Keller is a city located in the northeast portion of Tarrant County in the US State of Texas that is major suburb of Fort Worth and advertises itself as "successfully balancing big-city comforts with small-town charm". Its density of 2,200 people per square mile and plenty of natural land is complemented by its recently constructed town hall, municipal service center, and award-winning recreation and aquatic center. The 2010 census recorded its population as 39,627, which ranks modestly as 74th in the state.
Keller was settled in the early 1850s and became a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railway, named after John C. Keller, a foreman on the railroad. The wooded region around Keller attracted settlers because of the close proximity to the Trinity River, a supply of plentiful game and water, and the abundance of land for cattle raising and farming. Keller was incorporated on November 16, 1955.
New residential development is gradually filling in open spaces, with neighboring towns affording no opportunity to expand its boundaries. The 1980 Census calculated Keller's population at 4,555; today, about 42,000 residents call Keller home. The city planned for its growth and has recently constructed a new town hall, municipal service center, and award-winning recreation and aquatic center known as The Keller Pointe. It has renovated and expanded its police facility, which houses the Regional Jail, Regional Animal Adoption Center and regional 911 dispatch center, completed a major expansion to the Keller Public Library, and constructed a new fire station (#4) for the southern portion of the city. The enrollment in the Keller Independent School District has doubled during the past 10 years and is expected to do the same during the next decade, making it the ninth-fastest growing school district in Texas.]Money magazine rated Keller as one of the 10 "Best Places to Live" in the United States for 2009, ranked number 7. It rated Keller as one of the 100 "Best Places to Live" in the United States for 2011, ranked number 93. The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey listed Keller as one of the "Nation's Richest Cities" with a population over 20,000 in 2008, ranked number 59 with median household income of $114,542. Neighboring Southlake was ranked number 1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.4 square miles, all land. Keller is just east of Interstate 35W, while being situated just south of Highway 114 and Alliance Gate Freeway.
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