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Graford, Texas
Location of Graford, Texas
Location of Graford, Texas
PaloPinto County Graford.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Palo Pinto
Area
 • Total 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Land 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
958 ft (292 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 584
 • Estimate 
(2019)
627
 • Density 873.26/sq mi (337.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76449
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-30380
GNIS feature ID 1336782

Graford is a town in Palo Pinto County, Texas, United States. The population was 584 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Graford is located at 32°56′17″N 98°14′52″W / 32.93806°N 98.24778°W / 32.93806; -98.24778 (32.937921, -98.247896).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 481
1940 804 67.2%
1950 655 −18.5%
1960 448 −31.6%
1970 613 36.8%
1980 495 −19.2%
1990 561 13.3%
2000 578 3.0%
2010 584 1.0%
2019 (est.) 627 7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, 578 people, 213 households, and 145 families resided in the city. The population density was 819.9 people per square mile (318.8/km2). The 238 housing units averaged 337.6 per square mile (131.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.64% White, 0.69% Native American, 3.63% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.84% of the population.

Of the 213 households, 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were not families. About 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the city, the population was distributed as 30.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,972, and for a family was $33,676. Males had a median income of $25,885 versus $18,182 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,648. About 9.1% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Graford is served by the Graford Independent School District and home to the Graford High School Jackrabbits.

Notable people

  • Billy Gillispie - former head coach of the University of Kentucky, Texas A&M University, and Texas Tech University's men's basketball teams
  • Glenn Rogers, Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 60 (2021-Present)
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