Hurst Facts & Demographics

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The City of Hurst was named after William Letchworth "Uncle Billy" Hurst in 1909.  In 1903 "Uncle Billy" agreed to let the railroad lay track connecting Fort Worth and Dallas on his land with the condition that a stop be established there, and a depot built and given his name.  The Rock Island Station was built in 1903, and along with the surrounding community, was finally officially given the name Hurst in 1909.

Hurst incorporated as a general law city on September 25, 1952 with a total population of 2,700.   Today the population, according to U.S. Census data for 2013, is estimated to be 38,448.

Other interesting Hurst facts:

  • Hurst is 9.92 square miles
  • Tarrant County College was opened in 1968
  • L. D. Bell High School opened in 1957
  • North East Mall - the largest mall in Tarrant County until the 1990s - opened in 1972
  • Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974
  • TEXpress express lanes opened in October 2014 easing traffic congestion on the 183/121 Freeway

Census Data for 2010, the most current official census, is listed below for your convenience.  You may also find the estimated current data on the U.S. Census website.

2010 Census Data


2010 City of Hurst Census Statistics  
Population   37,337
Living in the same house 1 year +  81.6%
High School Graduates  88.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher   27.9%
Mean travel time to work  24 Minutes
Housing units  15,761
Home ownership rate  68.6%
Median value of owner occupied housing units   $137,200
Persons per household  2.55
Median household income   $52,913 
 2010 Tarrant County Census Statistics  
 Population  1,809,034
 Living in the same house 1 year +  80.9%
 High school graduates  83.8%
 Bachelor's degree or higher  28.7%
 Mean travel time to work  25.7 minutes
 Housing units  714,803
 Home ownership rate  63.4%
 Median value of owner occupied housing units  $134,900
 Persons per household  2.72
 Median household income  $55,306 
 2008 Estimated 10-Minute Drive Time Statistics   
 Total Population  334,659
 Total Households  129,858
 Average household income  $67,974
 Median household income  $53,323 
 Total housing units owner occupied  60%
 Graduate, Bachelor's, Associate degree, some college  62% 

Employment Data

 Index  Hurst  Texas   National
 Income per capita  $27,744   $22,921  $25,804
 Median household income  $52,913  $49,421   $52,328
 Median household income owner occupied  $82,000  $58,488   $63,664
 Median household income renter occupied  $42,926  $34,283  $35,685 
 Median earnings; male  $44,959  $36,758   $38,921
 Median earnings; female  $28,990  $21,147  $23,115
 Unemployment rate (2000)  3.9%  4.4%   4.0%
 Unemployment rate (2010)  6.7%  8.2%  9.5%
 Unemployment rate (2013)  n/a  6.4%  7.3%
 Poverty level  6.6%  17.8%  12.3%
 This data is based upon 2010 estimates
 Source: areavibes.com © 2014
     

Annual Household Expenditures

Total Average Household Expenditure - $55190
Total Average Retail Expenditure - $24,920

 Commodity  Annual Expenditure  Commodity  Annual Expenditure
 Alcoholic Beverages $517  Furniture $542
 Apparel $2912   Gasoline & Oil $2345 
 Apparel Svc & Accessories $381   Gifts $1627 
 Books $151   Household Supplies $835 
 Books & Supplies $163   Housewares & Small Appliances $1129 
 Boys Apparel $163   Infant Apparel $135
 Cellular Phone Service $91  Jewelry $135 
 Cigarettes $446   Major Appliances $251
 Computer Software $56  Men's Apparel $538
 Cosmetics & Perfume $118  Personal Care Products $208
 Entertainment $2808  Pet Supplies & Services $292
 Fees & Admissions $690  Records/Tapes/CD $142
 Food & Beverages $8820  Recreational Equipment & Suppiles $1061
 Footwear $547  Women's Apparel $971