Hood County, Texas

The Hood County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The seat of the county government ( county seat ) is located in Granbury.


The County is located about 90 km north-east of the geographic center of Texas and has an area of ​​1131 square kilometers, of which 39 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Parker County, Johnson County, Somervell County, Erath County and Palo Pinto County.


Hood County was formed in 1866 from parts of Johnson County. It was named for John Bell Hood, a Confederate general and army commander of Hood's Texas Brigade.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 41,100 people in Hood County. Of these, 601 people were living in collective centers, the other inhabitants lived in 16,176 households and 12,099 families. The population density was 38 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 94.77 percent White, 0.33 percent African American, 0.82 percent Native American, 0.31 percent Asian, 0.04 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 2.40 percent from other races groups; 1.32 percent were descended from two or more races. 7.24 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 16,176 households out of which 28.8 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 63.6 percent were married couples living together, 7.8 percent were single mothers and 25.2 percent were non-families. 21.6 percent of all households and 10.0 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.88.

23.6 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 6.7 percent between 18 to 24, 25.2 percent between 25 and 44, 26.6 percent between 45 and 64 and 17.9 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household was $ 43,668, and the median income for a family was $ 50,111. Males have a median income of $ 38,662, women $ 23,723. The per capita income was $ 22,261. 6.0 percent of families and 8.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in County

  • Cresson
  • Granbury
  • Lipan
  • Paluxy
  • Tolar