Introduction to Burleson, Texas

Burleson, Texas is 12 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas. It is in Johnson county. The city is part of the Fort Worth- Arlington metro area.

Burleson History

Burleson was founded in 1881 and incorporated as a town in 1912. The community was named Burleson in the honor of Dr. Rufus C. Burleson, the President of Baylor University. It was reincorporated as a city in 1938. Burleson adopted a Home Rule Charter as a council-manager form of government in 1969.

Burleson and nearby Attractions

  • Burleson Stadium
  • Bartlett Park
  • Elk Stadium
  • Chisenhall Park
  • Alsbury Baptist Church
  • Boulevard Baptist Church

Things To Do In Burleson

Golfers can enjoy a game of golf at the Southern Oaks Golf Club, which is located in the city. Burleson is also home to several well maintained parks.

Burleson Transportation

Fort Worth Meacham International is the nearest major airport.

Burleson Higher Education

Higher education in the city is provided by Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant County College.


Total Population 40,652
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 10.2%
Employed Population 16+ 19,632
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 59.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $44,605
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,101
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,993


Median Family Income $80,034
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 20.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,113
Median House Value $135,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.3%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 13.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burleson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas
County Johnson
Standard Zip Codes 76028
P.O. Box Zip Codes 76097
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.541
Longitude -97.32

Burleson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.6 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
Distance 10.6 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 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crowley 14,174 $65,519
Everman 6,279 $41,341
Forest Hill 12,709 $46,458
Joshua 5,966 $76,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burleson Public Libraries

Burleson Public Library
Burleson, Texas
(817) 295-6131
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Burleson High Schools

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Serves 2,124 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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Serves 72 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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