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Overview

Introduction to Benbrook, Texas

Benbrook, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 8 miles SW of Fort Worth, Texas. Benbrook is part of the surrounding Fort Worth- Arlington metro area.

Benbrook History

Benbrook was initially inhabited by local Native Americans. The early European settlers came to the region as a part of Peters' Colony in the 1850s. Benbrook is one of the oldest communities in Tarrant County. It is also one of the youngest incorporated cities. The first post office of Benbrook was established in 1880, and it was finally incorporated in 1947.

Benbrook and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Benbrook
  • Par 3 Lighted Golf Course
  • Ridglea Theater
  • Western Hills Park
  • Warren's Art Studio
  • Carter Nelson Fine Art

Things To Do In Benbrook

Golers can enjoy a round of golf at the Whitestone Golf Club or Benbrook Par 3. The city also has several parks that offer facilities for a variety of recreational activities. The city also boasts of a vibrant nightlife.

Benbrook Transportation

Fort Worth Meacham International is the nearest major airport.

Benbrook Higher Education

Higher education in the city is provided by Tarrant County College and Texas Christian University.

People

Total Population 22,144
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 10,916
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.3%
Median Earnings25+ $44,408
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,594
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,068

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,975
% Above Poverty Level 93%
% Below Poverty Level 7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $862
Median House Value $140,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 12.8%

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

Benbrook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76109, 76116, 76126, 76132
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.673
Longitude -97.46

Benbrook 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 BENBROOK DAM
Distance 1.7 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 EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance 13.4 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
Station CLEBURNE
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aledo 2,999 $93,750
Fort Worth 796,614 $62,345

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

Benbrook Public Libraries

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Benbrook Public Library
1065 MERCEDES ST
Benbrook, Texas
(817) 249-6632
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