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City of Azle TOTAL Property Tax (per $100 assessed value)
City of Azle Ad Valorem $0.67150
School District $1.32900
Total 2017 Azle taxes in TARRANT County $2.62839
Total 2017 Azle taxes in PARKER County $2.62170

 

County Tarrant County Parker County
County Tax $0.244000 $0.311719
Special Districts Hospital $0.224429 $0.11152
College (Tarrant/Weatherford) $0.140060 $0.11948
Lateral Road $0.07848
Regional Water District $0.019400
Total $0.62789 $0.62120

 

Sales & Use Tax Tarrant County Parker County
Municipal Sales Tax 1.25% 1.25%
State Sales Tax 6.25% 6.25%
Parker County 0.5%
Crime Control District 0.25% 0.25%
Municipal Development District 0.5%
Total 8.25% 8.25%

Franchise Tax

Franchise tax is based on a taxable entity’s margin. Unless a taxable entity qualifies and chooses to file using the EZ computation, the tax base is the taxable entity’s margin and is computed in one of the following ways:

  • total revenue times 70 percent;
  • total revenue minus cost of goods sold (COGS);
  • total revenue minus compensation; or
  • total revenue minus $1 million (effective Jan. 1, 2014)

Franchise Tax Overview

Entity Description # Employees
Azle ISD K-12 Education 842
Wal-Mart Retail 384
Texas Health Harris Hospital Healthcare 240
Tri-County Electric Coop Utility Provider 142
City of Azle Municipality 112
Azle Manor Skilled Nursing 106
Albertson’s Grocery Grocery 100
Rockwell American HQ / Trailer Component Manufacturing 100
Brookshires Grocery Grocery 65
Integrated Machine Solutions (IMS) HQ / Engineering and Manufacturing 61
TJ Machine and Tool HQ / Precision/CNC Machining 45
Clark’s Precision Machine and Tool HQ / Aerospace Machining 40
Texas Turbine, Inc. HQ / Turboexpander and Compressor Manufacturing 36
Metroplex Fabrication Manufacturing 25
CVS Pharmacy Retail/Pharmacy 25
SC Electronics HQ / Manufacturing 20

Source: City of Azle Economic Development, July 2017

 

Other Area Major Employers

Lake Worth Entity Description Employees
Wal-Mart Super Center Retail 550
Lake Worth ISD K-12 Education 535
Target Retail 200
Kohl’s Retail 150
Home Depot Hardware/Building Supplies 150
Albertson’s Grocery 105
City of Lake Worth Municipality 102
Brookshire’s Grocery 80
Lake Lodge Care Center Service 80
Lake Worth Nursing Home Service 75
Cotton Patch Café Restaurant 70
Hobby Lobby Retail 65
Ginger Brown’s Restaurant 60
Chili’s Grill & Bar Restaurant 58
Ross Stores Retail 55
PetSmart Retail 50
Chic Fil A Restaurant 50

Source: City of Lake Worth Economic Development, 2016

Fort Worth Entity Location Employees
AMR/American Airlines Fort Worth 25,000
Lockheed Martin Fort Worth 13,690
Fort Worth ISD Fort Worth 12,000
Texas Health Resources Arlington 12,000
NAS – Fort Worth – JRB Fort Worth 10,000
Arlington ISD Arlington 8,500
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington 7,311
JPS Health Network Fort Worth 6,500
City of Fort Worth Fort Worth 6,161
Cook Children’s Health Care System Fort Worth 6,042
Tarrant County College Fort Worth 5,999
Alcon Laboratories Fort Worth 5,393
Bell Helicopter Textron Fort Worth 4,953
BNSF Railway Fort Worth 4,500
Tarrant County Government Fort Worth 4,310
General Motors Arlington 4,125
GM Financial Fort Worth 3,829
Fidelity Westlake 3,700
JPMorgan Chase Fort Worth 3,678

Source: Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Economic Development, 2016

Valuation (in millions)

