Introduction to Hurst, Texas

Hurst, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 3 miles E of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center) and 7 miles NW of Arlington, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area.

Hurst History

The area presently known as Hurst was founded by, and named after, William Letchworth Hurst. The Rock Island Railroad first entered the city in 1903. It is one of the Mid-Cities that lie between Fort Worth and Dallas.

Hurst and nearby Attractions

  • NRH20 Waterpark
  • Arlington Museum of Art
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Dallas World Aquarium

Things To Do In Hurst

While staying in Hurst, you can spend your leisure hours at Chisholm Park, Wells Park, Bellaire Park, Hurst Hills Park, Echo-Hills Park, Mayfair Park, Red Bud Park, Smith Barfield Park, and Tesco Park. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, National Museum of Communications, Farmers Branch Historical Park, and Amon Carter Museum are also worth visiting. You can also enjoy shopping at North East Mall.

Hurst Transportation

International flights can be availed from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Hurst Higher Education

The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Christian University are nearby.


Total Population 38,458
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 18,425
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.3%
Median Earnings25+ $35,480
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,284
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,896


Median Family Income $67,745
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 26.8%
Median Gross Rent $837
Median House Value $142,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 11%

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

Hurst Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles NW of Arlington, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76053, 76054
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.823
Longitude -97.17

Hurst Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.4 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
Distance 16.5 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 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 96 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford 48,559 $80,268
Colleyville 24,453 $166,868
Euless 53,220 $65,802

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

Hurst Public Libraries

Hurst Public Library
Hurst, Texas
(817) 788-7300
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Hurst Hospitals

(817) 345-4100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hurst High Schools

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Serves 1,944 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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Serves 90 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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