Southlake, Texas

Coordinates: 32°56′48″N 97°8′43″W / 32.94667°N 97.14528°W / 32.94667; -97.14528
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Southlake, Texas
The city courthouse
Southlake City Hall, Southlake Town Square
Location of Southlake in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Southlake in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°56′48″N 97°8′43″W / 32.94667°N 97.14528°W / 32.94667; -97.14528
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
CountiesTarrant, Denton
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorMayor John Huffman [1]
 • City Council
Council members
 • Texas House of Representatives
 • Texas Senate
 • U.S. House of Representatives
 • Total22.43 sq mi (58.08 km2)
 • Land21.83 sq mi (56.55 km2)
 • Water0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)  2.45%
Elevation663 ft (202 m)
 • Total32,376
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,482.89/sq mi (572.56/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)682,817, 214,469,972
FIPS code48-69032[8]
GNIS feature ID2411945[5]

Southlake is a city located predominantly in Tarrant County with minor areas extending into Denton County[9] in the U.S. state of Texas. Southlake is a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth. As of the 2019 census estimate it had a population of 32,376.[10]


The Southlake area was settled in the 1840s, but was not incorporated as Southlake until 1956, four years after the construction of Grapevine Lake was completed.[11] Before incorporation, the settlements of Whites Chapel, Dove, Union Church and Jellico made up present day Southlake. The area remained rural until the completion of the DFW International Airport in the 1970s. Due to the close proximity to the airport, Southlake became a boomburb throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.


Southlake is located at 32°56′48″N 97°8′43″W / 32.94667°N 97.14528°W / 32.94667; -97.14528 (32.946678, −97.145230).[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.5 square miles (58 km2), of which, 21.9 square miles (57 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (2.45%) is water.

It is in proximity to Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport.[13]


Historical population
2021 (est.)31,105[7]−0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

2020 census[edit]

Southlake racial composition[15]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 21,512 68.81%
Black or African American (NH) 751 2.4%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 56 0.18%
Asian (NH) 4,815 15.4%
Pacific Islander (NH) 10 0.03%
Some Other Race (NH) 152 0.49%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 1,582 5.06%
Hispanic or Latino 2,387 7.63%
Total 31,265

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 31,265 people, 9,323 households, and 8,398 families residing in the city.


As of 2019,[18] there was 32,376 people, 9,192 households, and over 5,958 families residing in the city. The population density was 983.0 people per square mile (379.6/km2). There are 6,614 housing units at an average density of 302.1 per square mile (116.7/km2). The ethnic composition of the population of Southlake is composed of 25,554 White residents (78.9%), 5,148 Asian residents (15.9%), 2,072 Hispanic residents (6.4%), 550 Black residents (1.7%), and 809 from two or more races. There were 6,414 households, out of which 60.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 88.0% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a single householder with no spouse present, and 7.1% were non-families. 5.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.48. The average listing price for homes for sale in Southlake was $883,109 for the week ending Jan 8.[19] 3,997 of the 6,602 occupied houses have nine or more rooms. 4,660 of the occupied houses have four or more bedrooms. 3,342 of the 6,602 occupied houses have two cars. 2,348 of these houses have three or more cars.

In the city, 37.1% of the population was under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

According to a 2019 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was in excess of $240,248, higher than any other city in the DFW Metroplex, and the median income for a family was $176,259. The mean household income for Southlake is $216,393.[20] Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $46,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $47,597. As of 2010, 43% of homes had an income of more than $200,000.[21] About 1.3% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.


Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Southlake in the Solana business park. Industrial businesses include gasoline storage and distribution and concrete works on the east side of town off Highway 114 near DFW Airport.

Southlake is well known for its Southlake Town Square project, a shopping center located on State Highway 114 and Southlake Boulevard. A plan was approved in March 2005 that allowed the Town Square's area to be doubled. The new additions to Town Square were completed in the summer of 2006, making it one of the most popular shopping centers in the Metroplex.

Top employers[edit]

According to Southlake's 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report,[22] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Sabre Holdings 2,550
2 TD Ameritrade 2,230
3 Carroll ISD 1,176
4 Verizon Wireless 685
5 Keller Williams 650
6 Gateway Church 600


Incorporated in 1956, the City of Southlake's home rule charter was approved by voters on April 4, 1987, operating under a Council-Manager form of government. Services provided by the City under general governmental functions include public events, public safety, planning and development, engineering, street maintenance, parks operation and maintenance, recreation, library services, and general administrative services. According to the city's 2013–2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city's various funds had $104.2 million in revenues, $79.6 million in expenditures, $678.6 million in total assets, $182.1 million in total liabilities, and $108.8 million in cash and investments.[23]


The vast majority of Southlake is in the Carroll Independent School District. This school district contains the following schools:


  • Carroll Elementary School
  • Old Union Elementary School
  • Rockenbaugh Elementary School
  • Walnut Grove Elementary School
  • Johnson Elementary School[24]


  • Eubanks Intermediate School
  • Durham Intermediate School[24]


  • Dawson Middle School
  • Carroll Middle School[24]

High schools:

All Carroll ISD schools share the logo and mascot of the dragon. The school district is currently ranked by the Texas Education Agency as the largest all exemplary school district in the state.[citation needed]

The Denton County portions of the city are in the Northwest Independent School District, while the extreme western portions are in the Keller Independent School District, and extreme eastern portions are in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. As of the 2013–2014 school year, any residents of the city of Southlake that lives outside of the Carroll ISD boundaries are allowed to attend a Carroll ISD school, if they apply through the school district. All of the district's schools are listed as "Exemplary" by Texas Education Association standards.

Sections in GCISD are zoned to:[25] Cannon Elementary School,[26] Grapevine Middle School,[27] and Grapevine High School.[28]

A number of private schools are also located in Southlake, among them:


There is no bus or other public transport within city limits. The nearest train station is Grapevine-Main Street station at around 4 mi (6.4 km) distance from the town center.



Notable people[edit]

Sister Cities[edit]

Southlake Sister Cities is a non-profit organization belonging to Sister Cities International and maintains a relationship with 2 sister cities: Tome, Japan and Wuzhong, China. These relationships consist of student exchange programs as well as adult delegations between the cities.[29]


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  2. ^ Staff (2017). "Contacting Elected Officials". Southlake Government. City of Southlake. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Staff (2012). "Districts By City". Who Represents Me?. Texas House of Representatives. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  5. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Southlake, Texas
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  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
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  20. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 17, 2014. Retrieved December 28, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Southlake, TX".
  22. ^ City of Southlake ACFR Retrieved February 16, 2023
  23. ^ City of Southlake 2013–14 CAFR Retrieved June 30, 2015
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  25. ^ "2020 CENSUS – SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Tarrant County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 2, 2021. – Compare with the zone maps.
  26. ^ "Elementary School Boundaries" (PDF). Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. Retrieved September 2, 2021.Linked from this page
  27. ^ "Middle School Boundaries" (PDF). Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. Retrieved September 2, 2021.Linked from this page
  28. ^ "High School Boundaries" (PDF). Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. Retrieved September 2, 2021.Linked from this page
  29. ^ "Southlake Sister Cities | Fostering Global Understanding Friendship & Communication". Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  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.[16][17]

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