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Encyclopedia > Burleson, Texas

Burleson is a city located partially in Johnson County and partially in Tarrant County in 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 2006, the population was 30,300, up from 20,976 in 2000. Burleson is named for Rufus C. Burleson, President of Baylor University at Waco.[1] Johnson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Tarrant County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. ... For the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, see Waco Siege. ...


Burleson is the hometown of singer, songwriter, actress, and American Idol season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson. It was also in Burleson in which the annual Christianity-related See You at the Pole event originated. Burleson was notable for being a "prohibition" or almost completely dry town, until the November 7, 2006 election when alcohol sales were legalized. The northern reaches of Burleson lie in Tarrant County, and merchants are allowed to sell alcoholic beverages. AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop singer from Texas. ... See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual gathering of Christian students of all ages at a flagpole in front of their local school for prayer, scriputre-reading and hymn-singing, all during an early morning hour preceding the start of the school day. ... A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

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Geography

Location of Burleson, Texas

Burleson is located at 32°32′9″N, 97°19′38″W (32.535939, -97.327257)GR1. Image File history File links TXMap-doton-Burleson. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 51.0 km² (19.7 mi²). 50.9 km² (19.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.30%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 20,976 people, 7,610 households, and 5,981 families residing in the city. The population density was 412.2/km² (1,067.7/mi²). There were 7,794 housing units at an average density of 153.1/km² (396.7/mi²). 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. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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: 261 heterosexual, 0 same-sex male, and 26 same-sex female households. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


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.


In the city the population was spread out with 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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The City of Burleson is served by the Burleson Independent School District and the Joshua Independent School District. The Burleson Heritage Foundation, a local volunteer historical preservation and education organization, serves the community's cultural needs. Burleson Independent School District is a public school district based in Burleson, Texas. ...


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See also

A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

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Burleson County (6236 words)
Burleson County, in east central Texas, lies approximately forty-five miles east of the state capital at Austin and is bordered by Milam County on the north, on the east by Robertson and Brazos counties, on the south by Washington County, and on the west by Lee County.
Residents of Burleson County participated enthusiastically in the two world wars and contributed their sons unreservedly to both, but the county was not as directly affected by these conflicts as were many other Texas counties.
A Burleson County Chapter of the American Red Cross, with branches in a dozen communities and a membership of more than 3,900, was formed in July 1917 and worked diligently to provide relief and various social services to military personnel and their families.
Handbook of Texas Online: (1103 words)
Edward Burleson, soldier and statesman, son of Capt. James and Elizabeth (Shipman) Burleson, was born at Buncombe County, North Carolina, on December 15, 1798.
On October 20, 1817, Burleson was appointed a captain of militia in Howard County, Missouri; he was commissioned colonel on June 13, 1821, in Saline County, and was colonel of militia from 1823 to 1830 in Hardeman County, Tennessee.
On October 17, 1839, Burleson was in command of the ceremonies establishing Austin as the capital of the Republic of Texas.
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