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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.

People

Total Population 12,709
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,073
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 43.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,458
% Above Poverty Level 75.5%
% Below Poverty Level 24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,113
Median House Value $77,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 81.4%
US/American 0%
English 1%
Irish 1.2%

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

Forest Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles SE of Fort Worth, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76119
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.671
Longitude -97.268

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)

Station BURLESON
Distance 8.9 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
Station BENBROOK DAM
Distance 10.7 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 DALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance 21.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burleson 40,652 $80,034
Crowley 14,174 $65,519
Everman 6,279 $41,341
Fort Worth 796,614 $62,345

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

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