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Overview

Introduction to Kennedale, Texas

Kennedale, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 7 miles SE of Fort Worth, Texas.

Kennedale History

The area where Kennedale is located has been inhabited since the 1860s. The site was chosen because of its proximity to a mineral water well. The area was eventually purchased by Oliver S. Kennedy, John D. Hudson and C.B. Teague. A post office was established in 1884. In 1886, the region was surveyed and named after Oliver S. Kennedy, a local attorney who donated a number of plots to the Southern Pacific Railroad to encourage them to build a railroad through the city. Kennedale prospered after the defense industry developed in Forth Worth. The city was incorporated in 1947.

Kennedale and Nearby Attractions

  • Arlington Museum of Art
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Acton State Historic Site
  • Log Cabin Village
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Things To Do In Kennedale

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History houses planetariums and exhibits about local history, science, fossils, and dinosaurs. The Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art that displays the painting of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell is close to the city. The Log Cabin Village, which has artifacts dating back to the nineteenth century, is also accessible from the city. Davy Crockett's second wife's burial place at Acton State Historic Site is near Kennedale. Camping, boating, and picnicking opportunities are available at the nearby 1,826 acre Cedar Hill State Park located on Joe Pool Reservoir.

Kennedale Transportation

Flights can be taken from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Kennedale Higher Education

University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Wesleyan University, and Tarrant County College are close to Kennedale.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,413
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+3,553
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married58.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.6%
Median Earnings25+$44,245
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,275
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,456

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,194
% Above Poverty Level91.6%
% Below Poverty Level8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone13.4%
Median Gross Rent$928
Median House Value$170,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.5%
Irish12.3%
German8.4%
English8%
Italian4.6%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.3%
Swedish1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Danishn1.1%
African1.1%
Dutch0.8%
Czech0.7%
Polish0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Turkish0.2%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Greek0.1%
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Kennedale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tarrant County
Standard Zip Codes76060
Phone Area Codes682,817
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.64
Approximate Longitude-97.21

Kennedale 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
Distance8.5 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
Distance13.1 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
Distance21.3 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
Burleson41,962$81,690
Everman6,312$42,320
Forest Hill12,774$45,077
Fort Worth815,930$64,412
Mansfield63,141$100,584
Pantego2,497$84,766

Kennedale Public Libraries

Kennedale Public Library
316 W 3RD ST
Kennedale, Texas
(817) 985-2136

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Kennedale Public Schools

James A Arthur Int
100 Mistletoe Dr
ZIP: 76060
(817) 563-8300
Middle
Total Enrollment 461
James F Delaney El
203 Clover Ln Dr
ZIP: 76060
(817) 563-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 746
Kennedale Alter Ed Prog
100 W Mansfield Hwy
ZIP: 76060
(817) 563-8060
Other
Kennedale H S
901 Treepoint Dr
ZIP: 76060
(817) 563-8100
High
Total Enrollment 993
Kennedale J H
930 Corry A Edwards Dr
ZIP: 76060
(817) 563-8200
Middle
Total Enrollment 488

Kennedale Private Schools

Fellowship Academy
1021 Bowman Springs Rd
ZIP: 76060
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 222
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