2025 Projection

2010 Census

2000 Census


Family Households


6, 182



Watauga is in the Mid-Cities area of the DFW region and enjoys the benefits of excellent transportation infrastructure.

– Proximity to Interstate Highway:  3.2 miles, I-820

– Proximity to Major Highway: 0 miles, US 377

– Nearest Commercial Airport: 12.9 miles, DFW International

– Proximity to Regional Airport: 23.4 miles, Dallas Love Field

– Proximity to Public Airport: 11.6 miles, Fort Worth Alliance

– Nearest Rail Passenger Service:
Trinity Metro TEXRail, Iron Horse Station; Trinity Metro TEXRail, Smithfield Station; Amtrak Station, Fort Worth – 1001 Jones Street

– Nearest Barge Port: 205 miles, Shreveport, LA

– Nearest Deepwater Port: 311 miles, Texas City, Texas

– Proximity to Mexican Border: 960 miles


  • Watauga draws from a commuting range of 10-50 miles
  • Workforce age population base (18)


CityLabor ForcePercent

Fort Worth, TX


Dallas, TX

North Richland Hills, TX2064.9%
Watauga, TX2044.9%
Arlington, TX   2024.8%
Haltom City, TX   1643.9%
Keller, TX   1132.7%
Hurst, TX   731.7%
Denton, TX   721.7%
Euless, TX   701.7%
All Other Locations1,77142.4%



AgeTotal Estimate

Labor Force Participation Rate Estimate

Employment/Population Rate Estimate

Unemployment Rate Estimate

Population 16 and over19,28370.4%67.4%4.3%
16 to 191,62834.3%30.5%11.3%
20 to 24 2,11988.1%81.5%7.5%
25 to 291,60387.3%80.8%7.4%
30 to 342,13386.8%85.0%2.2%
35 to 443,50687.7%85.7%2.3%
45 to 542,76380.8%79.0%2.2%
55 to 591,70881.8%77.3%5.5%
60 to 641,18463.3%60.6%4.1%
65 to 741,68722.0%21.3%3.0%
75 and over9528.4%8.4%0.0%

Employment Status American Community Survey

Source: United States Census Bureau

Major Employers

#Employer# of Employees
2Birdvillle ISD195
3City of Watauga190
5Harvest Baptist100
6North Pointe Health & Rehab92
8Keller ISD110
9Cotton Patch Cafe54


Texas has a long history of being a low tax, business-friendly state.  It also has a wealth of natural resources, shares a border with Mexico, is one of the United States’ largest trading partners, and has a growing consumer base in a nation where consumers fuel 70 percent of economic growth.
Because Texas has a comparably low per-capita tax rate (no state income tax or statewide property tax), both Watauga and Tarrant County are quite attractive from a tax perspective.

Local Tax

Property Taxes – Texas has no statewide ad-valorem property tax.  Local governments and special taxing districts levy property taxes on real and tangible personal  property.  All property is appraised at full-market value, and taxes are assessed by local county assessors on 100% of appraised value.

Taxing Entity2020 Tax Rates
City of Watauga.580404
Tarrant County.234
Birdville ISD1.3804
Keller ISD1.3947
Tarrant County College.13017
Tarrant Country Hospital.22429
Total Property Tax Rate3.943864

Note: Tax Rate is for properties Sales Taxes – Maximum rate is 8.25% (exemptions for groceries, medicine, property for resale, manufacturing equipment, and many items used exclusively on farms and ranches for food production). the city limits of Watauga.  The City of Watauga is served by two school districts.

Sales Taxes – Maximum rate is 8.25% (exemptions for groceries, medicine, property for resale, manufacturing equipment, and many items used exclusively on farms and ranches for food production).

Taxing JurisdictionTax Rate

State of Texas


Watauga Crime Control & Prevention District


Watauga Economic Development Corporation


City of Watauga


Total Sales Tax Rate


Note: Tax Rate is for properties within the city limits of Watauga

State Taxes

The State of Texas has an assortment of taxes that may or may not be applicable, depending on the type of business.  Listing of the various statewide taxes and rates.
Income Taxes

  • Texas does NOT have a Personal Income Tax
  • Texas does NOT have a Business Income Tax

Corporate Franchise Tax
The Corporate Franchise Tax is imposed upon all corporations and limited liability companies that do business in Texas, or that are chartered or authorized to do business in the state.

Corporations pay the greater of the tax on net taxable capital or net taxable earned surplus.  Taxable capital is a corporation’s stated capital (capital stock) plus surplus.  Surplus means the net assets of a corporation minus its stated capital.  For a limited liability company, surplus means the net assets of the company minus its members’ contributions.  State of Texas FAQ list for more information on the Corporate Franchise Tax, include the tax rates


  • Tax Abatements
  • Economic Development Grant (Chapter 380)
  • Infrastructure

Financial Institutions:

Chase Bank
6624 Watauga Rd.
Watauga, TX 76148

Wells Fargo Bank
7830 Denton Hwy
Watauga, TX 76148

7436 Denton Hwy
Watauga, TX 76148

Southside Bank
8024 Denton Hwy
Watauga, TX 76148


8 milesDowntown Fort Worth
11 milesDFW Airport
30 milesDowntown Dallas
12 milesFort Worth Alliance Airport
23 milesDallas Love Field Airport



  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Average HIGH 55.9 66 73 69.1 88 82.9 93 91.9 96.1 81 72 57.9
Average LOW 39.9 32 55 46.9 59 70 77 68 70 59 45 27
Average MEAN 47.3 47.3 62.7 58.3 73.3 76.5 85.1 79.8 84.1 71.3 58.5 41.4

Average temperature in January               35 degrees

Average temperature in July                       95 degrees

Average annual rainfall                                  38 inches

Days of sunny weather                                  233 days

Elevation above sea level                              607 feet

Average growing season                               264 days

Average first freeze                                        November 14

Average last freeze                                         March 21

All Temperatures are expressed in Degree Fahrenheit for CY 2020

Source:  The Old Farmer’s Almanac

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