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IRVING (/ɜːrvɪŋ/ UR-ving ) is a principal city located in Dallas County in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Texas
Texas
. According to a 2013 estimate from the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau , the city population was 228,653 making it the thirteenth most populous city in Texas. Irving is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex
Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex
.

Irving includes the Las Colinas
Las Colinas
community, one of the first master-planned developments in the United States
United States
and once the largest mixed-use development in the Southwest with a land area of more than 12,000 acres (4,856 ha). Las Colinas
Las Colinas
is home to the Mustangs at Las Colinas , which is the largest equine sculpture in the world, as well as many Fortune 500 companies, such as ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil
, Kimberly-Clark and Fluor Corporation . In January 2011 the city completed the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
Las Colinas
and continues to develop the area into a mixed-use complex including a special entertainment district.

Part of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
lies inside the city limits of Irving.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Geography

* 2.1 Climate

* 3 Demographics

* 3.1 2000 Census
Census
* 3.2 2010 Census
Census
* 3.3 Foreign-born population * 3.4 Major ethnic groups

* 4 Economy

* 4.1 Subsidiaries of foreign companies

* 5 Sports

* 6 Government and infrastructure

* 6.1 Local government * 6.2 County government * 6.3 Federal representation

* 7 Education

* 7.1 Primary and secondary schools

* 7.1.1 Public schools * 7.1.2 Private schools

* 7.2 Colleges and universities

* 8 Transportation
Transportation
* 9 Notable people * 10 Sister cities * 11 See also * 12 References * 13 Bibliography * 14 External links

HISTORY

See also: Timeline of Irving, Texas
Texas
Texas
Texas
Stadium, the now-demolished former home of the Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
in Irving.

Irving was founded in 1903 by J.O. "Otto" Schulze and Otis Brown. It is believed that literary author Washington Irving
Washington Irving
was a favorite of Netta Barcus Brown, and consequently the name of the town site, Irving, was chosen. Irving originally began in 1889 as an area called Gorbit, and in 1894 the name changed to Kit. Irving was incorporated April 14, 1914, with Otis Brown as the first mayor.

By the late nineteenth century the Irving area was the site of churches , two cotton gins , a blacksmith shop and a general store. The Irving district public school system dates back to the 1909 establishment of Kit and Lively schools. Population growth was slow and sometimes halting, with only 357 residents in 1925, but a significant increase began in the 1930s.

By the early 1960s the city had a population of approximately 45,000. A number of manufacturing plants operated in Irving, along with transportation , retail and financial businesses. The University of Dallas
Dallas
in Irving opened in 1956, and Texas Stadium
Texas Stadium
was completed in 1971 as the home field of the Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
.

Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashed in Irving on August 2, 1985.

Irving's population reached 155,037 in 1990 and the United States Census
Census
estimated 236,607 residents in 2016, a 3.5 percent population increase over 2013 census estimates.

Joseph Rice recorded the history of Irving in his 1989 book, Irving: A Texas
Texas
Odyssey (Northridge, California: Windsor Publications ISBN 978-0-89781-300-6 ). Rice explored Irving's past and culture in his treatment of the city.

GEOGRAPHY

IRVING, TEXAS

CLIMATE CHART (EXPLANATION )

J F M A M J J A S O N D

1.9 55 36 2.3 61 41 3.1 69 49 3.5 77 56 5.3 84 65 3.9 92 73 2.4 96 77 2.2 96 76 2.7 89 69 4.7 79 58 2.6 66 47 2.5 57 39

Average max. and min. temperatures in °F

Precipitation totals in inches

Source: Weather.com / NWS

METRIC CONVERSION

J F M A M J J A S O N D

48 13 2 59 16 5 80 21 9 88 25 13 135 29 18 100 33 23 62 36 25 55 36 24 67 32 21 118 26 14 66 19 8 64 14 4

Average max. and min. temperatures in °C

Precipitation totals in mm

According to the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau , the city has a total area of 67.7 square miles (175 km2), of which 67.2 square miles (174 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (0.65%) is water.

CLIMATE

The warmest month on average is July, and the highest recorded temperature was 112 °F (44 °C) in 1980. The average coolest month is January, and the lowest recorded temperature was −8 °F (−22 °C) in 1899. Irving is considered to be part of the humid subtropical region.

May is the average wettest month.

DEMOGRAPHICS

HISTORICAL POPULATION

CENSUS POP.

1920 357

1930 731

104.8%

1940 1,089

49.0%

1950 2,621

140.7%

1960 45,985

1,654.5%

1970 97,260

111.5%

1980 109,943

13.0%

1990 155,037

41.0%

2000 191,615

23.6%

2010 216,290

12.9%

EST. 2016 238,289

10.2%

U.S. Decennial Census
Census
2013 Estimate

2000 CENSUS

As of the census of 2000, there were 191,615 people, 76,241 households, and 46,202 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,850.2 people per square mile (1,100.4/km²). There were 80,293 housing units at an average density of 1,194.3 per square mile (461.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.2% White , Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.2% of the population, 10.2% African American , 0.7% Native American , 8.24% Asian , 0.13% Pacific Islander , 13.4% from other races , and 3.20% from two or more races. Non-Hispanic Whites
Non-Hispanic Whites
were 48.2% of the population, down from 88.9% in 1980.

