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Parker County

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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

129,441
10.7
910.1
903.5
700–1,362
35.77
30.1
93.2
61,931
3.2
$334,345,952
$50,257
$13,753,149,252
$2,463,764,033

map of Parker County
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Physical Features:  Hilly, broken by Brazos, Trinity tributaries, Lake Mineral Wells, Lake Weatherford; varied soils.

Economy: Agriculture, varied manufacturing, government/services, commuting to Fort Worth; part of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area.

locator map for Parker County

History: Comanche and Kiowa area in late 1840s when Anglo-American settlers arrived. County named for pioneer legislator Isaac Parker; created 1855 from Bosque, Navarro counties, organized the same year.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 84.2; Black, 1.4; Hispanic, 11.8; Asian, 0.6; Other, 1.0; Two or more races, 1.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 1,422; deaths, 1,066; marriages, 761; divorces, 414.

Recreation: Water sports; state park and trailway; nature trails; hunting; Peach Festival in July and frontier rodeo days in June; first Monday trade days monthly.

Minerals: Natural gas, oil, stone, sand and gravel, clays.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, greenhouse horticulture, hay, horses (first in number), peaches, pecans. Market value $74.3 million.

WEATHERFORD (29,342) county seat; retail center, manufacturing, warehousing, tourism, commuting to Fort Worth, government/services, equine industry; hospital, Weatherford College; museums, public gardens, historic buildings.

Other towns include: Aledo (3,194); Annetta (1,699), Annetta North (574) and Annetta South (577); Cool (167); Dennis (300); Hudson Oaks (2,101); Millsap (440); Peaster (1,000); Poolville (520); Reno (2,756); Sanctuary (346); Springtown (3,013) commuters, government/services, Wild West Festival in September; Whitt (38); Willow Park (4,841).

Also, parts of Azle (11,962); Briar (6,034), and Cresson (794); part [2,144] of Mineral Wells. Also, a small part of Fort Worth.

Parker County Courthouse in Weatherford

The Parker County Courthouse in Weatherford. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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