Colleyville, Texas

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Colleyville is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States and a wealthy suburb of Fort Worth. The population was 19,636 at the 2000 census. It was named in the early 1900s for Dr. Lilburn H. Colley, one of its early residents and a veteran of the Union Army.



Colleyville is located at 32°53′6″N 97°8′57″W / 32.885°N 97.14917°W / 32.885; -97.14917 (32.885062, -97.149233)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.1 square miles (33.9 km²), of which approximately 0.08% of its area is water.


The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (GCISD) serves most of Colleyville. GCISD has two high schools - Colleyville Heritage, the school that some Colleyville students attend due to district dividing lines, is one of the highest ranked in the country. The other school is Grapevine High School, which has been achieving recognition for 100 years in 2007. It also made the list for the top 100 high schools throughout the nation ranked by Newsweek.

A small number attend Keller High School as well. The northwestern-most part of Colleyville lies inside the Keller Independent School District. KISD has one campus, Liberty Elementary, within the city of Colleyville.

Portions of Colleyville also lay with-in the jurisdictions of Birdville Independent School District, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, and Carroll Independent School District.

Covenant Christian Academy is a private, religious school offering classical education and is also in Colleyville. It offers classes from Pre-K through 12th grade. It is a member of the Texas Association for Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). It is fully accredited private school.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 19,636 people, 6,406 households, and 5,823 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,499.6 people per square mile (579.2/km²). There were 6,549 housing units at an average density of 500.2/sq mi (193.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.14% White, 1.31% African American, 0.39% Native American, 3.15% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.23% of the population. There were 6,406 households out of which 49.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 85.4% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.1% were non-families. 7.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.24.

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