There were 76,241 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 39.4% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,956, and the median income for a family was $50,172. Males had a median income of $35,852 versus $30,420 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,419. About 8.0% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line , including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

2010 CENSUS

As of the census of 2010, there were 216,290 people, 82,538 households, and 51,594 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,218.6 people per square mile (1,242.1/km²). There were 91,128 housing units at an average density of 1,356 per square mile (523.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.1% White (30.8% Non-Hispanic White ), 12.3% African American , 0.9% Native American , 14.0% Asian , 0.1% Pacific Islander , 16.2% from other races , and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 41.1% of the population.

There were 82,538 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city, 29% of the population was under the age of 19, 8% was between ages 20 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.3 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The 2012 median income for a household in the city was $49,303, and the median income for a family was $54,755. Males had an estimated median income of $40,986 versus $36,518 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,970. About 13.2% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line , including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

FOREIGN-BORN POPULATION

As of 2007, about 33% of the population was not born in the United States.

MAJOR ETHNIC GROUPS

In 2010, 41% of the city's population was of Hispanic or Latino origin. The largest group is those of Mexican origin , while those of Salvadoran heritage form the second largest group; in 2009 they formed 11.8% of those born outside of the United States. The Hispanic and Latino residents have moved into areas of eastern Irving, which contain older neighborhoods than other areas of Irving.

The largest Asian ethnic group in Irving is the Asian Indians . As of 2009 the Indians have mainly settled in proximity to high technology companies, into an area in western Irving along Texas State Highway 114 , In order to absorb the Indian population, dense condominium and rental properties have opened in western Irving.

ECONOMY

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Envoy Air
Envoy Air
headquarters

According to the City's 2012-13 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# EMPLOYER # OF EMPLOYEES

1 Citigroup
Citigroup
, Inc. 5,700

2 Verizon
Verizon
3,260

3 Irving Mall 2,100

4 Aegis Communications 2,000

5 Allstate Insurance 2,000

6 YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide
1,941

7 Nokia
Nokia
1,700

8 NEC Corporation of America 1,515

9 Microsoft
Microsoft
1,351

10 Neiman Marcus
Neiman Marcus
Direct 1,339

Several large businesses have headquarters in Irving, including Caliber Home Loans , Chuck E. Cheese\'s , Commercial Metals , Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle), ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil
, Gruma
Gruma
, H.D. Vest , Kimberly-Clark , La Quinta Inns and Suites
La Quinta Inns and Suites
, Michaels Stores , 7-Eleven
7-Eleven
, Southern Star Concrete, Inc. , Stellar , a global contact center provider, Zale Corporation , Fluor Corporation , NCH Corporation , ITW Polymers Sealants North America, Celanese Corporation, a leading producer of specialty chemicals, and LXI Enterprise Storage.

The city is also home to the national headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America .

SUBSIDIARIES OF FOREIGN COMPANIES

The headquarters of Nokia
Nokia
America and NEC Corporation of America are located in Irving. The American headquarters of BlackBerry is located in Irving.

Perhaps as a result of the Nokia-Irving connection, Irving is twinned with Nokia's headquarters city, Espoo
Espoo
in Finland
Finland
.

SPORTS

Irving was the home of Texas Stadium
Texas Stadium
, the former home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
. The stadium was demolished on April 11, 2010. Irving Independent School District (IISD) high schools play football and other sports at Irving Schools Stadium. Irving sponsors a citywide high-school age ice hockey team, the Irving Wolfpack of the D/FW Junior Varsity GOLD league.

In the spring, the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas
Dallas
at Las Colinas hosts the Byron Nelson Championship
Byron Nelson Championship
, an annual PGA Tour
PGA Tour
golf tournament. The Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Country Club hosts the L PGA Tour
PGA Tour
's Volunteers of America Texas
Texas
Shootout each spring as well.

Irving is the home of two Football Bowl Subdivision
Football Bowl Subdivision
conferences: the Big 12 Conference
Big 12 Conference
and Conference USA
Conference USA
.

GOVERNMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

See also: List of mayors of Irving, Texas
Texas

Prior to the November 2008 elections, Irving banned the sale of alcoholic beverages in stores, making it the largest in population dry suburb in North Texas. In 2004 the pro-alcohol measure failed with 63% of voters opposing the measure. In 2006, 52% voted against the measure. On the third attempt, with heavy monetary backing by retailers, voters narrowly voted in favor of the measure in 2008. People in favor of changing Irving's liquor laws saw the interest in the 2008 United States
United States
Presidential Election as a catalyst for changing the laws in their favor.

In 2009 Irving had a city council that was entirely at-large. While Irving has a large population of racial minorities, the entire city council and the mayor's office, was entirely non-Hispanic White. Manny Benavidez, a resident of Irving, filed a lawsuit against the city in federal court in November 2007, saying that the voting system was not in compliance with the 1965 Voting Rights Act . On July 15, 2009, a federal judge ruled that Irving is required to create a new electoral system so that racial minority representatives may be voted into office. In 2010 elections, which included one at-large seat and two district-seats, three new council members were elected, replacing two incumbents and adding a newly created seat. Among the three new council members were two minority council members.

The city of Irving is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of which is to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and enable joint decisions.

COUNTY GOVERNMENT

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

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