Hood County, Texas

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Hood County, Texas
Hood County courthouse.jpg
The Hood County Courthouse in Granbury.
Seal of Hood County, Texas
Seal
Map of Texas highlighting Hood County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1866
SeatGranbury
Area
 • Total437 sq mi (1,132 km2)
 • Land422 sq mi (1,093 km2)
 • Water15 sq mi (39 km2), 3.48%
Population
 • (2010)51,182
 • Density98/sq mi (38/km²)
Websitewww.co.hood.tx.us
 
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Hood County, Texas
Hood County courthouse.jpg
The Hood County Courthouse in Granbury.
Seal of Hood County, Texas
Seal
Map of Texas highlighting Hood County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1866
SeatGranbury
Area
 • Total437 sq mi (1,132 km2)
 • Land422 sq mi (1,093 km2)
 • Water15 sq mi (39 km2), 3.48%
Population
 • (2010)51,182
 • Density98/sq mi (38/km²)
Websitewww.co.hood.tx.us

Hood County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,182.[1] Its seat is Granbury[2]. Hood County is named for John Bell Hood, a Confederate lieutenant general and the commander of Hood's Texas Brigade.

Hood County is part of the Granbury, Texas, Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Somervell County, as well as the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 437 square miles (1,131.8 km2), of which 422 square miles (1,093.0 km2) is land and 15 square miles (38.8 km2) (3.48%) is water.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

Hood County was formed in 1866 from portions of Johnson County. It was named after John Bell Hood, a general of the Confederate Army and commander of Hood's Texas Brigade.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
18702,585
18806,125136.9%
18907,61424.3%
19009,14620.1%
191010,0089.4%
19208,759−12.5%
19306,779−22.6%
19406,674−1.5%
19505,287−20.8%
19605,4433.0%
19706,39817.5%
198017,714176.9%
199028,98163.6%
200041,10041.8%
201051,18224.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 41,100 people, 16,176 households, and 12,099 families residing in the county. The population density was 98 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 19,105 housing units at an average density of 45 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.77% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.40% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 7.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,176 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.60% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 21.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,668, and the median income for a family was $50,111. Males had a median income of $38,662 versus $23,723 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,261. About 6.00% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Local media[edit]

Hood County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Television media market in North Central Texas. Local News media outlets are: KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, and KDTX-TV.

Cities and towns[edit]

Education[edit]

The following school districts serve Hood County:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ U.S. Decennial Census
  4. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°26′N 97°50′W / 32.43°N 97.83°W / 32.43; -97.83