
Walter Grow
 • City Manager Keith Lane
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
 • Total 42,409
 • Estimate (2015) 43,851
 • Density 3,148.4/sq mi (1,215.9/km2)
Demonym(s) Haltomite
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76111,[1] 76117–18,[2] 76137,[3] 76148,[4] 76180[5]
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-31928[6]
GNIS feature ID 1373985[7]
Website www.haltomcitytx.com

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.[8] 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 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.[9] Medical facilities inside Haltom City is the T&R Clinic in the south-side. Haltom is surrounded by major highways including, Highway 26, Highway 377, SH 121, (NE 28th St) SH 183 and Interstate 820.

Nearby shopping malls include the Northeast Mall located in Hurst, The Parks at Arlington in Arlington, and Hulen Mall in Fort Worth.

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).[10]

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.

Surrounding cities[edit]

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.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 5,760
1960 23,133 301.6%
1970 28,127 21.6%
1980 29,014 3.2%
1990 32,856 13.2%
2000 39,018 18.8%
2010 42,409 8.7%
Est. 2015 44,206 [12] 4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

As of the census[6] 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]

Local government[edit]

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.[14]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:[15]

City Department Director
City Manager Tom Muir
Deputy City Manager David Miller
City Secretary Art Camacho
Assistant City Manager/Operations Chuck Barnett
Fire Chief Steve Ross
Police Chief Keith Lane
Director of Finance Jennifer Fung
Director of Human Resources / Risk Management Toni Beckett
Director of Information Technology Tim Cool
Director of Library Services Lesly Smith
Director of Parks and Recreation None
Director of Planning Justin French
Director of Public Works Greg Van Nieuwenhuize
Municipal Judge Lorraine Irby
Alternative badge of the HCPD

Economy[edit]

Top employers[edit]

According to Haltom City’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[16] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Birdville ISD 3,088
2 Hillshire Brands 735
3 City of Haltom City 294
4 Medtronic Midas Rex 270
5 GST Manufacturing 260
6 Liberty Carton Company 175
7 Lewis & Lambert Metal 150
8 Nurse Assist 126
9 Falcon Steel Company 121
10 Blackmon Mooring 120

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 regional library of the city and is a well-known partner of the Fort Worth Public Library.[17][18]

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.[19]

Radio stations[edit]

KLIF-FM serving the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex is a Top 40 Mainstream radio station that has Haltom City's license[20] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.city-data.com/zips/76111.html
  2. ^ http://www.city-data.com/zips/76117.html
  3. ^ http://www.city-data.com/zips/76137.html
  4. ^ http://www.city-data.com/zips/76148.html
  5. ^ http://www.city-data.com/zips/76180.html
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Haltom City city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.tccd.edu/Campuses_and_Centers/Northeast_Campus/Haltom_City_Northeast_Center/index.html
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Haltom+City+&client=opera&channel=suggest&ie=UTF-8&ei=uC5oU42xMuW58gG2sICoCw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  14. ^ City of Haltom City 2013-14 CAFR Retrieved 2015-07-02
  15. ^ City of Haltom City FY2014-15 Budget Retrieved 2015-07-02
  16. ^ Haltom City CAFR
  17. ^ "Public Library." Haltom City Public Library. Retrieved on October 20, 2009.
  18. ^ http://fortworthtexas.gov/library/branches/
  19. ^ Smith, Diane. "TCC, Haltom City partner to open learning center." Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Sunday July 10, 2011. Retrieved on November 22, 2011.
  20. ^ http://www.radiolineup.com/stations/KLIF-FM

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