Euless is a city in Tarrant County, Texas. It is an auburn of both Dallas and Fort Worth. Euless is also a part of what is known as the Mid-Cities region between Dallas and Fort Worth. The city has a total area of 16.3 square miles.
Euless is named after native Tennessean, Elisha Adam Euless who moved to Texas in 1867 and later bought 170 acres of land at what is now the intersection of North Main St. and West Euless Boulevard. He started a cotton gin and a community center on his property, quickly becoming a prominent figure among other settlers. He was later elected county sheriff, both in 1892 and in 1894, after which Euless retired. The community developed around the land Euless owned, and the locals decided to name the city in honor of him.
As of the 2020 United States Census, Euless was comprised of 61,032 people, 21,967 households, and 13,245 families residing in the city. 43.9% of the housing units were owned by the residents and the median value of the houses was estimated to be $200,500. 56.1% of the population lived in rented dwellings with median gross rent estimated to be $1,1536 per month. 6.1% of the population was under 5 years of age; similarly, 23% were under 18 years, 10.2% were above 65%, and 51% were females. There were 2,376 veterans residing in the city. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.31.
The largest employer in Euless is the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District with over 800 employees. It is followed by LSG Sky Chefs, Inc. with over 800 employees as well. Other large employers include Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and others.
Culture & Recreation
Euless celebrates Arbor Daze, a celebration of trees, which is held in the municipal complex annually in April. This celebration includes live music, business tents, and activities for children. The celebration has earned the city many awards and recognitions for programs and publications on the matter, making it one of Texas’ most popular festivals.