Burleson, Texas

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Burleson, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Burleson, Texas
Coordinates: 32°32′9″N 97°19′38″W / 32.53583°N 97.32722°W / 32.53583; -97.32722Coordinates: 32°32′9″N 97°19′38″W / 32.53583°N 97.32722°W / 32.53583; -97.32722
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountiesJohnson, Tarrant
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Kenneth Shetter
Stuart Gillaspie
Rick Green
Matt Powell
Matt Aiken
Dan McClendon
Chip Stephens
 • City ManagerCurtis Hawke
Area
 • Total26.1 sq mi (67.5 km2)
 • Land26.0 sq mi (67.4 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total36,690
 • DensityBad rounding here1,400/sq mi (Bad rounding here540/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes76028, 76097
Area code(s)817
FIPS code48-11428[1]
GNIS feature ID1331683[2]
WebsiteBurlesonTX.com
 
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Burleson, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Burleson, Texas
Coordinates: 32°32′9″N 97°19′38″W / 32.53583°N 97.32722°W / 32.53583; -97.32722Coordinates: 32°32′9″N 97°19′38″W / 32.53583°N 97.32722°W / 32.53583; -97.32722
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountiesJohnson, Tarrant
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Kenneth Shetter
Stuart Gillaspie
Rick Green
Matt Powell
Matt Aiken
Dan McClendon
Chip Stephens
 • City ManagerCurtis Hawke
Area
 • Total26.1 sq mi (67.5 km2)
 • Land26.0 sq mi (67.4 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total36,690
 • DensityBad rounding here1,400/sq mi (Bad rounding here540/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes76028, 76097
Area code(s)817
FIPS code48-11428[1]
GNIS feature ID1331683[2]
WebsiteBurlesonTX.com

Burleson is a city in Johnson and Tarrant counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is considered a suburb of Fort Worth and is located in the rapidly growing suburban expanse just south of the city. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,690,[3] having increased from the 20,976 residents counted during the 2000 census. Burleson is named for Rufus Columbus Burleson, a former president of Baylor University in Waco.[4]

A historical marker is also pending outside Burleson at the location of a stagecoach robbery by the notorious frontier outlaw Sam Bass.[5]

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Geography

Burleson is located at 32°32′9″N 97°19′38″W / 32.53583°N 97.32722°W / 32.53583; -97.32722 (32.535939, -97.327257).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.1 square miles (67.5 km2), of which 26.0 square miles (67.4 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.25%, is water.[7]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,976 people, 7,610 households, and 5,981 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,067.7 inhabitants per square mile (412.2/km²). There were 7,794 housing units at an average density of 396.7 per square mile (153.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.62% white, 0.40% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.41% of the population.

There were 7,610 households of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% are classified as non-families according to the United States Census Bureau. Of 7,610 households, 287 are unmarried partner households: 238 heterosexual, 23 same-sex male, and 26 same-sex female households.

18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.11.

The age distribution of the city is 29.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,432, and the median income for a family was $56,031. Males had a median income of $40,567 versus $27,032 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,175. About 4.9% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Burleson falls in the CFa (Humid, Subtropical) region of the Köppen climate classification system which is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters.

Climate data for Burleson, TX
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °F (°C)86
(30)
95
(35)
95
(35)
96
(36)
101
(38)
103
(39)
109
(43)
109
(43)
110
(43)
98
(37)
89
(32)
81
(27)
110
(43)
Average high °F (°C)56
(13)
60
(16)
67
(19)
76
(24)
82
(28)
89
(32)
94
(34)
95
(35)
88
(31)
77
(25)
66
(19)
57
(14)
75.6
(24.2)
Average low °F (°C)33
(1)
37
(3)
44
(7)
52
(11)
61
(16)
69
(21)
72
(22)
72
(22)
65
(18)
54
(12)
44
(7)
35
(2)
53.2
(11.8)
Record low °F (°C)13
(−11)
8
(−13)
17
(−8)
26
(−3)
41
(5)
52
(11)
58
(14)
53
(12)
41
(5)
23
(−5)
21
(−6)
−6
(−21)
−6
(−21)
Precipitation inches (mm)2.07
(52.6)
2.74
(69.6)
3.63
(92.2)
2.79
(70.9)
4.53
(115.1)
4.01
(101.9)
2.42
(61.5)
2.27
(57.7)
3.22
(81.8)
4.30
(109.2)
2.58
(65.5)
2.50
(63.5)
37.06
(941.3)
Source: The Weather Channel[8]

Education

The City of Burleson is served by the Burleson Independent School District and the Joshua Independent School District.

Notable people

Kelly Clarkson at the 2009 Women's World Awards in Austria.
Robert B. Anderson, 56th United States Secretary of the Treasury

See also

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