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Haltom City, Texas

Haltom City, Texas
City of Haltom City
The city's water tower, located on Haltom Road
The city's water tower, located on Haltom Road
Motto: "A place to call home!"
Location of Haltom City in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Haltom City in Tarrant County, Texas
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County  Tarrant
Founded 1932
Incorporated July 5, 1949
Home Rule Charter October 10, 1955
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor David Averitt
Former Mayor: Richard Hutchison
Bob Watkins
Stephanie Davenport
Scott Garrett
Dr. An Truong
Trae Fowler
Jeannine Nunn
Walter Grow
 • City Manager Thomas J. Muir
 • Total 12.4 sq mi (32.1 km2)
 • Land 12.36 sq mi (32.0 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.16%
Elevation 535 ft (163 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 42,409
 • Density 3,148.4/sq mi (1,215.9/km2)
 • Demonym Haltomite
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76100-76199
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-31928[1]
GNIS feature ID 1373985[2]

Haltom City is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The population was 42,409 at the 2010 census.[3]


  • Geography 1
    • Surrounding cities 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • Government and infrastructure 3
    • Local government 3.1
  • History 4
  • Economy 5
    • Top employers 5.1
  • Education 6
  • Radio stations 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Haltom City is located at (32.816129, -97.271634).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.4 square miles (32.1 km²), of which 12.4 square miles (32.1 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.16%) is water.

Surrounding cities

Haltom city is one of the largest suburbs of Ft. Worth. Here is the list of cities surrounding Haltom City which are entirely located in Tarrant County, they can be seen from here also.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 42,409 people and 16,626 households in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 69.8% White, 4.1% Black or African-American, 0.8% Native American, 8.4% Asian, and 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 32.5%. In the city the population was spread out with 9.2% under the age of 5, 75.4% 18 years of age or over, and 10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.7 years. Males made up 52.3% of the population, and Females made up 47.7%.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,183, and the median income for a family was $48,307. The per capita income for the city was $19,367. About 13.8% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure

Local government

The City of Haltom City, Texas Home Rule Charter was adopted October 10, 1955. The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government and provides a full range of services that include public safety (police and fire), municipal court, sanitation, parks, library, public works and general administrative services. The city also owns and operates a water distribution system, a wastewater collection system and a drainage utility system..

According to the city’s 2013-2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city’s various funds had $59.0 million in revenues, $47.9 million in expenditures, $174.8 million in total assets, $75.3 million in total liabilities, and $34.4 million in cash and investments. [8]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is: [9]

City Department Director
City Manager Tom Muir
Deputy City Manager David Miller
City Secretary Art Camacho
Assistant City Manager/Operations Chuck Barnett
Fire Chief Steve Ross
Police Chief Keith Lane
Director of Finance Jennifer Fung
Director of Human Resources / Risk Management Toni Beckett
Director of Information Technology Tim Cool
Director of Library Services Lesly Smith
Director of Parks and Recreation None
Director of Planning Justin French
Director of Public Works Greg Van Nieuwenhuize
Municipal Judge Lorraine Irby

Alternative badge of the HCPD

The Haltom City Police Department consists of approximately 71 sworn police officers who serve the city via patrol units in police cruisers and are supplemented by patrol supervisors and specialized units.

Haltom City is a Home-rule municipality.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Fort Worth III District Parole Office in Haltom City.[10]

The United States Postal Service operates the Haltom City Post Office.[11]

The city of Haltom City is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of which is to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and enable joint decisions.


Haltom City was incorporated on July 5, 1949, and gradually expanded, annexing Oak Knoll, Garden of Eden, Meadow Oaks, East Ridge and, in 1955, unincorporated portions of Birdville. Haltom City elected Home Rule Charter with a city manager, mayor and council form of government on October 10, 1955.

Haltom City was originally called Birdville. It was the first city in Tarrant County and the location of the county seat before Ft. Worth. It changed its name in 1949.


Top employers

According to Haltom City’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[12] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Birdville ISD 3,088
2 Hillshire Brands 735
3 City of Haltom City 294
4 Medtronic Midas Rex 270
5 GST Manufacturing 260
6 Liberty Carton Company 175
7 Lewis & Lambert Metal 150
8 Nurse Assist 126
9 Falcon Steel Company 121
10 Blackmon Mooring 120


Most of Haltom City is served by the Birdville Independent School District (BISD), but some portions are served by the Fort Worth Independent School District and Keller Independent School District.

Haltom City Public Library is the regional library of the city and is a well-known partner of the Fort Worth Public Library.[13][14]

In 2011 an extension of Tarrant County College (TCC) Northeast Campus, the Northeast Training/Learning Center, opened in the 17,000-square-foot (1,600 m2) former civic center of Haltom City. The extension, less than 8 miles (13 km) from the main TCC Northeast Campus, includes classroom and training areas. Haltom City had approached TCC, asking how to add community college services for working-class families who may have limited transportation options.[15]

Radio stations

KLIF-FM serving the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex is a Top 40 Mainstream radio station that has Haltom City's license[16] and is currently owned by Cumulus Media, the station is currently rivaling its competitors KHKS and KDMX which are stations that have city licenses in Dallas County and are under the ownership of the largest radio station owner Clear Channel Communications.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Haltom City city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ City of Haltom City 2013-14 CAFR Retrieved 2015-07-02
  9. ^ City of Haltom City FY2014-15 Budget Retrieved 2015-07-02
  10. ^ "Parole Division Region II." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 15, 2010.
  11. ^ "Post Office Location - HALTOM CITY." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 16, 2010.
  12. ^ Haltom City CAFR
  13. ^ "Public Library." Haltom City Public Library. Retrieved on October 20, 2009.
  14. ^
  15. ^ Smith, Diane. "TCC, Haltom City partner to open learning center." Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Sunday July 10, 2011. Retrieved on November 22, 2011.
  16. ^

External links

  • Haltom City official website
  • Haltom City Public Library
  • Birdville Independent School District
  • Birdville Historical Society
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