Burleson is a Texas city that lies in both Johnson and Tarrant County. It is a suburb of Fort Worth. The city is bordered to the north by the cities of Crowley, Fort Worth, and Dallas.
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 47,641 people, 15,979 households, and 12,330 families residing in the city. In 2010, there were 36,696 people and 14,018 households. The population density was 1,410.8 inhabitants per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.6% White (83.2% Non-Hispanic), 2.3% African American, 1.1% Asian, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.5% of the population.
The Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad, also known as “The Katy”, extended its service from Denison to Waco. As a result, in 1880, the segment from Fort Worth to Alvarado that was being laid out needed a mid-way depot. Grenville M. Dodge purchased land for the depot and a town surrounding it from Rev. Henry C. Renfro at the site of what is now called “Old Town” Burleson. The city lost the majority of its establishments and homes in an 1895 fire but was rebuilt, sparking a bustling town in years to come.
The average household income in Burleson, Texas is $69,000. There are 1,300 businesses in Burleson which employ a total of 10,500 people. The majority of residents employed work for Burleson ISD with 1,603 employees followed by Walmart and the City of Burleson.
The climate is characterized by hot and humid summers but generally mild to cool winters. Burleson has a humid subtropical climate. July and August are typically the hottest months, with highs averaging around 95 °F and lows around 72 °F. December and January are the coldest months, with highs averaging 56 °F. and lows around 34 °F. The average annual rainfall is 37 inches per year.