John Bell Hood
John Bell Hood was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Hood had a reputation for aggressiveness that sometimes bordered on recklessness. Arguably one of the best brigade and division commanders in the CSA, Hood became ineffective as he was promoted to lead larger, independent commands late in the war. Hood's education at the United States Military Academy led to a career as a junior officer in both the infantry and cavalry of the antebellum U. S. Army in California and Texas. At the start of the Civil War, he offered his services to his adopted state of Texas, he achieved his reputation for aggressive leadership as a brigade commander in the army of Robert E. Lee during the Seven Days Battles in 1862, after which he was promoted to division command, he led a division under James Longstreet in the campaigns of 1862–63. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he was wounded, rendering his left arm useless for the rest of his life. Transferred with many of Longstreet's troops to the Western Theater, Hood led a massive assault into a gap in the Union line at the Battle of Chickamauga, but was wounded again, requiring the amputation of his right leg.
Hood returned to field service during the Atlanta Campaign of 1864, at the age of 33 was promoted to temporary full general and command of the Army of Tennessee at the outskirts of Atlanta, making him the youngest soldier on either side of the war to be given command of an army. There, he dissipated his army in a series of bold, but unfortunate assaults, was forced to evacuate the besieged city. Leading his men through Alabama and into Tennessee, his army was damaged in a massive frontal assault at the Battle of Franklin and he was decisively defeated at the Battle of Nashville by his former West Point instructor, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, after which he was relieved of command. After the war, Hood worked as a cotton broker and in the insurance business, his business was ruined by a yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans during the winter of 1878–79 and he succumbed to the disease himself, dying just days after his wife and oldest child, leaving ten destitute orphans. John Bell Hood was born in Owingsville, the son of John Wills Hood, a doctor, Theodosia French Hood.
He was a cousin of future Confederate general G. W. Smith and the nephew of U. S. Representative Richard French. French obtained an appointment for Hood at the United States Military Academy, despite his father's reluctance to support a military career for his son. Hood graduated in 1853, ranked 44th in a class of 52 that numbered 96, after a near-expulsion in his final year for excessive demerits. At West Point and in Army years, he was known to friends as "Sam", his classmates included James B. McPherson and John M. Schofield; these three men became Union Army generals. The superintendent in 1852–55 was Col. Robert E. Lee, who would become Hood's commanding general in the Eastern Theater. Notwithstanding his modest record at the Academy, in 1860, Hood was appointed chief instructor of cavalry at West Point, a position he declined, citing his desire to remain with his active field regiment and to retain all of his options in light of the impending war. Hood was commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the 4th U.
S. Infantry, served at Fort Jones and transferred to the 2nd U. S. Cavalry in Texas, where he was commanded by Col. Albert Sidney Johnston and Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee. While commanding a reconnaissance patrol from Fort Mason on July 20, 1857, Hood sustained the first of many wounds that marked his lifetime in military service— an arrow through his left hand during action against the Comanches at Devil's River, Texas, he was promoted to first lieutenant in August 1858. Hood resigned from the United States Army after the Battle of Fort Sumter and, dissatisfied with the neutrality of his native Kentucky, decided to serve his adopted state of Texas, he joined the Confederate army as a cavalry captain was promoted to major and sent to command Brigadier General John B. Magruder's cavalry in the lower Virginia Peninsula. Hood and his horsemen took part in a "brilliant" July 12 skirmish at Newport News, capturing 12 men of the 7th New York Regiment of Volunteers as well as two deserters from Fort Monroe.
They received high praise from Generals Magruder. By September 30, the Texan was promoted to be colonel of the 4th Texas Infantry. On February 20, 1862, Hood was reassigned from the cavalry to command a new brigade of Texas regiments that would soon become known as the Texas Brigade; the brigade had been formed the previous fall and had been led by ex-US Senator Louis T. Wigfall, but he resigned his command to take a seat in the Confederate Congress. On March 26, Hood was promoted to brigadier general. Leading the Texas Brigade as part of the Army of Northern Virginia in the Peninsula Campaign, he established his reputation as an aggressive commander, eager to lead his troops into battle, the Texans gained a reputation as one of the army's elite combat units. At the Battle of Eltham's Landing, his men were instrumental in nullifying an amphibious landing by a Union division; when commanding general Joseph E. Johnston reflected upon the success Hood's men enjoyed in executing his order "to feel the enemy and fall back," he humorously asked, "What would your Texans have done, sir, if I had ordered them to charge and drive back the en
Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth is a city in the U. S. state of Texas. It is fifth-largest city in Texas, it is the county seat of Tarrant County, covering nearly 350 square miles into four other counties: Denton, Johnson and Wise. According to the 2017 census estimates, Fort Worth's population is 874,168. Fort Worth is the second-largest city in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the United States; the city of Fort Worth was established in 1849 as an army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Fort Worth has been a center of the longhorn cattle trade, it still embraces traditional architecture and design. USS Fort Worth is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city. Fort Worth is home to the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and several world-class museums designed by internationally known contemporary architects; the Kimbell Art Museum, considered to have one of the best art collections in Texas, is housed in what is regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era.
