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Tarrant County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 1,945,360 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 1,446,219 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 309,193
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 99,631
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 324,754
Renter-occupied apartments: 248,310 (it was 209,110 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

36%

Land area: 863 sq. mi.

Water area: 34.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 2253 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tarrant County: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.3%), Educational, health and social services (13.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Tarrant County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (51.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (26.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (14.5%)
  • Asian alone (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 954,095  (49.0%)
Females: 991,265  (51.0%)

Tarrant County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Tarrant County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,895 ($46,179 in 1999)

This county:

$56895
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $726 (lower quartile is $583, upper quartile is $946)
This county:

$726
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $138,800 (it was $88,600 in 2000)
Tarrant:

$138,800
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,900 - $209,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $186,653
Here:

$186,653
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $141,457
Here:

$141,457
State:

$180,420

In 2-unit structures: $95,769
Here:

$95,769
State:

$130,111

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,059
Here:

$96,059
State:

$130,946

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,066
Here:

$142,066
State:

$183,324

Mobile homes: $224,467
Here:

$224,467
State:

$60,009

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $126,000
Here:

$126,000
State:

$67,181
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,434
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $504

Institutionalized population: 12,393

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 15
  • Assaults: 79
  • Burglaries: 470
  • Thefts: 960
  • Auto thefts: 141

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 38
  • Robberies: 24
  • Assaults: 89
  • Burglaries: 535
  • Thefts: 956
  • Auto thefts: 80
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Health of residents in Tarrant County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
72.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
74.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
66.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.
30.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 9505 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2001: 11210 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2002: 12189 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2003: 12462 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2004: 14705 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2005: 16121 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2006: 13507 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2007: 8590 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2008: 5880 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2009: 4465 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2010: 4203 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2011: 3837 buildings, average cost: $203,700
  • 2012: 4640 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2013: 5476 buildings, average cost: $216,400
  • 2014: 5280 buildings, average cost: $233,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,535 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,184 (2.0%)

Tarrant County household income distribution in 2009 Tarrant County home values distribution Tarrant County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.3%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.0% for Black residents, 23.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.8% for American Indian residents, 24.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.3%
Tarrant County:

15.3%
Texas:

17.5%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.0% for Black residents, 23.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.2% for American Indian residents, 22.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Fort Worth-Arlington, TX HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tarrant County is $589 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $725 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $983 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fort Worth, Northeast Tarrant, Arlington, North Richland Hills, Bedford, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Mansfield.

Tarrant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Tarrant County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.260 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable location: Gravel Slough (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Tarrant County include: Sand Branch Church (A), Fellowship Holiness Church (B), Wayside Missionary Baptist Church (C), Wayside Church (D), Mount Zion Baptist Church (E), Cottonwood Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Carver Memorial Park (1), Pruitt Cemetery (2), Cottonwood Cemetery (3), Sand Branch Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Soil Conservation Service Site 4 Reservoir (A), Soil Conservation Service Site 10 Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tenmile Creek (A), South Mesquite Creek (B), Gravel Slough (C), Hickory Creek (D), Cottonwood Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Imperial County, California , Crawford County, Georgia , Dallas County , Sumter County, Alabama , Hunt County , Johnson County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 78,661
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 183,223 (31% naturalized citizens)

Tarrant County:

12.7%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 59,659
  • 1990 to 1994: 35,301
  • 1985 to 1989: 25,023
  • 1980 to 1984: 24,562
  • 1975 to 1979: 17,632
  • 1970 to 1974: 8,883
  • 1970 to 1974: 4,680
  • 1965 to 1969: 7,483

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.0%

Tarrant County marital status for males Tarrant County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 363,494
  • One, attached: 18,059
  • Two: 12,106
  • 3 or 4: 25,227
  • 5 to 9: 39,231
  • 10 to 19: 34,832
  • 20 or more: 58,236
  • Mobile homes: 14,065
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 580

