Introduction to Crowley, Texas

Crowley, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 10 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas.

Crowley History

In the late 1840s, pioneers began farming in the region around Deer Greek. When the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway laid tracks in the area, the families moved to a new spot closer to the tracks. This site was about a mile away from the original location. The community came to be known as "Crowley" in honor of S.H. Crowley, a railroad official. In 1882, a post office was established, and three years later, a train depot was built. The community was incorporated as a town on February 3, 1951. On September 3, 1972, it officially became a city.

Crowley and Nearby Attractions

  • Log Cabin Village
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
  • Dinosaur Valley State Park
  • Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Things To Do In Crowley

Log cabins furnished with artifacts dating back to the 19th century, are showcased in the Log Cabin Village. The burial place of Davy Crockett's second wife, Elizabeth Crockett, is a historic site near Crowley. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, which houses fossils and other exhibits on dinosaurs, also features historically significant memorabilia. Located on the Paluxy River, the Dinosaur Valley State Park has dinosaur tracks as well as camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and horseback riding facilities. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the 528-acre Cleburne State Park.

Crowley Transportation

Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Crowley Higher Education

Texas Christian University, Southwestern Adventist University, and University of Texas at Arlington are situated close to Crowley.


Total Population 14,174
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 7.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,756
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 54.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $65,519
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,140
Median House Value $115,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.2%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 10.3%

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

Crowley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76036
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.578
Longitude -97.362

Crowley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.3 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
Distance 7.1 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 30 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benbrook 22,144 $80,975
Burleson 40,652 $80,034
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/.

Crowley Public Libraries

Crowley Public Library
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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