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Irving City Guide


Irving was founded in 1903 by J.O. “Otto” Schulze and Otis Brown. 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.


Irving has a total area of 67.7 square miles

Population: 239,798

Households: 84,772


Persons under 18 years: 27.3%

Persons aged 19-64: 65.3%

Persons 65 years and over: 7.4%

Median Age: 32.5

Median Household Income: $61,937

Public Schools

Irving ISD is the public PreK-12 school district of choice for 33,000+ students in Irving, Texas, where educators help students excel and reach their maximum potential. Irving ISD operates 38 educational facilities.


Several large businesses have headquarters in Irving, including Caliber Home Loans, Nautilus Hyosung America, Inc., Chuck E. Cheese’s, Cicis, Commercial Metals, Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle), ExxonMobil, Gruma, H.D. Vest, Kimberly-Clark, La Quinta Inns and Suites, Michaels Stores, 7-Eleven, Southern Star Concrete, Inc., Stellar, Zale Corporation, Fluor Corporation, Flowserve, NCH Corporation,  ITW Polymers Sealants North America, Celanese Corporation, Vistra Energy and its subsidiary TXU Energy, and LXI Enterprise Storage. The city is also home to the national headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America. The headquarters of Nokia America and NEC Corporation of America are also located in Irving.


Irving is more than a business center for national and global giants. With exciting options around every corner, Irving residents and visitors don’t need to travel far for great entertainment. From big name acts at the Toyota Music Factory to live theater at the Irving Arts Center and MainStage 222 to special events celebrating cultural diversity and community, Irving has the North Texas region covered. Irving also boasts family friendly recreation like golf, museums, trails, parks, shopping and dining.