The museum was designed by the American architect Louis Kahn, with an addition designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano opening November 2013. Of note is the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, designed by Tadao Ando; the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, designed by Philip Johnson, houses one of the world's most extensive collections of American art. The Sid Richardson Museum, redesigned by David M. Schwarz, has one of the most focused collections of Western art in the U. S. emphasizing Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, designed by famed architect Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico, engages the diverse Fort Worth community through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits; the city is stimulated by several university communities: Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas A&M University School of Law, many multinational corporations, including Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, American Airlines, BNSF Railway, Pier 1 Imports, XTO Energy and RadioShack.
The Treaty of Bird's Fort between the Republic of Texas and several Native American tribes was signed in 1843 at Bird's Fort in present-day Arlington, Texas. Article XI of the treaty provided that no one may "pass the line of trading houses" without permission of the President of Texas, may not reside or remain in the Indians' territory; these "trading houses" were established at the junction of the Clear Fork and West Fork of the Trinity River in present-day Fort Worth. At this river junction, the U. S. War Department established Fort Worth in 1849 as the northernmost of a system of 10 forts for protecting the American Frontier following the end of the Mexican–American War; the city of Fort Worth continues to be known as "where the West begins." A line of seven army posts were established in 1848–49 after the Mexican War to protect the settlers of Texas along the western American Frontier and included Fort Worth, Fort Graham, Fort Gates, Fort Croghan, Fort Martin Scott, Fort Lincoln, Fort Duncan.
10 forts had been proposed by Major General William Jenkins Worth, who commanded the Department of Texas in 1849. In January 1849, Worth proposed a line of 10 forts to mark the western Texas frontier from Eagle Pass to the confluence of the West Fork and Clear Fork of the Trinity River. One month Worth died from cholera in South Texas. General William S. Harney assumed command of the Department of Texas and ordered Major Ripley A. Arnold to find a new fort site near the West Clear Fork. On June 6, 1849, advised by Middleton Tate Johnson, established a camp on the bank of the Trinity River and named the post Camp Worth in honor of the late General Worth. In August 1849, Arnold moved the camp to the north-facing bluff, which overlooked the mouth of the Clear Fork of the Trinity River; the United States War Department named the post Fort Worth on November 14, 1849. Native American attacks were still a threat in the area, as this was their traditional territory and they resented encroachment by European-American settlers, but people from the United States set up homesteads near the fort.
E. S. Terrell from Tennessee claimed to be the first resident of Fort Worth; the fort was moved to the top of the bluff. The fort was abandoned September 17, 1853. No trace of it remains; as a stop on the legendary Chisholm Trail, Fort Worth was stimulated by the business of the cattle drives and became a brawling, bustling town. Millions of head of cattle were driven north to market along this trail. Fort Worth became the center of the cattle drives, the ranching industry, it was given the nickname of Cowtown. During the Civil War, Fort Worth suffered from shortages of money and supplies; the population began to recover during Reconstruction. By 1872, Jacob Samuels, William Jesse Boaz, William Henry Davis had opened general stores; the next year, Khleber M. Van Zandt established Tidball, Van Zandt, Company, which became Fort Worth National Bank in 1884. In 1875, the Dallas Herald published an article by a former Fort Worth lawyer, Robert E. Cowart, who wrote that the decimation of Fort Worth's population, caused by the economic disaster and hard winter of 1873, had dealt a severe blow to the cattle industry.
Added to the slowdown due to the railroad's stopping the laying of track 30 miles outside of Fort Worth, Cowart said that Fort Worth was so slow th
Granbury is a city and the county seat of Hood County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,978 and is the principal city of the Granbury Micropolitan Statistical Area. Granbury is located 35 miles southwest of Texas. Founded in 1887, Granbury started as a log cabin courthouse. Many of the buildings on the square are now registered historic landmarks, including the Granbury Opera House, which still hosts Broadway productions; the city name originated from the Confederate General Hiram B. Granberry; some scholars, to explain why the city name is spelled differently, believe the name Granberry was misread on a document, but recent findings have concluded that Granberry chose to spell his name Granbury. Recent expansion of the city was made possible by the damming of the Brazos River in 1969, which formed Lake Granbury, a long, narrow lake which flows through the city. Granbury and Hood County are rich in Texas history. David Crockett's wife, settled in Hood County in 1853 following the Texas Revolution against Mexico.
