Moore, Texas

Moore, Texas

According to, Moore, Texas is located in the central part of the state, near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Highway 9. The terrain is mostly flat with some rolling hills in the area. The climate is typically hot and humid during the summer months, while cold and dry during the winter.

The city has a rich history that dates back to its founding in 1849 by settlers from Tennessee and Kentucky. For many years, Moore was an agricultural center for cotton, corn, wheat, and livestock. During World War II, an Army Air Corps training base was established near Moore which brought new jobs to the area.

In recent years Moore has become a major political center for Texas Republicans. The city is home to several prominent politicians including state Senator Kel Seliger and former governor Rick Perry. It also serves as a base for many conservative organizations such as Texans for Lawsuit Reform and the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The economy of Moore is largely based on its educational institutions including East Central University and Cameron University as well as its numerous businesses that provide goods and services to local residents. There are also several tourist attractions in Moore such as Foss State Park which offers camping, hiking trails, fishing ponds, and picnic areas; Turner Falls Park which features waterfalls; Lake Texoma which offers swimming boating; and many more attractions that draw visitors from across the state each year.

Moore is also home to several landmarks including Old Town Hall which was once used by local government officials; Red Oak Valley Golf Course which opened in 1927; Moore Memorial Library which was established in 1922; Moore City Hall built in 1924; Chisholm Trail Museum located inside an old rail depot built in 1905; Hinton’s Opera House built in 1895; Tipton Park built as a memorial to fallen soldiers from World War I; Denton County Courthouse built in 1881; Stapleton House once owned by railroad magnate William Stapleton; and many more historic sites that make up this vibrant city’s history.

Population: 644
Males: 333 (51.7%), Females: 311 (48.3%)

Zip code: 78057

Median resident age: 40.1 years
Median household income: $39,063
Median house value: $49,200

Races in Moore:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.2%)
  • Hispanic (46.3%)
  • Other race (10.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • American Indian (2.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.4%), United States (9.9%), English (7.5%), Irish (3.0%), French (1.1%).

Land area: 31.2 square miles

Moore, Texas


Moore, Texas is a small city located in the northern part of Tarrant County with a population of 1,737 according to the 2010 United States Census. The city was incorporated in 1970 and has an area of 2.8 square miles. Moore is a largely residential city with a median household income of $43,750 and median family income of $51,250. The racial makeup of Moore is 78.5% White, 13.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander and 6.9 % from other races. The Hispanic/Latino population makes up 22.6 % of the population in Moore as well as 3.2 % from two or more races combined with any other race listed above making up 8%.

The majority of Moore’s residents are employed in professional or management occupations with 18 % working in sales or office jobs and 11 % employed in production or transportation occupations while 8 % work in construction or maintenance related positions and 6 % are employed in service industry jobs such as food service or hospitality services positions respectively. The unemployment rate for Moore is 3%, which is lower than the national average of 5%. Education attainment for adults over 25 years old living in Moore is higher than average with 96% having earned at least their high school diploma while 42% have obtained their bachelor’s degree or higher compared to the national average of 28%.

For population 25 years and over in Moore

  • High school or higher: 67.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 48.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moore CDP

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

8.9% Foreign born (8.1% Latin America).


Hospitals/medical centers near Moore:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Moore:

  • LACKLAND AFB (KELLY FLD ANNEX) (about 38 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Abbreviation: SKF)
  • SAN ANTONIO INTL (about 50 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Abbreviation: SAT)
  • LAREDO INTL (about 110 miles; LAREDO, TX; Abbreviation: LRD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Moore:

  • DEVINE MUNI (about 8 miles; DEVINE, TX; Abbreviation: 23R)
  • MC KINLEY FIELD (about 19 miles; PEARSALL, TX; Abbreviation: T30)
  • CASTROVILLE MUNI (about 22 miles; CASTROVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: T89)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moore:

  • PALO ALTO COLLEGE (about 38 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,623)
  • ST MARYS UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,588)
  • OUR LADY OF THE LAKE UNIVERSITY-SAN ANTONIO (about 42 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,312)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE-SAN ANTONIO (about 43 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,303)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO (about 45 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 14,495)
  • SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE (about 45 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 11,226)
  • TRINITY UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,474)