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Overview

Introduction to Kennedale, Texas

Kennedale, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 7 miles SE of Fort Worth, Texas.

Kennedale History

The area where Kennedale is located has been inhabited since the 1860s. The site was chosen because of its proximity to a mineral water well. The area was eventually purchased by Oliver S. Kennedy, John D. Hudson and C.B. Teague. A post office was established in 1884. In 1886, the region was surveyed and named after Oliver S. Kennedy, a local attorney who donated a number of plots to the Southern Pacific Railroad to encourage them to build a railroad through the city. Kennedale prospered after the defense industry developed in Forth Worth. The city was incorporated in 1947.

Kennedale and Nearby Attractions

  • Arlington Museum of Art
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Acton State Historic Site
  • Log Cabin Village
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Things To Do In Kennedale

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History houses planetariums and exhibits about local history, science, fossils, and dinosaurs. The Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art that displays the painting of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell is close to the city. The Log Cabin Village, which has artifacts dating back to the nineteenth century, is also accessible from the city. Davy Crockett's second wife's burial place at Acton State Historic Site is near Kennedale. Camping, boating, and picnicking opportunities are available at the nearby 1,826 acre Cedar Hill State Park located on Joe Pool Reservoir.

Kennedale Transportation

Flights can be taken from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Kennedale Higher Education

University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Wesleyan University, and Tarrant County College are close to Kennedale.

People

Total Population 7,273
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,599
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 58.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,957
% Above Poverty Level 90%
% Below Poverty Level 10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 10.2%
Median Gross Rent $878
Median House Value $161,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.4%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 14.3%

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

Kennedale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles SE of Fort Worth, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76060
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.646
Longitude -97.225

Kennedale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BURLESON
Distance 8.5 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
Station BENBROOK DAM
Distance 13.1 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
Station DALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance 21.3 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
Burleson 40,652 $80,034
Everman 6,279 $41,341
Forest Hill 12,709 $46,458
Fort Worth 796,614 $62,345

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

Kennedale Public Libraries

Library
The Kennedale Library
201 N NEW HOPE RD
Kennedale, Texas
(817) 478-7876

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Kennedale High Schools

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KENNEDALE H S
120 W MANSFIELD HWY
817-563-3700
Serves 854 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

KENNEDALE ALTER ED PROG
120 W MANSFIELD HWY
817-483-3675
A Non-traditional School

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