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Overview

Introduction to Keller, Texas

Keller, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 7 miles N of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center) and 15 miles N of Fort Worth, Texas. The city is in the Fort Worth - Arlington area.

Keller History

The city of Keller was first settled in the early 1850s. It was founded on July 19, 1881, a few months after the Texas and Pacific Railroad was extended north of Fort Worth. Originally, the area was known as Athol but in 1882 was renamed to Keller in honor of John C. Keller, a foreman on the railroad. The city's first post office was built in 1886. It was officially incorporated on November 16, 1955.

Keller and nearby Attractions

  • Johnson Road Park
  • NRH20 Waterpark
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art

Things To Do In Keller

Keller has more than 420 acres of parkland and open spaces including Bear Creek Park, Northeast Park, Bursey Ranch Park, Keller Sports Park, Johnson Road Park, Overton Ridge Park, Keller Veterans Memorial Park, and Willis Cove Nature Area. Hiking can be enjoyed at the Brentwood Trail, Meandering Trail, and Shady Grove Greenwalk. In addition, the city of Keller arranges a number of special events and festivals throughout the year.

Keller Transportation

International flights are available from Fort Worth Meacham International Airport.

Keller Higher Education

Texas Christian University, Tarrant County College, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 43,107
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 20,303
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 66.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 57.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $131,214
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,163
Median House Value $296,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 14.4%
Irish 13.6%

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

Keller Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles N of Fort Worth, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76248
P.O. Box Zip Codes 76244
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.934
Longitude -97.251

Keller 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 GRAPEVINE DAM
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance 12.5 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 DALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance 13.8 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
Colleyville 24,453 $166,868
Haslet 1,565 $111,875

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

Keller Public Libraries

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Keller Public Library
640 JOHNSON RD
Keller, Texas
(817) 431-9011
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Keller High Schools

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KELLER H S
601 N PATE ORR RD
817-744-1400
Serves 2,601 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

FOSSIL RIDGE H S
4101 THOMPSON RD
817-744-1700
Serves 2,396 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

NEW DIRECTION LRN CTR
250 COLLEGE ST
817-744-4465
A Non-traditional School
Serves 44 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.3

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