Kennedale, Texas

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Kennedale, Texas
Location of Kennedale in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Kennedale in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°39′0″N 97°13′5″W / 32.65000°N 97.21806°W / 32.65000; -97.21806Coordinates: 32°39′0″N 97°13′5″W / 32.65000°N 97.21806°W / 32.65000; -97.21806
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Tarrant
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Brian Johnson
Rockie Gilley
Liz Carrington
Sandra Lee
Kelly Turner
Jan Joplin
 • City Manager George Campbell
 • Total 17.1 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
 • Land 17.1 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
 • Water 0.0 km2 (0.0 sq mi)
Elevation 192 m (630 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,763
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76060, 76140
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-38896[1]
GNIS feature ID 1339035[2]

Kennedale is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,763 at the 2010 census.[3]


Kennedale is located at 32°39′00″N 97°13′05″W / 32.650070°N 97.218095°W / 32.650070; -97.218095 (32.650070, -97.218095).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.1 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.19%, is water.[5]


Settled in the 1860s, the community was named for Oliver S. Kennedy, who platted the area and donated every other lot to the Southern Pacific Railroad.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20167,840[6]15.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Southbound on North Little School Road between August Run & Shady Creek Drive

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,850 people, 2,141 households, and 1,616 families residing in the city. The population density was 968.5 people per square mile (374.0/km2). There were 2,241 housing units at an average density of 371.0 per square mile (143.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.51% White, 3.45% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 4.29% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.91% of the population.

There were 2,141 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,091, and the median income for a family was $53,901. Males had a median income of $43,182 versus $25,508 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,323. About 4.9% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.


Kennedale is served by the Kennedale Independent School District.

Trinity Valley Baptist Seminary and College, an Independent Baptist institution of higher learning, was established in Kennedale in 1960.[8]


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


Top employers[edit]

According to Kennedale’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[10] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Fort Worth Tower 480
2 Kennedale ISD 411
3 Speed Fab Crete 128
4 ARK Contracting Services 115
5 Harrison Jet Guns 92
6 Hawk Steel 92
7 Mike Conkle’s Custom Cabinets 85
8 City of Kennedale 78
9 Excel Polymers 76
10 Goss International 64


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