Housing units in Tarrant County with a mortgage: 221,709 (12,388 second mortgage, 10,817 home equity loan, 249 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 79,121

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tarrant County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant544,6701,272
Catholic200,64533
Mainline Protestant141,938158
Other75,335122
Black Protestant33,665103
Orthodox2,5967
None810,185-
Tarrant County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 212
Tarrant County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 25
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 194
This county:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 609
Tarrant County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 970
This county:

5.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Tarrant County:

8.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Tarrant County:

26.1%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Tarrant County:

Average size of farms: 141 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,701
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $900.53
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.06%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.28%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,240
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,019
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.91
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.49%
Corn for grain: 143 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4676 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 338 acres

Tornado activity:

Tarrant County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 1033532.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 14 fatalities and 406 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/2/1957, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 10 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tarrant County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 204.1 miles away from Tarrant County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 398.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.5 miles away from Tarrant County center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 139.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • TexasHurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 7, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3294): September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 7, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3290): August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasWildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 1, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3284): March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasHurricane Dean, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 5, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3277): August 18, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3277, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 3, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1709): June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TexasKennedale Fire, Incident Period: December 27, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: December 28, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2593, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasExtreme Wildfire Threat, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to May 14, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1624): January 11, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1624, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1606): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3261): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3216): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Tarrant County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (57%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • India (3%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Laos (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Tarrant County (%):

  • United States or American (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Tarrant County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 571,768 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 91,675 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,519 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 51 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 129 (0%)
  • Railroad: 132 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 22 (0%)
  • Taxi: 466 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 902 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,107 (0%)
  • Walked: 9,624 (1%)
  • Other means: 5,170 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 18,470 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Tarrant County, Texas in 2000:

  • 7,265 people in nursing homes
  • 3,984 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,758 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3,105 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 1,790 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 749 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 456 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 384 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 271 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 250 people in halfway houses
  • 245 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 133 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 116 people in other group homes
  • 85 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 64 people in religious group quarters
  • 51 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 49 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 46 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 44 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 44 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 42 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 39 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 21 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Tarrant County, Texas in 2010:

  • 6,292 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5,426 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,247 people in federal prisons
  • 1,750 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,087 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 669 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 549 people in state prisons
  • 510 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 308 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 292 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 202 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 95 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 83 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 55 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 44 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,233.

6.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($449 average AGI)
Tarrant County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

4.01% relocated from other counties in Texas ($24,710 average AGI)
2.49% relocated from other states ($19,223 average AGI)
Tarrant County:

2.49%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dallas County, TX  1.41% ($38,236 average AGI)
from Denton County, TX  0.43% ($44,939)
from Johnson County, TX  0.27% ($37,095)
from Parker County, TX  0.20% ($40,023)
from Collin County, TX  0.17% ($48,254)
from Harris County, TX  0.16% ($53,940)
from Travis County, TX  0.08% ($46,734)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($591 average AGI)
Tarrant County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.10%

4.02% relocated to other counties in Texas ($27,927 average AGI)
1.95% relocated to other states ($15,789 average AGI)
Tarrant County:

1.95%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  1.37% ($36,856 average AGI)
to Denton County, TX  0.49% ($50,595)
to Johnson County, TX  0.26% ($39,560)
to Parker County, TX  0.21% ($51,790)
to Collin County, TX  0.19% ($48,405)
to Harris County, TX  0.17% ($42,828)
to Travis County, TX  0.11% ($44,277)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.6

Births per 1000 population in Tarrant County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Tarrant County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Tarrant County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tarrant County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tarrant County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 163,532 (138,038 aged, 25,494 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 108,194 (21%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Tarrant County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (10247)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (10096)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (9596)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (7190)
  • Unspecified dementia (6793)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (5270)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (4840)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (4508)
  • Congestive heart failure (3327)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2810)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.13
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10051.84
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 204.330
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34426.3

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1733.070
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 625.620
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40.51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87.57

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.32
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 6350.527

