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.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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  • (Kit)
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Population Counts

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