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.
June Rayfield Welch | © Texas State Historical Association
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The City Hall building in the City of Irving in Dallas County, Texas. Photograph by Michael Barera.
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Irving by the Numbers
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|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|