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Overview

Introduction to Forest Hill, Texas

Forest Hill, Texas is 4 miles SE of Fort Worth, Texas. It is in Tarrant county. The city is part of the Fort Worth - Arlington metro area.

Forest Hill History

Forest Hill was established around 1860. Prior to adopting its present name, the city was known as Brambleton Station and Forest Hill Village. The city's first school was established around 1896. The Johnson Campbell Company and Trentman Company began building homes in the area in 1944. It was incorporated on March 16, 1946, as a village. On April 8, 1949, Forest Hill was reincorporated as a city. Forest Hill Home Rule Charter was adopted in the early 1970s.

Forest Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
  • Log Cabin Village
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Cedar Hill State Park

Things To Do In Forest Hill

While staying in Forest Hill, you can visit American Airlines CR Smith Museum, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Japanese Garden, and Kimbell Art Museum. You can enjoy the Grapevine Vintage Railroad Ride during your leisure hours. It is also worth visiting the Log Cabin Village and National Cowboys of Color Museum. The Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Over Texas are also nearby.

Forest Hill Transportation

You can reach Fort Worth Meacham International Airport within a few minutes.

Forest Hill Higher Education

Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant County College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,831
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+5,056
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9%
Median Earnings25+$24,613
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,726
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,336

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,847
% Above Poverty Level70.5%
% Below Poverty Level29.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone20.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,086
Median House Value$80,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)78.2%
African3.8%
Nigerian2.3%
Irish1.4%
German1.3%
Somali0.7%
Italian0.5%
English0.4%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Polish0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Forest Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tarrant County
Standard Zip Codes76119, 76140
Phone Area Codes682, 817
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.69
Approximate Longitude-97.26

Forest Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBURLESON
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 75 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches
StationBENBROOK DAM
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip34 inches
StationDALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burleson43,296$80,606
Crowley14,866$70,136
Everman6,321$42,328
Fort Worth835,129$66,829
Kennedale7,723$76,250
Pantego2,501$85,066

Forest Hill Public Libraries

Forest Hill Public Library
6962 FOREST HILL DR
Forest Hill, Texas
(817) 551-5354

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