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 57.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.4
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.3
  • Suffocation - 2.9
  • Other - 12.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.9
  • Suffocation - 23.6
  • Poisoning - 14.4
  • Other - 5.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,788,400
  • In family households: 1,536,808 (312,748 male householders, 142,285 female householders)
    329,737 spouses, 579,348 children (536,537 natural, 11,643 adopted, 31,168 stepchildren), 46,562 grandchildren, 22,396 brothers or sisters, 18,327 parents, 30,603 other relatives, 40,309 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 251,592 (98,137 male householders (75,854 living alone)), 103,964 female householders (87,705 living alone)), 49,491 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 20,634 (12,393 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 163,909 2-persons, 107,256 3-persons, 96,698 4-persons, 50,605 5-persons, 21,398 6-persons, 15,167 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 163,559 1-person, 31,559 2-persons, 4,446 3-persons, 1,741 4-persons, 497 5-persons, 185 6-persons, 114 7-or-more-persons.

275,554 married couples with children.
88,485 single-parent households (18,988 men, 69,497 women).

78.1% of residents of Tarrant County speak English at home.
16.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $15,410,163,000 ($9704 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,818,410,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,632,629,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,209,192,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $20,942,000
Federal grants: $794,369,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,765,274,000 ($9,355,850,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $987,756,000 ($136,681,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,090,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,098,762,000
Federal Government insurance: $928,219,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 140,898
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 50,281
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +49,852
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +35,707
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Tarrant County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 177.51 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 14,197
  • 2000 to 2004: 168,648
  • 1990 to 1999: 115,657
  • 1980 to 1989: 148,464
  • 1970 to 1979: 107,288
  • 1960 to 1969: 68,919
  • 1950 to 1959: 61,715
  • 1940 to 1949: 23,863
  • 1939 or earlier: 21,918
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tarrant County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 453
  • 2 rooms: 3,212
  • 3 rooms: 13,941
  • 4 rooms: 21,009
  • 5 rooms: 77,551
  • 6 rooms: 84,371
  • 7 rooms: 53,915
  • 8 rooms: 34,805
  • 9+ rooms: 35,497
  • 1 room: 12,392
  • 2 rooms: 28,400
  • 3 rooms: 48,146
  • 4 rooms: 55,751
  • 5 rooms: 39,987
  • 6 rooms: 15,929
  • 7 rooms: 5,504
  • 8 rooms: 2,039
  • 9+ rooms: 962
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tarrant County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2,852
  • 1 bedroom: 9,463
  • 2 bedrooms: 47,614
  • 3 bedrooms: 183,215
  • 4 bedrooms: 71,188
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10,422
  • no bedroom: 14,834
  • 1 bedroom: 79,252
  • 2 bedrooms: 75,095
  • 3 bedrooms: 35,076
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,404
  • 5+ bedrooms: 449
Cars and other vehicles available in Tarrant County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 8,501
  • 1 vehicle: 79,309
  • 2 vehicles: 165,037
  • 3 vehicles: 54,233
  • 4 vehicles: 13,788
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,886
  • no vehicle: 21,470
  • 1 vehicle: 110,413
  • 2 vehicles: 64,160
  • 3 vehicles: 10,347
  • 4 vehicles: 1,977
  • 5+ vehicles: 743

47% of Tarrant County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Texas.

Tarrant County:

46.8%
State average:

51.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 822742
  • Northeast: 53342
  • Midwest: 132769
  • South: 154962
  • West: 83163

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $88,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tarrant County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (50.6%)
  • Electricity (47.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Electricity (78.0%)
  • Utility gas (20.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16,171
Here:

8.7%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,516
Here:

7.9%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15,333
Here:

