Hurst, Texas
Hurst is a city in Tarrant County
Tarrant County, Texas
Tarrant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, it had a population of 1,809,034. Its county seat is Fort Worth. Tarrant County is the sixteenth most populous county in the United States and the third most populous in Texas. The county is named in honor...

, Texas
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, United States
United States
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. Hurst is one of the Mid-Cities
The Mid-Cities is the suburban region filling the thirty-mile span between Dallas and Fort Worth. These communities include the cities of Arlington, Irving, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, HEB , NRH , Haltom City, Watauga, and Keller, along with multiple other smaller towns such...

 between Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States of America and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. Located in North Central Texas, just southeast of the Texas Panhandle, the city is a cultural gateway into the American West and covers nearly in Tarrant, Parker, Denton, and...

 and Dallas, but is a suburb of Fort Worth. The city was founded by William Letchworth Hurst. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 37,337.


Hurst is located at 32°50′8"N 97°10′49"W (32.835629, -97.180172).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 9.9 square miles (25.6 km²), all land.


As of the census
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of 2010, there were 37,337 people, 14,652 households, and 10,261 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 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 80.9% White, 5.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 7.20% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% 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
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 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
Per capita income
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 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.

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.
Place Council Member
1 Charles Swearengen, Mayor Pro Tem
2 Larry Kitchens
3 Richard Ward, Mayor
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4 Anna Holzer
5 Bill McLendon
6 Henry Wilson
7 Nancy Welton

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:
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
Fiscal Services Clay Caruthers
Fire Chief John Brown
Information Services Dale Harwell
Police Chief Steve Moore
Public Works and Engineering Ron Haynes


Most of Hurst is zoned to the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is a K-12 public school district based in Bedford, Texas .The district serves the city of Bedford, most of the cities of Euless and Hurst, and small parts of North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Fort Worth, and Arlington...


Hurst is home to Lawrence D. Bell High School.

Smaller portions of Hurst attend Birdville ISD
Birdville Independent School District
The Birdville Independent School District is a K-12 public school district based in Haltom City, Texas . It has about 22,000 students in 32 schools. Its superintendent is Stephen F. Waddell...

 and an even smaller number attend Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is a public school district based in Grapevine, Texas . In addition to most of Grapevine, the district serves most of the city of Colleyville and small portions of northern Euless and Hurst and extreme eastern Southlake...


Famous residents

  • Ron Faurot
    Ron Faurot
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    , former NFL and University of Arkansas
    University of Arkansas
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  • Tommy Maddox
    Tommy Maddox
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    , former NFL and XFL
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  • Alex Reymundo
    Alex Reymundo
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    , comedian
  • Buddy Whittington
    Buddy Whittington
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    , Texas blues guitarist (with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers)

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