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Overview

Introduction to White Settlement, Texas

White Settlement, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 8 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas.

This region was originally occupied by tribes of Native Americans. White pioneers arrived in the 18th century, however, even though they established a few settlements, most of the surrounding parts remained under the possession of the natives. To protect the pioneers, the War Department built a fort near the Trinity River in 1849, and named it "Fort Worth." It eventually led to the development of two separate settlements - one which was comprised of seven villages of Native Americans, and another which had white settlers. As a result, the community came to be known as "White Settlement." It was officially incorporated in 1941.

White Settlement and Nearby Attractions

  • White Settlement Historical Museum
  • Acton State Historic Site
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Kimbell Art Museum
  • Dinosaur Valley State Park

Things To Do In White Settlement

White Settlement is home to the White Settlement Historical Museum, which museum showcases artifacts depicting the life of the early American settlers. The Kimbell Art Museum houses exhibits in a building designed by Louis Kahn, while the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History features exhibits on dinosaurs, fossils, and local history. Acton State Historic Site, and Little Chapel-in-the-Woods are places of historic interest near the city. The 1,524-acre Dinosaur Valley State Park provides amenities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, and picnicking. Various recreational activities can also be pursued at the Cedar Hill State Park, Cleburne State Park, and Lake Mineral Wells State Park. White Settlement also offers easy access to several popular destinations like the Dallas World Aquarium, the Fort Worth Botanical Garden, the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and the Fort Worth Zoo.

White Settlement Transportation

Air transportation is available from Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport.

White Settlement Higher Education

Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, University of Texas at Arlington, and Weatherford College are situated nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,886
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+7,799
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married42.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13%
Median Earnings25+$29,579
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,772
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,924

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,159
% Above Poverty Level82.6%
% Below Poverty Level17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.1%
Median Gross Rent$843
Median House Value$73,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.9%
Irish11.4%
German10.9%
English5.4%
Scottish2%
African1.9%
Polish1.5%
Dutch1.3%
Swedish1.1%
French Except Basque1.1%
Italian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Cape Verdean0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Australian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Russian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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White Settlement Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tarrant County
Standard Zip Codes76108
Phone Area Codes817
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.79
Approximate Longitude-97.52

White Settlement 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
Distance7.4 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
StationBENBROOK DAM
Distance7.6 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 LOVE AP
Distance35.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lake Worth4,757$62,011
Lakeside1,023$88,229
River Oaks7,666$51,087
Sansom Park4,819$39,740

White Settlement Public Libraries

White Settlement Public Library
8215 WHITE SETTLEMENT RD
White Settlement, Texas
(817) 367-0166

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White Settlement Public Schools

Brewer Middle
1000 S Cherry Ln
ZIP: 76108
(817) 367-1267
Middle
Total Enrollment 986
Liberty El
7976 Whitney Dr
ZIP: 76108
(817) 367-1312
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Mesa H S
1000a S Cherry Ln
ZIP: 76108
(817) 367-1237
High
Total Enrollment 53
North El
9850 Legacy Dr
ZIP: 76108
(817) 367-1323
Primary
Total Enrollment 840
Tarrant Co J J A E P
401 S Cherry Ln
ZIP: 76108
(817) 255-2530
West El
8901 White Settlement Rd
ZIP: 76108
(817) 367-1334
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
White Settlement Disciplinary Campus
1000a S Cherry Ln
ZIP: 76108
(817) 367-1364
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