Azle, Texas

Parker County Tarrant County

48-05168

Azle is a city in Parker County and Tarrant Counties in the U.S. state of Texas in the United States and is part of the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex.

Geography

The city is located in the central northeast Texas near Highways 20, 30, 35 and 820, is located in the north about 90 miles from Oklahoma and has a total area of 21.3 km ², of which 0.1 km ² water surface. The distance to Fort Worth in the southeast is about 30 km away and the Dallas located in the east about 90 km.

History

The first record of white settlement dates back to 1846, when a physician named James Azle Steward took over the cabin of a Dutchman named Rumsfeldt. Other settlers followed and settled along existing rivers here Ash Creek, Silver Creek and Walnut Creek. 1881 opened the first post office and the settlement was named the postmaster O'Bar. Shortly thereafter, but was renamed in Azle, in honor of the first physician here.

Main source of income at that time were the sale of agricultural products and cotton. In the 20th century the production of dairy produce was sold mainly on the markets in Fort Worth and in 1920 lived 150 inhabitants. Around 1930, the Trinity River was dammed and supplied the city in the late 30s with electricity. In consequence, and by the construction of the highway between Azle and Fort Worth, the population began to grow, rising from 1940 to 1960 from 800 to 2696 inhabitants. In 1980, there were already 5822 inhabitants.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 9,600 people in 3,716 households and 2,701 families. The population density was 452.0 inhabitants per km ². Ethnically, the population itself is composed of 95.90 % White, 0.22 % African American, 0.66 % Native American, 0.51 % Asian, 0.02 % Pacific Islander residents from the and 1.41 % from other ethnic groups. Approximately 1.29% are descended from two or more races and 4.20 % of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 3,716 households, 35.3 % had children under the age of 18 living with them. 57.5 % were married couples living together. 11.2% were single mothers and 27.3 % were non-families. 24.0 % of all households were single-person households, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size is 3.00.

26.3% of the population were under 18 years old, 7.8 % from 18 to 24, 29.3% 25-44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.8 % who were 65 years or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females of all ages were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, 88.1 males.

The median income for a household was $ 43,304, and the median income for a family $ 51,660. Males have a median income of $ 37,522 versus $ 26,998 for females. The per capita income was $ 20,817. 9.1% of the population and 6.9 % of families are below the poverty line. Of which 11.0 % have children under the age of 18 and 13.3 % of those 65 or older.

Crime

The crime rate has an index of 255.7 points. (Compare U.S. national average: 329.7 points) 2003, there were 0 murders, rapes 4, 4 robberies, 24 assaults on persons, 65 burglaries, 274 thefts and 18 car thefts.

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