Hurst, Texas

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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; -97.18028Coordinates: 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
Cathy Thompson
David Booe
Larry Kitchens
Bill McLendon
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)
 • Total37,337
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,879.47/sq mi (1,497.88/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
76053-54, 76180[3]
Area code(s)682, 817[4][5]
FIPS code48-35576[6]
GNIS feature ID1374183[7]

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 2010 census, it had a population of 37,337.[8]

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 centre, North East Mall that was ranked the #1 Shopping Mall in Tarrant County and is the third largest mall in the state of Texas.[9] 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.[10]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)38,655[2]3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[6] of 2011, there were 37,337 people, 14,652 households, and 10,261 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,662.6 people per square mile (1,414.7/km2). There were 15,761 housing units at an average density of 1,487.2 per square mile (574.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 63.7% White, 5.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 7.20% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.1% of the population.

There were 14,652 households, out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,369, and the median income for a family was $57,955. Males had a median income of $40,734 versus $29,551 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,247. About 4.5% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.


Places in Hurst include North East Mall, an upscale mall owned by Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, Rave Motion Pictures, which is the major attraction of the city, and Chisholm Park.

The city features two city run water parks, an athletic center, and a wide variety of restaurants.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


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.[12]

Place Council Member
1 David Booe, Mayor Pro Tem
2 Larry Kitchens
3 Henry Wilson, Mayor
4 Cathy Thompson
5 Bill McLendon
6 Jon McKenzie
7 Cindy Shepard

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:[13]

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 David Palla
Police Chief Steve Niekamp
Public Works and Engineering Greg Dickens
Managing Director of Finance and Accounting Paul Brown

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 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[14] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. 3,550
2 North East Mall (aggregate not major employers listed) 1,800
3 Shops at North East Mall 790
4 Tarrant County College 500
5 Walmart 450
6 City of Hurst 379
7 Dillard's 375
8 Macy's 220
9 JC Penney 190
10 Target 175


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.[15] Smaller portions of Hurst are within the boundaries of Birdville ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, and Keller ISD.

The Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College is located in Hurst, and has grown from 8,053 students in 1976-77 to serve 13,198 students in 2016-2017.[16]

Notable people[edit]



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  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
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  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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): Hurst city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  9. ^ "Hurst Economic Development". Hurst Economic Development. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ Hurst Mayor and City Council Retrieved 2014-05-28
  13. ^ City of Hurst Website Retrieved 2010-10-29
  14. ^ City of Hurst CAFR Retrieved 2015-07-08
  15. ^ "2015-16 Texas Academic Performance Report: BELL H S". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Statistical Handbook Fall 2016" (PDF). Tarrant County College Office of Institutional Intelligence and Research. Retrieved 14 December 2016.

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