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Western Governor’s University Community and Population Focused Nursing “Adult Obesity in Tarrant County, Texas” Tarrant County, Texas Tarrant County, founded in 1849, was named after Edward H. Tarrant, who drove the Native Americans from this area in hopes of preparing land for new settlers. Today, Tarrant County has a total area of 897 square miles: 863 square miles of land, 34 square miles of water. Its neighboring counties are Denton County (north), Dallas County (east), Johnson County (south), and Parker County (west). There are 30 cities within Tarrant County, and four towns. Fort Worth is the county seat. ("Tarrant County history”) According to the 2014 census, Tarrant County’s population is 1,945,360 with a population…show more content…
Top three employers: AMR Corp. (American Airlines and Envoy Air) Texas Health Resources Lockheed Martin Financial Annual Unemployment Rate in 2014- 5%. Total county income - $52,247,302,144 Per capita income - $28,265 Political Tarrant County has consistently supported Republican Party presidential candidates in recent decades. (Tarrant County profile) Religious Affiliation Evangelical Protestant-30.1% Catholic-11.1% Mainline Protestant-7.8% Other-4.2% (Tarrant county, Texas ) Transportation Interstates 20, 30, 35W, 820 U.S. Highways 81, 287, 377 State Highways 10, 26, 114, 121, 183, 199, and 360 Bus service- “The T” The Trinity Railway Express- a commuter train, that takes passengers through many cities of Tarrant County, and Dallas County. This serves close to 2.1 million passengers annually, and is a quick and economical option to get across town. Crime Violent crime, (murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 48, compared to the US average of 41.1. Property crime, burglary, larceny, vehicle theft on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 52, compared to the US average of 43.5. (Crime in Tarrant) Health Care Facilities- Tarrant County has over 40 healthcare facilities, specializing in acute care, rehabilitation, and mental health
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