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Hurst, Texas

Coordinates: 32°50′8″N 97°10′49″W / 32.83556°N 97.18028°W / 32.83556; -97.18028
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Hurst, Texas
City of Hurst
The City Hall of Hurst, Texas.
The City Hall of Hurst, Texas.
Official seal of Hurst, Texas
Location of Hurst in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Hurst in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°50′8″N 97°10′49″W / 32.83556°N 97.18028°W / 32.83556; -97.18028
Country United States
State Texas
County Tarrant
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Henry Wilson
Gary Waldron
Jimmy Meeks
John Miller
Cathy Brotherton
Cindy Shepard
Jon McKenzie
 • City ManagerClay Caruthers
 • Total9.97 sq mi (25.83 km2)
 • Land9.96 sq mi (25.81 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
554 ft (169 m)
 • Total40,413
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,879.47/sq mi (1,497.88/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76053-54, 76180[2]
Area code(s)682, 817[3][4]
FIPS code48-35576[5]
GNIS feature ID1374183[6]

Hurst is a city in the U.S. state of Texas located in the densely populated portion of northeastern Tarrant County and is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. It is considered a Dallas and Fort Worth suburb and is part of the Mid-Cities region. It is 13 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. As of the 2020 census, it had a population of 40,413.[7]

The city of Hurst is surrounded by other communities including Bedford, Euless, Fort Worth, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Grapevine, and Colleyvile. Hurst's education system is sponsored and served by the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, while other school districts Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Birdville ISD serve the far north and far west portions.

Places of importance inside Hurst include the Tarrant County College campus that was built in 1961, the newly constructed Tarrant County Northeast Courthouse, the headquarters of Bell Helicopter (considered to be in the city limits of Fort Worth), The Hurst/Bell Station (opened in September 2000) that is jointly owned by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Trinity Railway Express. The city's premier shopping center, North East Mall that was ranked the #1 Shopping Mall in Tarrant County and is the third largest mall in the state of Texas.[8] The North East Mall opened in March 1972 (sources vary), is owned by the Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group. Hurst's only cinema complex, the North East Cinemark Rave 18 opened in 2004.

Respectively in 2012, Hurst was ranked at #48 as one of the Best Dallas Suburbs according to D Magazine.[9]


Historical population
2023 (est.)39,304−2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Hurst racial composition as of 2020[11]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 23,093 57.14%
Black or African American (NH) 3,996 9.89%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 178 0.44%
Asian (NH) 1,198 2.96%
Pacific Islander (NH) 235 0.58%
Some Other Race (NH) 116 0.29%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 1,817 4.5%
Hispanic or Latino 9,780 24.2%
Total 40,413

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 40,413 people, 14,340 households, and 9,556 families residing in the city.


Local government[edit]

Hurst runs on a city council – manager system. The city has a council of seven members, each serving 2-year terms. Three members are elected in odd years, four in even years.[14]

Place Council Member
1 Jimmy Meeks
2 John Miller
3 Henry Wilson, Mayor
4 Cathy Brotherton
5 Gary Waldron, Mayor Pro Tem
6 Jon McKenzie
7 Cindy Shepard

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

Department Director
City Manager Clay Caruthers
Assistant City Manager Malaika Marion Farmer
Assistant City Manager Clayton Fulton
Executive Director of Community Services Kyle Gordon
City Secretary Rita Frick
Fire Chief Brent Craft
Police Chief Steve Niekamp
Public Works and Engineering Greg Dickens
Executive Director of Economic Development Chris Connolly

The city of Hurst is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of which is to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and enable joint decisions.


Top employers[edit]

According to Hurst's 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report,[16] the principal employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. 3,800
2 North East Mall (aggregate not major employers listed) 1,706
3 Shops at North East Mall 800
4 Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District 640
5 Tarrant County College 575
6 Walmart 479
7 City of Hurst 412
8 Dillard's 338
9 Macy's 231
10 JC Penney 225


Most of Hurst is within the boundaries of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. HEB ISD's Lawrence D. Bell High School is the only high school in the city and serves more than 2,100 students.[17] Smaller portions of Hurst are within the boundaries of Birdville ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, and Keller ISD.

Sections in GCISD are zoned to:[18] Bransford Elementary School,[19] Colleyville Middle School,[20] and Grapevine High School.[21]

The Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College is located in Hurst, and has grown from 8,053 students in 1976–1977 to serve 13,198 students in 2016–2017.[22]

Arts and culture[edit]

The Artisan Center Theater is a community theater located in Hurst, built in 2003. It is a 150-seat theater in the round that hosts productions of musicals and plays, as well as offers performing arts classes and education to the community.[23]

Notable people[edit]



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  2. ^ "76180 Zip Code (North Richland Hills, Texas) Profile - homes, apartments, schools, population, income, averages, housing, demographics, location, statistics, sex offenders, residents and real estate info". www.city-data.com. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "Area Code Lookup (NPA NXX)". www.area-codes.com. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
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  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
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  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  12. ^ https://www.census.gov/ [not specific enough to verify]
  13. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  14. ^ Hurst Mayor and City Council Retrieved 2014-05-28
  15. ^ City of Hurst Website Archived March 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2010-10-29
  16. ^ City of Hurst Annual Comprehensive Financial Report Retrieved 2022-07-11
  17. ^ "2015-16 Texas Academic Performance Report: BELL H S". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  18. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Tarrant County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 2, 2021. - Compare with the zone maps.
  19. ^ "Elementary School Boundaries" (PDF). Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021. - Linked from this page Archived September 2, 2021, at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ "Middle School Boundaries" (PDF). Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. Retrieved September 2, 2021. - Linked from this page Archived September 2, 2021, at the Wayback Machine
  21. ^ "High School Boundaries" (PDF). Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 12, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021. - Linked from this page Archived September 2, 2021, at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ "Statistical Handbook Fall 2016" (PDF). Tarrant County College Office of Institutional Intelligence and Research. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  23. ^ "Artisan Center Theater | Theatres | Live Theatre League of Tarrant County, Texas". May 9, 2009. Archived from the original on May 9, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  24. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7326511/ IMDb. Retrieved 12 July 2021. [user-generated source]
  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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