Euless, Texas

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Euless, Texas
City of Euless
MVI 2745 Euless, TX, welcome sign.jpg
Location of Euless in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Euless in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°50′54″N 97°5′30″W / 32.84833°N 97.09167°W / 32.84833; -97.09167Coordinates: 32°50′54″N 97°5′30″W / 32.84833°N 97.09167°W / 32.84833; -97.09167
Country United States
State Texas
County Tarrant
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Linda Martin
Tim Stinneford
Jeremy Tompkins
Eddie Price
Linda Eilenfeldt
Harry Zimmer
Salman Bhojani
 • City ManagerLoretta Getchell
 • City16.3 sq mi (42.1 km2)
 • Land16.3 sq mi (42.1 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
587 ft (179 m)
 • City51,277
 • Estimate 
 • Rank(US: 691st)
 • Density3,100/sq mi (1,200/km2)
 • Urban
5,121,892 (6th)
 • Metro
6,810,913 (4th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)214, 469, 972, 817
FIPS code48-24768[3]
GNIS feature ID1335538[4]

Euless (/ˈjlɪs/ YOO-liss) is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Dallas and Fort Worth. Euless is part of the Mid-Cities between Dallas and Fort Worth. The population was 51,277 at the 2010 census.[5]

The southwestern portion of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is inside the city limits of Euless.


Euless is named after Elisha Adam Euless, a native of Tennessee who moved to Texas in 1867 and later bought 170 acres (0.69 km2) of land on the current intersection of North Main St. and West Euless Boulevard.[6] Elisha started a cotton gin and a community center on his property, and quickly became a prominent figure among other settlers. The community developed around the land Euless owned, and the inhabitants decided to name the city "Euless" in honor of him.


Euless is located at 32°50′54″N 97°5′30″W / 32.84833°N 97.09167°W / 32.84833; -97.09167 (32.848253, -97.091782).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.3 square miles (42.1 km²), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201654,769[8]6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 46,005 people, 19,218 households, and 11,626 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,828.3 people per square mile (1,091.7/km²). There were 20,136 housing units at an average density of 1,237.9 per square mile (477.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.52% White, 6.49% African American, 0.64% Native American, 7.15% Asian, 1.86% Pacific Islander, 5.38% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.31% of the population.

There were 19,218 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.05. 1.26% of Euless households are same sex couples, giving Euless the ninth highest percentage of same sex couples among cities in Texas with over 50 same sex couples.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 39.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,582, and the median income for a family was $54,697. Males had a median income of $39,169 versus $32,370 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,764. About 5.7% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Tongan minority[edit]

Euless is notable for having one of the largest concentrations of Tongans outside of Tonga, with a community of 3,000 - 4,000 people.[10][11][12]

The first Tongans to settle in Euless were either Siupeli Netane, an American Airlines employee, and his wife Halatono[13] or the brothers Sione and Tevita Havea, students at the University of Texas at Arlington,[14] depending on sources.

Nepalese minority[edit]

Culturally in some neighborhoods in Euless, the Nepalese community is quite prevalent. Many People of Nepali origin have come as refugees from Bhutan[See section titled Ethnic conflict] Due to a high concentration of Nepalese residents from the adjacent city of Irving, many important cultural and national holidays are celebrated throughout the city and serves as a community hearth for the minority.

Surrounding cities[edit]

Here is the list of surrounding cities, they can also be seen from here.[15]


Local government[edit]

According to the city's 2007-2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city's various funds had $82.7 million in revenues, $73.7 million in expenditures, $239.5 million in total assets, $76.8 million in total liabilities, and $54.7 million in cash and investments.[16]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:[16]

City Department Director
City Manager Loretta Getchell
Deputy City Manager Bob Freeman
Director of Finance Janina Jewell
Fire Chief Wes Rhodes
Police Chief Michael Brown
Director of Parks and Community Services Ray McDonald
Director of Planning & Economic Development Mike Collins
Director of Public Works Hal Cranor

The Euless City Council as of February 2015 consisted of:[17]

  • Mayor: Linda Martin
  • Place 1: Tim Stinneford
  • Place 2: Jeremy Tompkins
  • Place 3: Eddie Price
  • Place 4: Linda Eilenfeldt, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Place 5: Harry Zimmer
  • Place 6: Salman Bhojani

The city of Euless is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of which is to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and enable joint decisions.

Arbor Daze[edit]

Arbor Daze is a celebration of trees. It is usually held on the last weekend of April from Saturday to Sunday. The location of Arbor Daze is in the municipal complex. During Arbor Daze there is a business tent, an art tent and two concert stages. There is also a kids tent called Kidz Zone. Parking is available anywhere in the municipal complex or at the nearby church, First Baptist Euless.[18]

The Arbor Daze festival has received over 47 awards and recognitions for excellent programs and publications, making it one of the most decorated festivals in Texas.[19]


Euless has eight elementary schools, two junior high schools, and one high school. Most of Euless is served by the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, but some parts of the city belong to Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District and attend Bear Creek Elementary, Heritage Middle School, and Colleyville Heritage High School. Euless also has Harmony Science Academy, a charter school.

The football team of Euless's Trinity High School has achieved national notoriety for its pre-game and post-game ritual dance, the New Zealand Māori Ka Mate haka, started by several players of Tongan descent.[20] The team won 5A Division 1 state football championships in 2005, 2007, and 2009 and was featured in an EA Sports commercial in 2010.[21][22]


According to the city's 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[16] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees % of Total City Employment
1 Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District 817 3.21%
2 LSG Sky Chefs, Inc. 800 3.14%
3 City of Euless 390 1.53%
4 Autogrill Group, Inc 325 1.28%
5 Beall Concrete 250 0.98%
6 Target 200 0.78%
7 Life Outreach International 186 0.73%
8 TJ Lambrecht Construction 185 0.73%
9 Home Depot 140 0.55%
10 Lowe's 135 0.53%

Notable people[edit]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Euless has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[27]

Recreation places[edit]

  • Euless Family Life Center
  • American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
  • McCormick Park
  • Bellaire Park
  • Oldwest Cafe
  • ItzUSA
  • Winewood Grill[28]


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  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Euless city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
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  12. ^ Longman, Jere (2008-10-09). "An island for Tongans in a Texas high school". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  13. ^ Goodwyn, Wade (4 October 2008). "Texas Football Team Thrives On Tonga Connection Listen Queue". National Public Radio. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  14. ^ Jones, Chris (8 May 2007). "Halatono Netane". City of Euless. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
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  22. ^ Fort worth Star Telegram ; Sports Section Thursday August 26th, 2010
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