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Overview

Introduction to Azle, Texas

Azle, Texas is 17 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas. It is located in Tarrant county.

Azle History

James Azle Steward settled in 1846 and created the first recorded settlement in Azle. Other settlers later inhabited the land by the local streams. In 1881, the first post office was built. Initially the area was named O'Bar to honor the person responsible for obtaining postal service for the area. James Azle Steward later requested to have the area named Azle, when he donated land for a townsite. Electricity arrived in the late 1930s.

Azle and Nearby Attractions

  • Azle Historical Museum
  • Ash Creek Park
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Things To Do In Azle

People may visit museums such as the Azle Historical Museum and the Amon Carter Museum. Several parks are nearby including Melanie Park, Shady Grove Park, and Ash Creek Park. Cross Timbers Golf Course offers opportunities to play golf. Fort Worth Zoo and Fort Worth Botanical Garden are also popular attractions. Jumpin' Jack Jamboree is a local event held in September.

Azle Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is near the city.

Azle Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Texas Christian University, Weatherford College, and Texas Wesleyan University.

People

Total Population 10,860
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,259
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,027
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $858
Median House Value $118,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 9.2%

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

Azle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76020
P.O. Box Zip Codes 76098
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.895
Longitude -97.545

Azle 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 EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance 5.9 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
Station BENBROOK DAM
Distance 17.8 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 BURLESON
Distance 27.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

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

Azle Public Libraries

Library
Azle Public Library
609 SE PARKWAY ST
Azle, Texas
(817) 444-7114

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Azle Hospitals

HARRIS METHODIST NORTHWEST
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
108 DENVER TRAIL
(817) 444-8700
Emergency Service: Yes

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AZLE H S
1200 BOYD RD
817-444-5555
Serves 1,829 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

TARRANT CO J J A E P
300 ROE ST
817-444-3235
A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.

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