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Hood County, Texas
Seal of Hood County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Hood County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1866
Seat Granbury
Largest City Granbury
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

437 sq mi (1,132 km²)
421 sq mi (1,090 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 3.7%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

51,182
122/sq mi (47/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.hood.tx.us
Named for: John Bell Hood

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. 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, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Granbury Micropolitan Area.

History

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.

Geography

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.

Major highways

  • US 377.svg U.S. Highway 377
  • Texas 144.svg State Highway 144

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 2,585
1880 6,125 136.9%
1890 7,614 24.3%
1900 9,146 20.1%
1910 10,008 9.4%
1920 8,759 −12.5%
1930 6,779 −22.6%
1940 6,674 −1.5%
1950 5,287 −20.8%
1960 5,443 3.0%
1970 6,398 17.5%
1980 17,714 176.9%
1990 28,981 63.6%
2000 41,100 41.8%
2010 51,182 24.5%
Est. 2015 55,423 8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census 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. As of the 2010 census, there were about 3.4 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county.

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.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

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