  • Residential
  • Commercial

Permits Issued

  • Residential
  • Commercial
Name Description Type Completion Date
2018
Palio’s Pizza Restaurant New Location March
Laura’s Pharmacy Pharmacy Relocation March
2017
Integrated Machinery Solutions Manufacturing/Engineering Expansion Winter
VWMB Industrial Refrigeration Manufacturing Expansion Fall
Russell Feed & Supply Retail Expansion Fall
National Bank of Texas Bank Expansion New Construction May
Sears Retail New Location February
Legacy Oaks Assisted/Independent Living/Memory Care 197 Units New Construction Spring 2018
Reata West Apartments 224 Units New Construction Summer 2018
Azle ISD Azle Elementary School New Construction Summer 2018
Azle ISD Walnut Creek Elementary School New Construction Summer 2018
Residential Developments
Kimbrough Residential Subdivision 29 Lot Single Family New Construction Summer 2018
Forest Glen 35 Lot Single Family New Construction Summer 2018
Ashwood Park – Phase 2 69 Lot Single Family New Construction Summer 2018
Eagle Lake Garden Village 31 Lot Single Family New Construction Summer 2018
2016
Emergency Care Emergency Care Facility New Construction Winter 2016
Harris Methodist Wound Care Center Medical New Construction April
Little’s Shop in the City Antiques New Business April
Young Sprouts Creative Learning Center Daycare New Construction February
Farmers Insurance Insurance New Business February
Rock Bottom Liquidations Retail New Business February
2015
Azle ISD New Gym / Auditorium New Construction August
Azle ISD New Automotive / Tech Center New Construction August
IMS Solutions Manufacturing New Construction July
ATT Retail Store New Location January
Russell Feed Retail Feed Store New Construction April
Anytime Fitness Fitness Center New Location July
Longhorn Crossfit Fitness Center Expansion June

Source: City of Azle Economic Development

Institution Distance (Miles) 2015 Enrollment # of Degrees Awarded
2-Year Colleges
North Central Texas College, Corinth 35 9,533 1,146
Tarrant County College Northwest, Fort Worth 10 7,690 1,302
Weatherford Community College, Weatherford 20 5,482 1000
Universities
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth 16 10,300 n/a
Texas Weslyan University, Fort Worth 20 2,633 n/a
Texas Women’s University, Denton 45 15,146 3,887
University of North Texas, Denton 42 37,175 8,114
University of Texas at Arlington 30 37,008 10,715

Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2014-2015

  • Electric – Tri-County Electric Cooperative, TXU Electric, Oncor Electric, www.powertochoose.org (A comprehensive list of all Retail Electric Providers, as listed by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas)
  • Gas – Atmos Energy
  • Internet – Charter/Spectrum, Frontier Communications, AT&T
  • Cable – DishTV, DirecTV, Charter/Spectrum, AT&T Uverse
  • Telephone – AT&T, Frontier Communications, T-Mobile, Sprint
  • Water – City of Azle, Source – Eagle Mountain Lake, Excess Capacity – 6 million gallons per day 2015 Water Quality Report
  • Wastewater – Azle Wastewater Department maintains and operates an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 2.45 Million Gallons per Day (MGD)
From Azle to: Miles
Loop 820 10
Interstate 30 16
Interstate 35W 17
Interstate 20 19
Houston 284
Austin 212
San Antonio 289
El Paso 596

 

Highways

  • Interstates 30, 20, 35W
  • State Highways – Loop 820, 114, 199, 730

 

Airports

Airport Name Service Type Miles from Azle Runway Lengths
Alliance Airport (AFW) Freight / General Aviation

26

9600 / 8200
DFW International Airport (DFW) Commercial

37

13401 / 13401 / 13400 13400 / 9301 / 9000 8500
Love Field (DAL) Commercial

46

8800 / 7752 / 6147
Meacham International Airport (FTW) General Aviation

12

7502 / 4005

2 Helipads

SUBDIVISION LOT AVAILABILITY / HOUSE VALUATION / SIZE

Data as of 1/26/2018 | Active Residential Subdivisions Map
Subdivision Name Platted Lots Houses Constructed Average Value of House Average Size of House Lots Available for Construction Primary Builder
Eagle Lake Garden Village 49 18 $189,000 1,890 31 TBD
Forest Glen 35 8 $180,000 1,800 27 Benchmark Homes
Kimbrough Single Family 29 6 $198,100 1,981 23 Riverside Homes
Escondido Eagle Mountain 70 62 $242,500 2,425 8 Varies
Oak Harbor Estates 33 31 $240,800 2,408 2 Benchmark Homes
Ashwood Park 140 140 $176,000 1,760 0 Complete
Bristol Farms 89 89 $205,600 2,056 0 Complete
Falcon Ridge 36 36 $209,900 2,099 0 Complete
Golden Pond 182 182 $183,800 1,838 0 Complete
Stribling Square 106 106 $196,400 1,964 0 Complete
Total 769 678 $202,210 2,022 91
Multi-Family 1 242 units $69,351 Partin Development

Value of new homes is based on $100.00 per sq. ft.