24.3%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Tarrant County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,379,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $11,895,000
    Regular Highways: $8,243,000
    Hospitals: $6,742,000
    General - Other: $4,141,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,511,000
    Health - Other: $1,807,000
    Local Fire Protection: $906,000
    General Public Buildings: $781,000
    Central Staff Services: $568,000
    Police Protection: $465,000
    Correctional Institutions: $451,000
    Corrections - Other: $397,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $137,000
    Financial Administration: $84,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $409,385,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $93,745,000
    Health - Other: $92,794,000
    Correctional Institutions: $62,388,000
    General - Other: $33,932,000
    Corrections - Other: $33,915,000
    Police Protection: $33,050,000
    Regular Highways: $26,983,000
    Housing and Community Development: $19,468,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,352,000
    Financial Administration: $13,435,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,875,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,702,000
    Local Fire Protection: $382,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $375,000
    Parking Facilities: $328,000
    Other Higher Education: $144,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $113,825,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $29,456,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,759,000
    Corrections - Other: $913,000
    General - Other: $719,000
    Health - Other: $598,000
    Regular Highways: $258,000
    Local Fire Protection: $167,000
    Correctional Institutions: $81,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000
    Police Protection: $59,000
    General Public Building: $39,000
    Central Staff Services: $25,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $230,088,000

Tarrant County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $146,103,000
    All Other: $56,371,000
    Parking Facilities: $736,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $24,468,000
    All Other: $24,022,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,172,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,618,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $124,230,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $27,288,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,561,000
    Rents: $1,813,000
    Sale of Property: $896,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $552,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $189,250,000
    All Other: $17,531,000
    Public Welfare: $7,144,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,987,000
    Highways: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $478,012,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $19,118,000
    Other Selective Sales: $14,846,000
    NEC: $1,868,000
    Amusements License: $664,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $527,000
    Other License: $200,000
    Amusements Sales: $87,000

Tarrant County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,995,709,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,773,868,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $266,461,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $220,028,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $207,556,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,387,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,915,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $44,620,000

Tarrant County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,925,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $219,006,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,777,503,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 23,802
  • Number of aged recipients: 3,770
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 20,032
  • Number of recipients under 18: 4,891
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 13,154
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 5,757
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 7,206
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 10,555
Tarrant County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Tarrant County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 309 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10,746$138,4149,042$171,78622,434$176,9541,477$59,93426$8,085,1922,134$105,86977$48,662
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED527$129,746637$177,9972,167$160,496325$38,9633$12,886,333166$115,84943$46,186
APPLICATIONS DENIED2,123$132,4961,537$145,5738,554$154,6522,380$29,8698$1,065,000747$93,691143$43,014
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1,427$137,7251,258$188,5766,007$157,656534$56,6993$6,246,667461$100,77919$47,579
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS219$124,822226$203,0971,580$154,151245$50,6731$750,000124$98,52410$48,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 268 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,442$183,189982$179,55117$107,588
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED397$197,421340$194,22132$100,938
APPLICATIONS DENIED148$194,959184$200,1259$102,778
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN89$180,371109$183,7253$123,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS34$143,64717$177,00013$88,769

