Talty, Texas

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Talty, Texas
Location of Talty in Kaufman County, Texas
Location of Talty in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°41′31″N 96°23′52″W / 32.69194°N 96.39778°W / 32.69194; -96.39778Coordinates: 32°41′31″N 96°23′52″W / 32.69194°N 96.39778°W / 32.69194; -96.39778
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.73 sq mi (7.07 km2)
 • Land2.73 sq mi (7.07 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
440 ft (134 m)
 • Total1,535
 • Estimate 
 • Density897/sq mi (346.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-71756[1]
GNIS feature ID1379137[2]

Talty is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,535 at the 2010 census,[3] and in 2017 the estimated population was 2,450.[4]

Incorporated on May 1, 1999, as the Town of Talty, the name was formally changed to City of Talty in 2015.[5]

Don Willett, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and former Texas Supreme Court Justice, is from Talty.


Talty is located in northwestern Kaufman County at 32°41′31″N 96°23′52″W / 32.69194°N 96.39778°W / 32.69194; -96.39778 (32.692066, -96.397845).[6] Interstate 20 passes through the town, with access from Exit 493. I-20 leads east 7 miles (11 km) to Terrell and west 13 miles (21 km) to Interstate 635 southeast of Dallas. Downtown Dallas is 26 miles (42 km) west of Talty.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Talty has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km2), all of it land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20172,450[4]59.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,028 people, 311 households, and 293 families residing in the town. The population density was 344.3 people per square mile (132.7/km²). There were 338 housing units at an average density of 113.2 per square mile (43.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.40% White, 5.74% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 2.72% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.59% of the population.

There were 311 households out of which 55.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 86.8% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.5% were non-families. 4.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.31 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the town the population was spread out with 34.7% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 37.6% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 2.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $92,695, and the median income for a family was $95,357. Males had a median income of $59,667 versus $33,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $49,567. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.


Talty is served by Forney Independent School District.

Almost all of Talty is zoned to Henderson Elementary School (in unincorporated Kaufman County), while a very small portion is zoned to Claybon Elementary School (Forney).[8]

Warren Middle School (in unincorporated Kaufman County), and Forney High School (Forney) serve all Talty residents.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Talty town, Texas". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (PEPANNRES): Texas Incorporated Places". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Texas. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ [1]

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