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

58,273
13.9
436.8
420.6
600–1,230
35.08
30.1
95.1
25,792
4.0
$171,750,731
$47,654
$7,486,351,730
$924,736,604

hood county map
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Physical Features: Hilly; broken by Paluxy, Brazos rivers; sandy loam soils; Lake Granbury, Squaw Creek Reservoir.

Economy: Tourism, commuting to Fort Worth, nuclear power plant, agriculture.

locator map for Hood County

History: Lipan Apache and Comanche area. Anglo-American settlers arrived in the late 1840s. County created in 1866 from Johnson and Erath counties, organized the same year; named for Confederate Gen. John B. Hood.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 83.9; Black, 0.9; Hispanic, 12.7; Asian, 0.9; Other, 1.1; Two or more races, 1.4.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 676; deaths, 751; marriages, 416; divorces, 184.

Recreation: Lakes, fishing, scenic areas; summer theater; Gen. Granbury’s Bean & Rib cookoff in March; Acton historic site.

Minerals: Oil, gas, stone.

Agriculture: Hay, turfgrass, beef cattle, nursery crops, pecans, peaches; some irrigation. Market value $18.7 million.

GRANBURY (9,679) county seat; tourism, real estate, power plants; historic downtown area, opera house; hospital; library; Civil War re-enactment in October.

Other towns include: Acton (1,129) grave of Elizabeth Crockett, wife of Davy; Cresson (789); DeCordova (3,130); Lipan (461); Oak Trail Shores (3,167); Pecan Plantation (5,465); Stockton Bend (330); Tolar (842).

Hood County Courthouse in Granbury

The Hood County Courthouse in Granbury. Photo by Robert Plocheck.