Irving, Texas

Irving, Texas

The City Hall building in the City of Irving in Dallas County, Texas. Photograph by Michael Barera.

Irving is on State Highway 183 and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, twelve miles west of Dallas in west central Dallas County. It began as a settlement called Gorbit (Gorbett, Torbit) and had a post office under that name from 1889 to 1894. In 1894 the name of the settlement and post office was changed to Kit, and the location was shifted to anticipate the route of a railroad. The line did not follow the original survey, and in 1902 Julius Otto Schulze and Otis Brown promoted a third townsite, called Irving, possibly after Washington Irving, Mrs. Brown's favorite author. The post office was moved to Irving in 1904.

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  • (Gorbett)
  • (Kit)
  • (Torbit)


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Population Counts

Pop. Year Source
256,684 2020 United States Census Bureau
246,924 2019 Texas Demographic Center
216,290 2010 United States Census Bureau
191,615 2000 United States Census Bureau
155,037 1990 United States Census Bureau
109,943 1980 United States Census Bureau
97,260 1970 United States Census Bureau
45,985 1960 United States Census Bureau
2,621 1950 United States Census Bureau
1,089 1940 United States Census Bureau
731 1930 United States Census Bureau
357 1920 United States Census Bureau