Introduction to Watauga, Texas

Watauga, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 2 miles NW of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center) and 9 miles NE of Fort Worth, Texas. There are 21,908 residents in the city.

Watauga History

The original settlers arrived in 1843. The name 'Watauga', which comes from the Cherokee word meaning 'village of many springs', was also the anme of a Pre-Revolutionary War settlement in East Tennessee. The Texas and Pacific Railway passed through the area in 1881.

Watauga and Nearby Attractions

  • Amon Carter Museum
  • Southfork Ranch
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Things To Do In Watauga

Popular museums near the city include the Amon Carter Museum and Kimbell Art Museum. Several parks near Watauga, include Cedar Hill State Park and Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Both offer opportunities for recreation. Texas Motor Speedway racing track, which has a 160,000 person capacity, is nearby. Other places of interest include Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park and Six Flags Over Texas amusement park.

Watauga Transportation

Flights are available from Dallas/Fort Worth International airport.

Watauga Higher Education

Some of the collegs near Watauga are Weatherford College, Arlington Baptist College, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Christian University, and University of Texas at Arlington.


Total Population 23,999
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 8.7%
Employed Population 16+ 12,108
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 50.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,219
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,453
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,488


Median Family Income $65,112
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,214
Median House Value $104,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.9%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 11.9%

Watauga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles NE of Fort Worth, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76148
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.857
Longitude -97.254

Watauga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 11.4 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 14.1 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 18.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blue Mound 2,835 $51,607
Haltom City 43,259 $49,720
Hurst 38,140 $68,942

Watauga Public Libraries

Watauga Public Library
Watauga, Texas
(817) 514-5855
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