Parker County, Texas facts for kids
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The Parker County courthouse in Weatherford
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|• Total||910 sq mi (2,400 km2)|
|• Land||903 sq mi (2,340 km2)|
|• Water||6.6 sq mi (17 km2) 0.7%|
|• Density||162.9/sq mi (62.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Parker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 148,222. The county seat is Weatherford. The county was created in 1855 and organized the following year. It is named for Isaac Parker, a state legislator who introduced the bill that established the county in 1855.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,340 km2) is land and 6.6 square miles (17 km2) (0.7%) is water. The county is intersected by the Brazos River.
Slipdown Mountain and Slipdown Bluff, at a height of 1,368 feet (417 m), are the highest points in Parker County. They are located just east of the Advance community, southwest of Poolville.
- Interstate 20
- U.S. Highway 180
- State Highway 171
- Wise County (north)
- Tarrant County (east)
- Johnson County (southeast)
- Hood County (south)
- Palo Pinto County (west)
- Jack County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||99,698||117,747||85.27%||79.44%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||1,842||1,636||1.58%||1.10%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||768||878||0.66%||0.59%|
|Asian alone (NH)||631||990||0.54%||0.67%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||35||97||0.03%||0.07%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||64||470||0.05%||0.32%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||1,479||6,585||1.26%||4.44%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||12,410||19,819||10.61%||13.37%|
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.
2019 American Community Survey
As of the census of 2019, 136,506 people, 48,346 households, and 37,416 families resided in the county. The population density was 150 people per square mile. The 48,346 housing units averaged 53 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 90.32% White, 1.80% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.02% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races.
In the county, the population was distributed as 26.55% under the age of 19, 11.63% from 20 to 29, 24.74% from 30 to 49, 21% from 50 to 64, and 16.08% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. the female population was 50.24% to 49.76% male.
The median income for a household in the county was $78,309. Males had a median income of $37,913 versus $25,412 for females. 79.90% of the population were homeowners, and 20.10% were renters, with 94.76 housing units being occupied.
Cities (multiple counties)
- Azle (mostly in Tarrant County)
- Cresson (partly in Hood and Johnson Counties)
- Fort Worth (mostly in Tarrant County, with small parts in Denton, Wise, and Parker Counties)
- Mineral Wells (mostly in Palo Pinto County)
- Reno (small part in Tarrant County)
- Oliver Loving, Loving-Goodnight Cattle Trail
- Bose Ikard, trusted cattle driver of Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight
- Mary Martin, star of stage and screen
- S.W.T. Lanham, last Confederate veteran to serve as governor of Texas
- Jim Wright, youngest mayor of Weatherford, TX, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
In Spanish: Condado de Parker para niños
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