Introduction to Southlake, Texas

Southlake, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 5 miles SW of Flower Mound, Texas (center to center) and 14 miles N of Arlington, Texas. The city is conveniently located inside the Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area. There are an estimated 21,519 people in Southlake.

Southlake History

The city of Southlake was incorporated in the 1960s. The estimated population in 1966 was 1,200 which expanded to over 2,000 in just 4 years. The rapid growth in population was due to the migration of families from bustling neighboring cities. By the 1990s, six manufacturers had started producing concrete products, food packaging material, and engines resulting in rapid prosperity of the population.

Southlake and nearby Attractions

  • Camp Burnett
  • Walnut Grove Park
  • Kirkwood Branch
  • Saint Laurence Episcopal Church
  • Southlake Public Library
  • Absalom H. Chivers Cemetery

Things To Do In Southlake

Camp Burnett is of historical importance and great interest to tourists. Walnut Grove Park provides a host of recreational activities for visitors. Kirkwood Branch creek has a scenic walkway which attracts many tourists interested in long walks. Saint Laurence Episcopal Church and Absalom H. Chivers Cemetery are bastions of peace. Southlake Public Library has a huge collection of books and magazines for visitors.

Southlake Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport provides air transportation facilities to the residents of Southlake.

Southlake Higher Education

The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University, and University of North Texas offer higher educational facilities.


Total Population 28,361
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 12,161
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 72%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 67.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $202,361
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 11.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 11%
Median Gross Rent $0
Median House Value $556,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.8%
US/American 0%
English 13.6%
Irish 14.5%

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

Southlake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Flower Mound, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Arlington, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76092
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.941
Longitude -97.133

Southlake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 7.4 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 17.7 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
Flower Mound 68,654 $130,994
Grapevine 49,609 $101,801

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

Southlake Public Libraries

Southlake Public Library
1400 MAIN ST STE 130
Southlake, Texas
(817) 481-5718
Library Web Site

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Southlake Hospitals

(817) 748-8700
Emergency Service: Yes

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