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Tarrant County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5,41478.5 years
James5,36671.0 years
William5,00674.0 years
John4,95373.2 years
Robert3,85570.8 years
Charles2,79471.3 years
George2,26374.5 years
Dorothy1,91076.1 years
Willie1,69776.2 years
Thomas1,57772.2 years
Most common last names in Tarrant County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,96074.0 years
Williams2,14673.6 years
Johnson2,00473.7 years
Jones1,87673.9 years
Brown1,78774.2 years
Davis1,54673.8 years
Miller1,17475.0 years
Moore1,12175.2 years
Wilson1,06874.2 years
Taylor1,02774.0 years
Businesses in Tarrant County, TX
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness13Jimmy John's1
7-Eleven81JoS. A. Bank5
99 Cents Only Stores3Johnny Rockets2
ALDI9Jones New York31
ALDO1Journeys5
AMF Bowling4Justice10
AT&T45KFC28
Abercrombie & Fitch3Knights Inn2
Abercrombie Kids2Kohl's8
Academy Sports + Outdoors6Kroger27
Ace Hardware15LA Fitness10
Aeropostale7La Quinta13
Albertsons22La-Z-Boy4
Alco Stores1Lane Bryant8
American Eagle Outfitters9Lane Furniture38
Ann Taylor8LensCrafters6
Apple Store2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Applebee's7Little Caesars Pizza34
Arby's21Long John Silver's13
Ashley Furniture4Lowe's10
Audi2Macy's4
AutoZone42Marriott29
Avenue5Marshalls6
BMW2MasterBrand Cabinets12
Bakers2Maurices1
Bally Total Fitness1Mazda3
Banana Republic6McDonald's77
Barnes & Noble6Men's Wearhouse6
Baskin-Robbins7Microtel1
Bath & Body Works12Motel 610
Baymont Inn2Motherhood Maternity12
Bed Bath & Beyond10New Balance12
Ben & Jerry's2New York & Co6
Best Western8Nike61
Blockbuster28Nissan4
Brooks Brothers1Nordstrom2
Brookstone2Office Depot15
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards2OfficeMax4
Budget Car Rental6Old Navy6
Burger King18Olive Garden8
CVS57On The Border7
Cache3Outback4
CarMax2Outback Steakhouse4
Carl\s Jr.1Pac Sun5
Casual Male XL3Panda Express19
Catherines6Panera Bread5
Charlotte Russe4Papa John's Pizza16
Chevrolet6Payless27
Chick-Fil-A22Penske16
Chico's5PetSmart14
Chipotle10Pier 1 Imports8
Chuck E. Cheese's6Pizza Hut36
Church's Chicken32Plato's Closet4
Cinnabon 9Popeyes17
Circle K4Pottery Barn2
Clarks1Qdoba Mexican Grill4
Cold Stone Creamery5Quality4
Coldwater Creek4Quiznos20
Comfort Inn3RadioShack41
Comfort Suites3Red Lobster3
Costco3Red Robin3
Cracker Barrel5Rodeway Inn1
Crossland Economy Studios1Rooms To Go8
Curves15Rue215
DHL23Ryan's Grill2
Dairy Queen2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing3
Days Inn3SAS Shoes4
Deb3SONIC Drive-In78
Decora Cabinetry4Safeway16
Dennys13Sam's Club7
Discount Tire22Sears16
Domino's Pizza30Sephora5
DressBarn5Sheraton2
Dressbarn5Skechers USA1
Dunkin Donuts3Sleep Inn1
Econo Lodge1Soma Intimates2
Eddie Bauer2Spencer Gifts5
Ethan Allen2Sprint Nextel21
Express3Staples9
Extended Stay America1Starbucks74
Extended Stay Deluxe3Steak 'n Shake6
Famous Footwear13Studio 63
Fashion Bug1Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
FedEx244Subaru1
Finish Line5Subway85
Firestone Complete Auto Care19Super 88
Foot Locker7T-Mobile86
Ford8T.G.I. Driday's3
Forever 215T.J.Maxx4
Fredericks Of Hollywood3Taco Bell49
GNC27Talbots2
GameStop36Target14
Gap7The Cheesecake Factory2
Gymboree5The Limited1
H&R Block68The Room Place10
Haagen-Dazs2Torrid3
Havertys Furniture3Toyota5
Haworth1Toys"R"Us11
Hilton16True Value2
Hobby Lobby7U-Haul66
Holiday Inn22UPS207
Hollister Co.3Vans18
Home Depot16Verizon Wireless11
Homestead Studio Suites2Victoria's Secret8
Honda3Volkswagen2
Hot Topic5Vons16
Houlihan's1Waffle House21
Hyatt6Walgreens53
IHOP17Walmart30
InTown Suites5Wendy's36
J.Crew3Wet Seal4
JCPenney5Whole Foods Market1
Jack In The Box30YMCA18
Jamba Juice6

Tarrant County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"