Crockett, as well as other Alamo participants, received 640 acres in land grants. The Crockett family received land in. Elizabeth Crockett is buried in the smallest state park in Texas. A large statue of Elizabeth Crockett marks her grave site. Several of Crockett's descendants still reside in Hood County. John Wilkes Booth, according to Granbury legend, moved to Hood County and assumed the name of John St. Helen. A store on the historic town square, St. Helen's, is named after him. On May 15, 2013, a tornado with a preliminary rating of EF4 struck Granbury, leaving six confirmed deaths and at least 100 homes damaged. 48 injured people were treated at Lake Granbury Medical Center. Granbury is located at 32°26′31″N 97°46′53″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.994 square miles, of which, 13.386 square miles is land and 0.608 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 7,978 people, 3,559 households, 1,927 families residing in the city; the population density was 619.1 people per square mile.
There were 4,419 housing units at an average density of 342.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.75% White, 0.71% African American, 0.71% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.11% from other races, 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 8.57% of the population. There were 3,559 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.0% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.83. In the city, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,952, the median income for a family was $45,451. Males had a median income of $34,625 versus $25,721 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,801. About 5.0% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over. The Granbury Independent School District consists of 21 campuses, they include Granbury High School, STARS Academy, Behavior Transition Center, Granbury Middle School, Acton Middle School, Mambrino Elementary School, Brawner Intermediate, Oak Woods Elementary, Acton Elementary, Nettie Baccus Elementary, Emma Roberson Elementary. Granbury has been a 5A district since 2008. There is a Happy Hill Farm Academy home. In 1999, boys' soccer won the 4A state championship in Texas. Granbury is served by Granbury Regional Airport; the neighborhood of Pecan Plantation has a municipal airport. It operates only recreational flights. Granbury and Hood County are part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Television media market in North Central Texas.
Local news media outlets are KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, KDTX-TV. Granbury is served by a local Public Education & Government Access Channel Granbury TV. Hood County is serviced by two news media sources, Hood County Free Press, an online daily news publication, the bi-weekly newspaper Hood County News. Granbury is served by Tarleton State University's National Public Radio affiliate, KTRL 90.5 FM. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Granbury has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. Elizabeth Crockett - Wife of Davy Crockett. Brian Birdwell – Texas State Senator, who assumed the position in a special election in June 2010.
Hood County Courthouse Historic District
The Hood County Courthouse Historic District in Granbury, Hood County, Texas encompasses 12 acres of land. The principal building in and the focal point of the district is the historic Hood County Courthouse built in 1890-1891. Other major buildings include the 1885 Hood County Jailhouse, the 1885 First National Bank Building, the 1891 building which housed the Hood County News, the 1893 Aston-Landers Saloon Building, the 1893 Nutt Brothers Building and the 1886 Granbury Opea House. On June 5, 1974, the district was added to the National Register of Historic Places; the nomination form called it "one of the most complete nineteenth century courthouse squares in Texas." The district is recognized as a State Antiquities Landmark and includes several Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks. The historic Hood County Courthouse is located in the block bounded by East Bridge Street on the north, North Crockett Street on the east, East Pearl Street on the south and North Houston Street on the west and has an entrance on each side except the north one.
It is the fifth courthouse building to occupy this site and was built of Brazos limestone by contractors Moodie and Ellis between 1890 and 1891. It was designed in the Second Empire style by noted Texas courthouse architect Wesley Clark Dodson of Waco; the building features 3 main stories plus an attic floor under an elaborate mansard roof system. The imposing 3-story central clock tower completed after the rest of the building required reinforcement in 1969. In 2000 the exterior of the building was restored. In 2008 a grant was received to restore the interior including restoring the district courtroom to its original 2-story configuration. Nellie Gray Robertson, first female county attorney in Texas, was elected to the post for Hood County in 1918, practiced in the courthouse building. National Register of Historic Places listings in Hood County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Hood County Media related to Hood County Courthouse Historic District at Wikimedia Commons
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is applied to living organisms, most of the time to humans, it is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square. Population density is population divided by total land water volume, as appropriate. Low densities may lead to further reduced fertility; this is called the Allee effect after the scientist. Examples of the causes in low population densities include: Increased problems with locating sexual mates Increased inbreeding For humans, population density is the number of people per unit of area quoted per square kilometer or square mile; this may be calculated for a county, country, another territory or the entire world. The world's population is around 7,500,000,000 and Earth's total area is 510,000,000 square kilometers. Therefore, the worldwide human population density is around 7,500,000,000 ÷ 510,000,000 = 14.7 per km2. If only the Earth's land area of 150,000,000 km2 is taken into account human population density is 50 per km2.
