The City of Euless TX
Euless is a small city covering a total area of 16.3 square miles located between Dallas and Fort Worth. The name of this city was taken from the name of a settler who moved to Texas from Tennessee in 1867 and then bought 170 acres of land on the area which is now located on the intersection of North Main St. and West Euless Boulevard. The name of this settler was Elisha Adam Euless, who quickly became a well respected figure in this early settlement after he built a cotton gin and a community center on his land.
The city of Euless TX was incorporated in 1953 and today it’s also known as “Tree City USA”, which is a national program that provides forestry management framework for cities and towns all over the nation. In order to achieve Tree City USA status, a community has to meet 4 basic standards: it has to maintain a tree board or management, has a community tree ordinance, spends a minimum of $2 per capita on urban forestry, and has to celebrate the Arbor Day.
In the year 2000, there were 11,626 families live in this small city with a total population of 46,005 people. White people made up 75.52% of the population, while the rest are African American (6.49%), Native American (0.64%), Asian (7.15%), Pacific Islander (1.86%), mixed races (2.96%) and others (5.38%). There are more than 2,500 Tongans live in this city, which is the largest concentration of Tongans population in America.
According to the 2010 census, the population has increased to 51,277.
The per capita income for the city of Euless TX in the year 2000 was 23,764 with median income for a household was $49,582 and $54,697 for a family. About 7.0% of the population were still below the poverty line.
This city only has small and medium size businesses. In fact, the highest employer in the city is the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District that employs 817 people, on the second position is LSG Sky Chefs, Inc. which is an airline catering company that employs 800 people, and on the third position is the City of Euless that only employs 390 people.
The Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District most of the educational needs in the city of Euless TX. This suburban school district is the largest in the state. There are 8 elementary schools, 2 junior high schools, and 1 high school in the city. Combined with the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, Euless has a total of 20 elementary schools, 5 junior high schools, and 2 high schools.
There are also some residents who prefer to attend schools in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District such as the Colleyville Heritage High School, Heritage Middle School, and Bear Creek Elementary.
Arbor Daze is one of the most important events in Euless Calendar of event. It’s a celebration of trees that’s usually held from Saturday to Sunday on the last weekend of April. Usually there will be two concert stages, a business tent, an art tent, and a kids tent in the festival. The Arbor Daze festival in the city of Euless TX has gained a lot of recognitions for its excellent programs and publications.