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
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Hollis Matthews
Gary Mitchell
Kenneth Michels
James Connor
Jan Joplin
 • City ManagerDarrell Hull
Area
 • Total6.62 sq mi (17.15 km2)
 • Land6.61 sq mi (17.12 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
630 ft (192 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total6,763
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
8,645
 • Density1,308.06/sq mi (505.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76060, 76140
Area code(s)817
FIPS code48-38896[3]
GNIS feature ID1339035[4]
Websitewww.cityofkennedale.com

Kennedale is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The city had a population of 8,543 as of 2018.[5]

Geography[edit]

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).[6]

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.[7]

History[edit]

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. Linda Rhodes is the first female Mayor.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19501,046
19601,52145.4%
19703,076102.2%
19802,594−15.7%
19904,09657.9%
20005,85042.8%
20106,76315.6%
2019 (est.)8,645[2]27.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Welcome sign to the City of Kennedale

2020 census[edit]

Kennedale racial composition[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 4,817 56.56%
Black or African American (NH) 1,186 13.93%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 47 0.55%
Asian (NH) 388 4.56%
Pacific Islander (NH) 3 0.04%
Some Other Race (NH) 22 0.26%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 444 5.21%
Hispanic or Latino 1,610 18.9%
Total 8,517

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 8,517 people, 2,988 households, and 2,287 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] 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.

Education[edit]

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.[12]

Kennedale ISD has two elementary schools, one junior high, and one high school.

Climate[edit]

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.[13]

Economy[edit]

Top employers[edit]

According to Kennedale's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[14] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Kennedale ISD 412
2 ARK Contracting Services 155
3 Speed Fab Crete 76
4 City of Kennedale 70
5 Hawk Steel 62
6 Harrison Jet Guns 50
US Galvanizing LP 50
RE Watson & Associates 50
9 Mike Conkle's Custom Cabinets 48
10 Redi-Mix LP 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Kennedale city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Kennedale city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  10. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  12. ^ Trinity Valley Baptist Seminary, Kennedale, Texas, . . . . Independent, Fundamental, KJV only
  13. ^ Climate Summary for Kennedale, Texas
  14. ^ City of Kennedale CAFR Retrieved 2022-01-23
  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.[10][11]

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