Hood County, Texas facts for kids
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The Hood County Courthouse in Granbury
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||John Bell Hood|
|• Total||437 sq mi (1,130 km2)|
|• Land||421 sq mi (1,090 km2)|
|• Water||16 sq mi (40 km2) 3.7%|
|• Density||140.96/sq mi (54.42/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Hood County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 61,598. Its county seat is Granbury. The 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 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area and the Granbury micropolitan area.
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.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 437 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 421 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (3.7%) is water.
- Parker County (north)
- Johnson County (east)
- Somervell County (south)
- Erath County (west)
- Palo Pinto County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||44,588||49,815||87.12%||80.87%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||225||495||0.44%||0.80%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||288||340||0.56%||0.55%|
|Asian alone (NH)||296||468||0.58%||0.76%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||32||53||0.06%||0.09%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||34||180||0.07%||0.29%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||485||2,289||0.95%||3.72%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||5,234||7,958||10.23%||12.92%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
- Brazos Bend
- Cresson (partly in Parker and Johnson counties)
- Granbury (county seat)
- Canyon Creek
- Oak Trail Shores
- Pecan Plantation
Other unincorporated communities
These school districts serve Hood County:
- Bluff Dale ISD (mostly in Erath County)
- Godley ISD (mostly in Johnson County, small portion in Tarrant County)
- Granbury ISD (small portion in Johnson, Parker Counties)
- Lipan ISD (small portion in Erath, Palo Pinto, and Parker Counties)
- Tolar ISD