Benbrook, Texas

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Benbrook is a city located in the southwestern corner of Tarrant County, Texas, in Texas's 12th congressional district, and a suburb of Fort Worth. In 2010, the population was 24,000 according to the NCTCOG, up from 20,208 in 2000 and 19,564 in 1990.

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Geography

Benbrook is a suburb of Fort Worth located at 32°41′5″N 97°27′24″W / 32.68472°N 97.45667°W / 32.68472; -97.45667 (32.684658, -97.456692)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31.2 km²); 11.4 square miles (29.7 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is water. The total area is 4.98 percent water, and the primary body of water is Benbrook Lake, formed in 1952 after the construction of Benbrook Dam by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which began in May 1947.

Demographics and population growth

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,208 people, 8,599 households, and 5,778 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,764.5 people per square mile (681.4/km²). There were 8,914 housing units at an average density of 778.3/sq mi (300.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.30 percent White, 4.42 percent African American, 0.50 percent Native American, 2.14 percent Asian, 0.04 percent Pacific Islander, 2.71 percent from other races, and 1.87 percent from two or more races. 6.96 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of 8,599 households, 28.5 percent had children under the age of 18 living in them, 56.0 percent were married couples living together, 8.7 percent had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8 percent were classified as non-families by the U.S. Census Bureau. Individual households made up 28.1 percent of the population, and 7.8 percent of all households had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. Of the 8,599 households, 315 consisted of unmarried partners: 251 unmarried opposite sex couples, 50 same-sex male, and 14 same-sex female households. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.86.

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