Pelican Bay

Pelican Bay is a small resort community that developed along Eagle Mountain Lake in the northwestern corner of Tarrant County and about seventeen miles northwest of Fort Worth. The town existed in the 1970s and incorporated in 1981. Local government consisted of a mayor and city council. In the 1980s Pelican Bay had a Baptist church and a store. A boat ramp served fishermen in the area. In 1990 the community had a population of 1,271. That figure increased to 1,505 in 2000.

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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Population Counts

Pelican Bay
Pop. Year Source
1,772 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,547 2010 Texas Demographic Center
1,505 2000 Texas Demographic Center
1,271 1990 Texas Demographic Center