White Settlement, Texas
White Settlement, Texas
|City of White Settlement|
|Coordinates: 32°45′33″N 97°27′38″W / 32.75917°N 97.46056°W|
|• City Council||Mayor Amber Munoz |
|• City Manager||Jeff James|
|• Total||5.04 sq mi (13.05 km2)|
|• Land||5.04 sq mi (13.05 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||666 ft (203 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3,543.97/sq mi (1,368.36/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||817 and 682|
|GNIS feature ID||1349989|
White Settlement is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States, and a northwestern suburb of Fort Worth. The population was 17,851 in 2019.
The city got its name because it was the lone settlement of white colonists amid several Native American villages in the Fort Worth area in the Texas Republic territory in the 1840s.
On October 14, 2005, city leaders, citing hurdles in attracting businesses, announced a plan to have local voters decide on a possible name change for the town from White Settlement to West Settlement. In the November 8 election, the name change was overwhelmingly rejected by a vote of 2,388 to 219.
The oldest street in White Settlement is White Settlement Road. This original trail led from the fort to the "white settlement" about eight miles west into Native American territory. As the Native Americans were forced from the area and the settlement moved westward, the road followed. This was the only public road in White Settlement's early history.
Two members of the city's West Freeway Church of Christ were killed by a gunman on December 29, 2019, during a morning service. The shooter was in turn killed by a church member.
Most recent White Settlement mayor Ronald White died in office on January 17, 2023. City councilwoman Amber is now Mayor Pro tempore, and a special election will be held on May 6, 2023 to fill the office for the remainder of White's term.
White Settlement is located at 32°45′33″N 97°27′38″W / 32.75917°N 97.46056°W (32.759280, –97.460442).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.1 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (NH)||1,290||7.06%|
|Native American or Alaska Native (NH)||112||0.61%|
|Pacific Islander (NH)||68||0.37%|
|Some Other Race (NH)||65||0.36%|
|Hispanic or Latino||5,941||32.52%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 18,269 people, 6,290 households, and 4,010 families residing in the city.
57.3% of the people in White Settlement are religious. 19.3% are Baptist, 0.3% are Episcopalian, 11.7% are Catholic, 0.9% are Lutheran, 6.4% are Methodist, 1.7% are Pentecostal, 0.7% are Presbyterian, 1.3% are Latter Day Saint, 12.0% are another Christian faith, 2.3% are Muslim, 0.2% practice Judaism, and 0.5% are an eastern faith.
White Settlement is also the winter home of several groups of Irish Travellers.
The majority of White Settlement residents identify as Protestant Christians; however, there is also a Mormon church as well as a Buddhist temple within the city limits.
The Texas Civil War Museum is located in White Settlement.
Government and infrastructure
The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth has some territory in White Settlement. The United States Postal Service operates the White Settlement Post Office. The city is under the jurisdiction of Tarrant County and operates as a Council-Manager government type.
The City of White Settlement is served by the White Settlement Independent School District. In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.
The White Settlement Public Library is located in the Municipal Complex.
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