Justin, Texas

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Justin, Texas
Justin, Texas.jpg
Motto: 
Everything a hometown should be
Location of Justin in Denton County, Texas
Location of Justin in Denton County, Texas
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyDenton
Area
 • Total3.27 sq mi (8.48 km2)
 • Land3.27 sq mi (8.47 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
643 ft (196 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,409
 • Density1,308.56/sq mi (505.23/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76247
Area code940
FIPS code48-38332[2]
GNIS feature ID1338936[3]
Websitecityofjustin.com

Justin is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,409 in 2020.[4] It is also an outer ring suburb of Fort Worth.

History[edit]

In 1848, approximately 70 followers of the French utopian socialist Étienne Cabet arrived in what is now Justin to found an Icarian community. The attempt failed.[5]

Contrary to popular belief, the town is not named after or related to the Justin Boot Company. In January 1887 the community petitioned postal authorities for a post office to be named Justin, in honor of Justin Sherman, a chief engineer with the Santa Fe Railroad.[6]

Justin once was a center of salvage companies, which buy property involved in fires and tornadoes and sell it for discounted prices. In the late 1970s Western wear became very popular, and the Wallace family's salvage operations began to focus on Western wear. The other two major salvage businesses closed, and the salvage industry disappeared.[7]

The Texas Motor Speedway had a Justin mailing address until July 9, 2005. Because it is physically located in the city of Fort Worth, Justin had the opportunity to purchase the Texas Motor Speedway but at the time they did not have enough money to run and provide maintenance to the speedway, the United States Postal Service changed the mailing address to Fort Worth, Texas.[citation needed]

WFAA-TV, Channel 8, has operated a 750 kilowatt Doppler weather radar out of Justin since January 25, 1995.

One of the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, Yaser Abdel Said, was captured in Justin on August 26, 2020.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all of it land. Some areas along FM 156 and Hwy 114 use the Justin ZIP code (76247) even though the land is within the city of Fort Worth.

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Justin has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950496
196062225.4%
197074119.1%
198092024.2%
19901,23434.1%
20001,89153.2%
20103,24671.7%
20204,40935.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Justin racial composition as of 2020[4]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 3,390 76.89%
Black or African American (NH) 125 2.84%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 21 0.48%
Asian (NH) 41 0.93%
Pacific Islander (NH) 2 0.05%
Other Race (NH) 15 0.34%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 221 5.01%
Hispanic or Latino 594 13.47%
Total 4,409

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,409 people, 1,610 households, and 1,129 families residing in the city.[4]

Education[edit]

Justin is within the Northwest Independent School District.[13] Residents are zoned to Justin Elementary School,[14] Gene Pike Middle School,[15] and Northwest High School.[16][17]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b c "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  5. ^ ""Etienne Cabet" in The Handbook of Texas Online". Tshaonline.org. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  6. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". cityofjustin.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  7. ^ Carlisle, Candace. "Small towns disappearing across North Texas prairie Archived 2008-02-19 at the Wayback Machine." Denton Record-Chronicle. Friday February 15, 2008. Retrieved on July 26, 2010.
  8. ^ "Texas father, one of FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives, arrested for daughters' 2008 "honor killing"". CBS News. August 27, 2020. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  9. ^ "Climate Summary for Justin, Texas". Weatherbase.com. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  12. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  13. ^ "District Map[permanent dead link]." Northwest Independent School District. Retrieved on July 26, 2010.
  14. ^ "Elementary Boundaries[permanent dead link]." Northwest Independent School District. Retrieved on July 26, 2010.
  15. ^ "Middle Boundaries 2010-2011[permanent dead link]." Northwest Independent School District. Retrieved on July 26, 2010.
  16. ^ "High Boundaries[permanent dead link]." Northwest Independent School District. Retrieved on July 26, 2010.
  17. ^ "2010 Street and Road Guide w/Index[permanent dead link]." Northwest Independent School District. Retrieved on July 26, 2010.
  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.[11][12]

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