Pantego, Texas

Pantego, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Town of Pantego

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Tarrant
government_footnotes =
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Dorothy Aderholt
established_title = Incorporated (city)
established_date = May 22, 1952
area_magnitude = 1 E9
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 2.6
area_land_km2 = 2.6
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2318
population_density_sq_mi = 2318
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
latd = 32 |latm = 42 |lats = 55 |latNS = N
longd = 97 |longm = 09 |longs = 17 |longEW = W
area_land_sq_mi = 1.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
elevation_m = 174
elevation_ft = 571
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 76013
area_code = 817
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-55020GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1343518GR|3
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website =
settlement_type = Town

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map_caption = Location of Pantego in Tarrant County, Texas

Pantego is a town in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,318 at the 2000 census. It is entirely surrounded by the cities of Arlington and Dalworthington Gardens. It is in the middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a metropolitan area spanning several counties.


Originally incorporated in 1949, the town dissolved in February 1952 and re-incorporated on May 22, 1952.

The earliest Europeans in the area are thought to be the members of the DeSoto Expedition under Luis de Moscoso, in 1542. The expedition is thought to have camped near what is now Village Creek.

In 1841, during Texas's Independence, General Edward H. Tarrant skirmished with local Indians in the area.

Settlement of what would become Tarrant County started in the early 1840s.

Early settlers included Colonel Middleton Tate Johnson and Colonel Frederick Forney Foscue.

According to local tradition, Colonel Foscue had an Indian friend named Pantego.

In 1883, Colonel Foscue donated land for a school. Tradition holds the school was named Pantego in honor of Colonel Foscue's Indian friend.

Additional history can be found on the Town's web site's [ history] page.


Pantego is located at coor dms|32|42|55|N|97|9|17|W|city (32.715183, -97.154845)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

The town's southern border adjoins Dalworthington Gardens; both towns are completely surrounded by the city of Arlington.


[ Bicentennial Park] opened in 1976 and expanded in the 1990s.

Law and Government

Pantego is a General Law city. It has a City Council consisting of 5 members elected at large for staggered 2-year terms and a Mayor elected for a 2-year term.

Pantego has a council-manager form of government. It has a full-time police department and fire department and several citizen committees.

Residents can obtain a library card from [ Arlington's library system] . With an Arlington library card, they can check out books at most public and state-university libraries in Texas through the [ TexShare] program.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,318 people, 920 households, and 720 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,331.0 people per square mile (904.0/km²). There were 951 housing units at an average density of 956.3/sq mi (370.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.06% White, 8.58% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.90% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.67% of the population.

There were 920 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $68,571, and the median income for a family was $71,938. Males had a median income of $55,227 versus $37,969 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,471. About 5.7% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


No colleges or universities are present in this small community, but the town lies within driving distance to Arlington and the rest of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, which contains a number of colleges and universities including the University of Texas at Arlington and the Tarrant County College system.

Pantego lies within the Arlington Independent School District. Pantego is zoned to [ Hill Elementary School] , Bailey Junior High School, and Arlington High School.

In Texas, school district boundaries do not always follow city and county boundaries because all aspects of the school district government apparatus, including school district boundaries, are separated from the city and county government. In the case of Pantego, no Independent School District was ever established. The proximity of the already established Arlington ISD lead to the entirety of Pantego being served by the AISD since the middle of the 20th century.


External links

* [ Town of Pantego website]
* [ Pantego Fire Department]
* [ Pantego Police Department]
* [ William J. Bardin family papers] at the University of Texas at Arlington special collections

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