About Reno

Reno, Parker County, Texas

RENO, TEXAS (Parker County).   The City of Reno incorporated November 8, 1966. It is the second largest city in Parker County.  Reno is on FM 1542 near Fort Worth eighteen miles northeast of Weatherford in the northeastern corner of Parker County. A small portion of the city extends into Tarrant County.  As of the 2015 census, the city has a total population of 2,560.

Settlement began in the early 1880’s near the banks of Walnut Creek. A post office was established in 1884. Originally Reno served area farmers as a school and church community. The population remained under 200 until the late 1960s, when the growth of Fort Worth transformed Reno into a bedroom community. In 1974 the population was 600; in the late 1980s it was 1,519.  In 1995 E. R. “Bird” Harris of Reno, who at the age of ninety-one held the oldest in-use barber’s license in Texas, was thinking of getting the license renewed.  His haircuts were all of one style and cost three dollars; Bird had been cutting A. C. Cross’s hair for sixty-nine years.


Reno is located at 32°56’28” North, 97°35’0″ West (32.940989, -97.583342).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.7 square miles (32.8 km²), of which, 12.6 square miles (32.8 km²) of it is land and 0.08% is water.



As of the census of 2000, there were 2,441 people, 851 households, and 675 families residing in the city. The population density was 193.0 people per square mile (74.5/km²). There were 943 housing units at an average density of 74.5/sq mi (28.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.72% White, 0.37% African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.29% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 5.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 851 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,179, and the median income for a family was $45,764. Males had a median income of $37,356 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,557. 10.7% of the population and 10.3% of families were below the poverty line. 13.1% of those under the age of 18 and 15.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

On November 8, 2016 was the 50 year mark from when the election was passed and Reno was incorporated!!