Total Civilian Labor Force – Not Seasonally Adjusted – February 2018

Employed Unemployed
Area Labor Force Employment Number % of Labor Force
Texas 13,811,924 13,241,913 570,011 4.1
Parker County 63,430 61,333 2,097 3.3
Tarrant County 1,054,211 1,015,705 38,506 3.7

Source: Tracer2.com

Quarterly Employment and Wages – 3rd Quarter 2017

Area Industry Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA Total, All Industries 3,457,047 $1,109
Parker County Total, All Industries 31,815 $858
Tarrant County Total, All Industries 874,916 $1,000

Source: Tracer2.com

Veterans Status – City of Azle

Subject Total Estimate Total %
Period of Service
Gulf War (9/2001 or later) 184 17.3
Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001) 152 14.3
Vietnam Era 334 31.5
Vietnam Era 334 31.5
Korean War 123 11.6
World War II 29 2.7
Sex
Male 976 92.0
Female 85 8.0
Age
18 to 34 years 152 14.3
35 to 54 years 254 23.9
55 to 64 years 221 20.8
65 to 74 years 243 22.9
75 years or over 191 18.0
Educational Attainment
Less than high school graduate 95 9.3
High school graduate 137 13.4
Some college or associate’s degree 478 46.8
Bachelor’s degree or higher 311 30.5
Disability Status
With any disability 349 33.7
Without any disability 688 66.3

Source: U.S. Census Bureau – 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

DFW Regional Commute Patterns – Reflecting the people who work outside the county in which they live

workforce-commute-flow-chart

North Central Texas InterLink Report

In 1987, a group of North Central Texas business and education visionaries created North Central Texas InterLink, Inc as a non-profit 501c3 organization to provide long-term regional labor market information to secondary and post-secondary education districts for career and technology program planning and development.  Each year, an online survey is conducted of public and private employers throughout InterLink’s sixteen county North Central Texas service region.  2,000 surveys were sent to employers.  A total of 1,327 respondents participated in the survey for a total of 66.35% compared to 57% in 2015.

2016~2021 Labor Market Survey Report
2017~2022 High Skill/High Demand Occupations Report
2017~2022 Targeted Occupations Brochure

Economic Development Action Plan

Azle’s Municipal Development District (MDD) Board and the Azle Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee met in a joint meeting in May 2016 to develop an action plan with specific goals that will assist the City in achieving long-term economic development potential. The MDD Board reviewed the draft plan at their June meeting and adopted the plan at their August meeting.

Economic Development Action Plan

Hotel Feasibility Study

Due to a lack of adequate hotel room availability within the City of Azle, the Municipal Development District (MDD) commissioned an analysis of the current hotel market and demand to determine the feasibility of adding another hotel within the city. In June 2016, David Parker with DP Consulting performed a thorough market analysis and submitted a report to the MDD.

Hotel Feasibility Report

Retail Development & Merchandising Plan

In 2011, Catalyst Commercial was retained by the City of Azle to perform a market analysis with the purpose of identifying demand and potential tenants for the City of Azle. The results of the Merchandising Plan are reflective of current market trends within the trade area, site criteria and the vision of the City of Azle. The intent of this effort was to ensure that further development within Azle would be consistent with market and economic reality and alight with the internal objective of the City’s stakeholders.

Retail Analysis & Merchandising Plan (33.6 mb)

Azle Downtown Plan

In 2009, the City of Azle retained the professional services of GSBS Architects to study a 200 acre section of Downtown Azle, bordered by the southern intersection of Main Street and State Highway 199 (SH199), SH199 Frontage Road to the northern intersection of SH199 and Main Street, along Azle Highway to the east bank of Ash Creek to south Stewart Street and back to Main.

In preparation for the study, meetings were held with property and business owners, not-for-profit organizations, Chamber of Commerce representatives and Azle ISD officials to gain knowledge of their vision for the future of Main Street.

Downtown / Main Street Plan