Introduction to Azle, Texas

Azle, Texas is 17 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas. It is located in Tarrant county the population of the city is 9,600.

Azle History

James Azle Steward settled in 1846 and created the first recorded settlement in Azle. Other settlers later inhabited the land by the local streams. In 1881, the first post office was built. Initially the area was named O'Bar to honor the person responsible for obtaining postal service for the area. James Azle Steward later requested to have the area named Azle, when he donated land for a townsite. Electricity arrived in the late 1930s.

Azle and Nearby Attractions

  • Azle Historical Museum
  • Ash Creek Park
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Things To Do In Azle

People may visit museums such as the Azle Historical Museum and the Amon Carter Museum. Several parks are nearby including Melanie Park, Shady Grove Park, and Ash Creek Park. Cross Timbers Golf Course offers opportunities to play golf. Fort Worth Zoo and Fort Worth Botanical Garden are also popular attractions. Jumpin' Jack Jamboree is a local event held in September.

Azle Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is near the city.

Azle Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Texas Christian University, Weatherford College, and Texas Wesleyan University.


Total Population 10,744
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,984
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $37,143
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,200
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,681


Median Family Income $62,824
% Above Poverty Level 88.2%
% Below Poverty Level 11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $929
Median House Value $113,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 9.3%

Azle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76020
P.O. Box Zip Codes 76098
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.895
Longitude -97.545

Azle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 75 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income

Azle Public Libraries

Azle Public Library
Azle, Texas
(817) 444-7114

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Azle Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(817) 444-8700
Emergency Service: Yes

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Azle High Schools

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Serves 1,829 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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Serves 2 students.

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