Southlake

Southlake is at the intersection of State Highway 114 and Farm Road 1709, on Southlake and the St. Louis Southwestern Railway seventeen miles north of Fort Worth in northern Tarrant and southern Denton counties. It is bordered by Grapevine, Keller, and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. By the 1960s the scattered community had incorporated. The estimated population was 1,250 in 1966 and 2,031 in 1970. People moving from cities to the rural atmosphere of Southlake caused phenomenal growth in the 1980s, when the population grew from 2,808 in 1980 to 7,065 in 1990. Most of the population (6,823) was in Tarrant County, and the remaining 242 were in Denton County. By 1990 six manufacturers in the community produced engines, concrete products, and food packaging. Southlake had become the third largest community in Tarrant County, after Fort Worth and Arlington. The population tripled in 2000 reaching 21,519.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Southlake is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.95453500
    Longitude
    -97.15023800

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Southlake by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Southlake
Pop. Year Source
31,797 2019 Texas Demographic Center
26,575 2010 Texas Demographic Center
21,519 2000 Texas Demographic Center
7,082 1990 Texas Demographic Center
2,808 1980 Texas Demographic Center
2,031 1970 Texas Demographic Center
1,023 1960 Texas Demographic Center