Hurst, Texas

Hurst, Texas
City of Hurst

The City Hall of Hurst, Texas.


Location of Hurst in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°50′8″N 97°10′49″W / 32.83556°N 97.18028°W / 32.83556; -97.18028Coordinates: 32°50′8″N 97°10′49″W / 32.83556°N 97.18028°W / 32.83556; -97.18028
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Tarrant
  Type Council-Manager
  City Council

Mayor Richard Ward
Anna Holzer
Charles Swearengen

Larry Kitchens
Bill McLendon
Henry Wilson
Nancy Welton
  City Manager Allan Weegar
  Total 9.9 sq mi (25.6 km2)
  Land 9.9 sq mi (25.6 km2)
  Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 554 ft (169 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 37,337
  Density 3,800/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 76053-54, 76180[1]
Area code(s) 682, 817[2][3]
FIPS code 48-35576[4]
GNIS feature ID 1374183[5]

Hurst is a city in the U.S. state of Texas located in the densely populated portion of northeastern Tarrant County and is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. It is considered a Dallas and Fort Worth suburb and is part of the Mid-Cities region. It is 13 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 37,337.[6]

The City of Hurst is surrounded by other communities including, Bedford, Euless, Fort Worth, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Grapevine, and Colleyvile. Hurst’s education system is sponsored and served by the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, while other school districts Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Birdville ISD serve the far north and far west portions.

Places of importance inside Hurst include the Tarrant County College campus that was built in 1961, the newly constructed Tarrant County Northeast Courthouse, the headquarters of Bell Helicopter (considered to be in the city limits of Fort Worth), The Hurst/Bell Station (opened in September 2000) that is jointly owned by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Trinity Railway Express. The city’s premier shopping centre, North East Mall that was ranked the #1 Shopping Mall in Tarrant County and is the third largest mall in the state of Texas.[7] The North East Mall opened in March 1971 or 1972 (sources vary), is owned by the Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group. Hurst’s only cinema complex, the North East Cinemark Rave 18 opened in 2004.

Respectively in 2012, Hurst was ranked at #48 as one of the Best Dallas Suburbs according to D Magazine.[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201539,016[9]4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 37,337 people, 14,652 households, and 10,261 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,662.6 people per square mile (1,414.7/km²). There were 15,761 housing units at an average density of 1,487.2 per square mile (574.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.7% White, 5.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 7.20% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.1% of the population.

There were 14,652 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,369, and the median income for a family was $57,955. Males had a median income of $40,734 versus $29,551 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,247. About 4.5% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.


Places in Hurst include North East Mall, an upscale mall owned by Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, Rave Motion Pictures, which is the major attraction of the city, and Chisholm Park.

The city features two city run water parks, an athletic center, and a wide variety of restaurants.

Surrounding Cities

Here is the list of cities surrounding Hurst, they can be seen from here also.[11]

Surrounding municipalities


Local government

Hurst runs on a city council - manager system. The city has a council of seven members, each serving 2-year terms. Three members are elected in odd years. Four in even years.[12]

Place Council Member
1 David Booe
2 Larry Kitchens Mayor Pro Tem
3 Richard Ward, Mayor
4 Trasa Cobern
5 Bill McLendon
6 Henry Wilson
7 Nancy Welton,

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:[13]

Department Director
City Manager Allan Weegar
Assistant City Manager, General Services Jeff Jones
Deputy City Manager, Community Services Allan Heindel
City Secretary Rita Frick
Community Development and Planning Mike Morgan
Assistant City Manager, Fiscal/Information Services Clay Caruthers
Fire Chief John Brown
Police Chief Steve Moore
Public Works and Engineering Ron Haynes

The city of Hurst 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.


Top employers

According to Hurst’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[14] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. 3,550
2 North East Mall (aggregate not major employers listed) 1,800
3 Shops at North East Mall 790
4 Tarrant County College 500
5 Walmart 450
6 City of Hurst 379
7 Dillard’s 375
8 Macy’s 220
9 JC Penney 190
10 Target 175


Most of Hurst is zoned to the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (HEBISD).

Hurst is home to Lawrence D. Bell High School.

Smaller portions of Hurst attend Birdville ISD and an even smaller number attend Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Keller ISD.

Notable people



  4. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hurst city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  7. "Hurst Economic Development". Hurst Economic Development. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  9. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  10. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. Hurst Mayor and City Council Retrieved 2014-05-28
  13. City of Hurst Website Retrieved 2010-10-29
  14. City of Hurst CAFR Retrieved 2015-07-08
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