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Overview

Introduction to Watauga, Texas

Watauga, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 2 miles NW of North Richland Hills, Texas (center to center) and 9 miles NE of Fort Worth, Texas.

Watauga History

The original settlers arrived in 1843. The name 'Watauga,' which comes from the Cherokee word meaning 'village of many springs,' was also the anme of a Pre-Revolutionary War settlement in East Tennessee. The Texas and Pacific Railway passed through the area in 1881.

Watauga and Nearby Attractions

  • Amon Carter Museum
  • Southfork Ranch
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Things To Do In Watauga

Popular museums near the city include the Amon Carter Museum and Kimbell Art Museum. Several parks near Watauga, include Cedar Hill State Park and Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Both offer opportunities for recreation. Texas Motor Speedway racing track, which has a 160,000 person capacity, is nearby. Other places of interest include Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park and Six Flags Over Texas amusement park.

Watauga Transportation

Flights are available from Dallas/Fort Worth International airport.

Watauga Higher Education

Some of the colleges near Watauga are Weatherford College, Arlington Baptist College, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Christian University, and University of Texas at Arlington.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,322
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens8.7%
Employed Population 16+12,094
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married50.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.8%
Median Earnings25+$36,374
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,041
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,525

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,723
% Above Poverty Level90.8%
% Below Poverty Level9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone17.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,248
Median House Value$109,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.8%
Irish12.2%
German11.7%
English5.8%
Italian4.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish2.2%
Polish1.6%
Dutch1.1%
Norwegian0.7%
African0.7%
Arab0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Turkish0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Watauga Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tarrant County
Standard Zip Codes76137, 76148
Phone Area Codes682,817
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.86
Approximate Longitude-97.29

Watauga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches
StationDALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance14.1 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
StationBENBROOK DAM
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blue Mound3,263$46,793
Haltom City43,864$50,637
Hurst38,690$69,892
Keller44,250$134,017
North Richland Hills67,994$78,054
Richland Hills8,033$60,813

Watauga Public Libraries

Watauga Public Library
7109 WHITLEY RD
Watauga, Texas
(817) 514-5855

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Watauga Public Schools

Grace E Hardeman El
6100 Whispering Ln
ZIP: 76148
(817) 547-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 748
Watauga El
5937 Whitley Rd
ZIP: 76148
(817) 547-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 881
Watauga Middle
6300 Maurie Dr
ZIP: 76148
(817) 547-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 760
Whitley Road El
7600 Whitley Rd
ZIP: 76148
(817) 744-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 476

Watauga Private Schools

Harvest Christian Academy
7200 Denton Hwy
ZIP: 76148
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 275
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