Willow Park, Texas

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Willow Park is a city in Parker County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,849 at the 2000 census.

Willow Park was the location of Trinity Meadows Race Track, one of the first horse racing tracks opened once Texas legalized parimutuel betting. However, it was never seriously considered for upgrade to first-class status, and once Lone Star Park opened, Trinity Meadows Race Track closed. It is home to Squaw Creek golf course, located just off Ranch House Road.

KTVT, Channel 11 in Fort Worth operates a 1 million watt doppler radar in Willow Park.

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Geography

Willow Park is located at 32°45′14″N 97°39′0″W / 32.75389°N 97.65°W / 32.75389; -97.65 (32.753808, -97.650081)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16.2 km²), of which, 6.2 square miles (15.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.60%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,849 people, 991 households, and 885 families residing in the city. The population density was 462.9 people per square mile (178.9/km²). There were 1,010 housing units at an average density of 164.1/sq mi (63.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.31% White, 0.32% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 1.26% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.55% of the population.

There were 991 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.5% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.6% were non-families. 9.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.06.

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