Dalworthington Gardens, Texas

Coordinates: 32°41′48″N 97°9′21″W / 32.69667°N 97.15583°W / 32.69667; -97.15583
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Dalworthington, Texas
City of Dalworthington Gardens
Motto: 
"A rural oasis in the heart of the metroplex"[1]
Location of Dalworthington Gardens in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Dalworthington Gardens in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°41′48″N 97°9′21″W / 32.69667°N 97.15583°W / 32.69667; -97.15583
Country United States
State Texas
County Tarrant
Area
 • Total1.82 sq mi (4.72 km2)
 • Land1.79 sq mi (4.63 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)  1.95%
Elevation
571 ft (174 m)
Population
 • Total2,293
 • Density1,282.44/sq mi (495.15/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-19084[4]
GNIS feature ID1333892[5]
Websitehttp://www.cityofdwg.net/

Dalworthington Gardens is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States and a suburb of Arlington.

History[edit]

The community was established in 1934 as a subsistence homestead project during the Great Depression under the authority of the National Industrial Recovery Act as part of the Subsistence Homesteads Division. The purpose of the homestead program was to help families attain a better standard of living through a combination of part-time industrial employment and subsistence agriculture. Dalworthington Gardens was one of five such projects located in Texas. Its inclusion the in group was at the suggestion of Eleanor Roosevelt, who happened upon the area while visiting the Fort Worth family of the woman to whom the son of her and President Roosevelt, Elliot, had become engaged. Of the five sites selected for this program, Dalworthington "colony" as it was originally called, is the only one still in existence today. Since it has been in constant operation from its inception, it maintains its original zoning regulations, which allow subsistence farming and livestock on any lots over one-half acre that remain owned and occupied from the time the zoning was first put into effect. Thus, one can see small, older frame homes with livestock on their lot, near and even adjacent to large modern homes with values in excess of $1 million.[1][7] The community's name is a portmanteau of the names of the three anchor cities of the metroplex: Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington.[7]

Geography[edit]

Dalworthington Gardens is located at 32°41′48″N 97°9′21″W / 32.69667°N 97.15583°W / 32.69667; -97.15583 (32.696633, –97.155705).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.95%, is covered by water.[9]

The town's northern border adjoins Pantego; both towns are completely surrounded by the city of Arlington.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1950267
196043061.0%
197075776.0%
19801,10045.3%
19901,75859.8%
20002,18624.3%
20102,2593.3%
20202,2931.5%
2021 (est.)2,273[10]−0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
Dalworthington Gardens racial composition (2020)[12]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,625 70.87%
Black or African American (NH) 201 8.77%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 5 0.22%
Asian (NH) 135 5.89%
Pacific Islander (NH) 3 0.13%
Some other race (NH) 8 0.35%
Mixed/multiracial (NH) 87 3.79%
Hispanic or Latino 229 9.99%
Total 2,293

As of the 2020 United States census, 2,293 people, 789 households, and 657 families resided in the city. Its population was 2,259 at the 2010 census.[15]

Politics[edit]

Dalworthington Gardens is a largely Republican jurisdiction in modern times, having supported the GOP in the last six presidential elections, and the last seven Texas gubernatorial elections.

Dalworthington Gardens city vote
by party in presidential elections
Year Democratic Republican Third Parties
2020[16] 32.96% 467 67.04% 950 0.00% 0
2016[17] 26.32% 348 68.91% 911 4.77% 63
2012[18] 22.48% 305 75.76% 1,028 1.77% 24
2008[19] 25.09% 352 73.98% 1,038 0.93% 13
2004[20] 21.58% 311 77.10% 1,111 1.32% 19
2000[21] 22.66% 261 73.96% 852 3.39% 39
Dalworthington Gardens city vote
by party in gubernatorial elections
Year Democratic Republican Third Parties
2022[22] 31.61% 378 67.39% 806 1.00% 12
2018[23] 23.52% 294 75.28% 941 1.20% 15
2014[24] 24.46% 236 74.61% 720 0.93% 9
2010[25] 22.05% 204 74.16% 686 3.78% 35
2006[26] 19.83% 190 51.36% 492 28.81% 276
2002[27] 24.34% 223 74.34% 681 5.32% 12
1998[28] 17.69% 133 81.38% 612 0.93% 7

Education[edit]

Public education[edit]

Dalworthington Gardens lies within the Arlington Independent School District.[29] Dalworthington Gardens is served by Key Elementary School, Gunn Junior High School, Martin High School, and Arlington High School.

In Texas, school district boundaries do not always follow city and county boundaries because all aspects of the school district government apparatus, including school district boundaries, are independent from the city and county government. In the case of Dalworthington Gardens, no independent school district was ever established. The proximity of the already established Arlington ISD led to the entirety of Dalworthington Gardens being served by the AISD since the middle of the 20th century.

Colleges and universities[edit]

No colleges or universities are located in this community, but the town lies in proximity to the University of Texas at Arlington. The community is also served by the Tarrant County College district of junior colleges, which has campuses located in some surrounding cities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The City of Dalworthington Gardens". The City of Dalworthington Gardens. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2020 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Dalworthington Gardens city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2024.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Dalworthington Gardens, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Bagby, Pam. "History of Dalworthington Gardens". City of DWG. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Dalworthington Gardens city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  13. ^ "Census.gov". Census.gov.
  14. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  15. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Dalworthington Gardens city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  16. ^ Tarrant County hadn’t voted Democrat for president since 1964. How did Joe Biden win? star-telegram.com (subscription required)
  17. ^ Precinct Report — Official tarrantcounty.com
  18. ^ Official results clarityelections.com
  19. ^ Precinct Report — Total Voters — Official tarrantcounty.com
  20. ^ Precinct report tarrantcounty.com
  21. ^ Official canvass tarrantcounty.com
  22. ^ "Election Night Reporting". results.enr.clarityelections.com. Retrieved November 29, 2023.
  23. ^ 2018 elections
  24. ^ 2014 elections
  25. ^ "2010 elections" (PDF). Retrieved November 29, 2023.
  26. ^ "2006 elections" (PDF). Retrieved November 29, 2023.
  27. ^ 2002 elections
  28. ^ 1998 elections
  29. ^ "Arlington Independent School District". Arlington Independent School District. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[13][14]

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