This includes all continental and island land area, including Antarctica. If Antarctica is excluded population density rises to over 55 people per km2. However, over half of the Earth's land mass consists of areas inhospitable to human habitation, such as deserts and high mountains, population tends to cluster around seaports and fresh-water sources. Thus, this number by itself does not give any helpful measurement of human population density. Several of the most densely populated territories in the world are city-states and dependencies; these territories have a small area and a high urbanization level, with an economically specialized city population drawing on rural resources outside the area, illustrating the difference between high population density and overpopulation The potential to maintain the agricultural aspects of deserts is limited as there is not enough precipitation to support a sustainable land. The population in these areas are low. Therefore, cities in the Middle East, such as Dubai, have been increasing in population and infrastructure growth at a fast pace.
Cities with high population densities are, by some, considered to be overpopulated, though this will depend on factors like quality of housing and infrastructure and access to resources. Most of the most densely populated cities are in Southeast Asia, though Cairo and Lagos in Africa fall into this category. City population and area are, however dependent on the definition of "urban area" used: densities are invariably higher for the central city area than when suburban settlements and the intervening rural areas are included, as in the areas of agglomeration or metropolitan area, the latter sometimes including neighboring cities. For instance, Milwaukee has a greater population density when just the inner city is measured, the surrounding suburbs excluded. In comparison, based on a world population of seven billion, the world's inhabitants, as a loose crowd taking up ten square feet per person, would occupy a space a little larger than Delaware's land area; the Gaza Strip has a population density of 5,046 pop/km.
Although arithmetic density is the most common way of measuring population density, several other methods have been developed to provide a more accurate measure of population density over a specific area. Arithmetic density: The total number of people / area of land Physiological density: The total population / area of arable land Agricultural density: The total rural population / area of arable land Residential density: The number of people living in an urban area / area of residential land Urban density: The number of people inhabiting an urban area / total area of urban land Ecological optimum: The density of population that can be supported by the natural resources Demography Human geography Idealized population Optimum population Population genetics Population health Population momentum Population pyramid Rural transport problem Small population size Distance sampling List of population concern organizations List of countries by population density List of cities by population density List of city districts by population density List of English districts by population density List of European cities proper by population density List of United States cities by population density List of islands by population density List of U.
S. states by population density List of Australian suburbs by population density Selected Current and Historic City, Ward & Neighborhood Density Duncan Smith / UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. "World Population Density". Exploratory map shows data from the Global Human Settlement Layer produced by the European Commission JRC and the CIESIN Columbia University
Parker County, Texas
Parker County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 116,927; 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. Parker County is included in TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles, of which 903 square miles are land and 6.6 square miles are covered by water. The county is intersected by the Brazos River. Slipdown Mountain and Slipdown Bluff, at a height of 1,368 feet, are the highest points in Parker County, they are located just east of southwest of Poolville. I-20 I-30 US 180 US 377 FM 5 FM 51 FM 52 FM 113 SH 171 SH 199 SH 312 FM 920 Wise County Tarrant County Johnson County Hood County Palo Pinto County Jack County As of the census of 2003, 98,495 people, 31,131 households, 24,313 families resided in the county.
The population density was 98 people per square mile. The 34,084 housing units averaged 38 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 83.17% White, 1.79% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 12.61% from other races, 1.38% from two or more races. About 7% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 31,131 households, 38.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.60% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.90% were not families. Around 18.30% of all households were made up of individuals, 7.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.11. As of the 2010 census, about 3.4 same-sex couples per 1,000 households were in the county. In the county, the population was distributed as 27.50% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $45,497, for a family was $51,530. Males had a median income of $37,913 versus $25,412 for females; the per capita income for the county was $20,305. About 5.90% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over. Azle Cresson Fort Worth Mineral Wells Reno Briar Horseshoe Bend Western Lake Parker County, like most suburban counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, has been a Republican stronghold for decades. Republicans have held all public offices since 1999 and the county has not voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate since 1976. Orville Bullington and politician 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.
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Palo Pinto County, Texas
Palo Pinto County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 28,111; the county seat is Palo Pinto. The county was created in 1856 and organized the following year. Palo Pinto County comprises the Mineral Wells, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area, part of the Dallas–Fort Worth, TX Combined Statistical Area, it is located in the Western Cross Timbers Ecoregion. The Brazos Indian Reservation, founded by General Randolph B. Marcy in 1854, provided a safety area from warring Comanche for Delaware, Tonkawa, Wichita and Caddo. Within the reservation, each tribe had cultivated agricultural crops. Government-contracted beef cattle were delivered each week. Citizens were unable to distinguish between reservation and nonreservation tribes, blaming Comanche and Kiowa depredations on the reservation Indians. A newspaper in Jacksboro, titled The White Man advocated removal of all tribes from North Texas. During December 1858, Choctaw Tom, a Yowani married to a Hasinai woman, at times an interpreter to Sam Houston, a group of reservation Indians received permission for an off-the-reservation hunt.
On December 27, Captain Peter Garland and a vigilante group charged Choctaw Tom’s camp, indiscriminately murdering and injuring women and children along with the men.. Governor Hardin Richard Runnels ordered John Henry Brown to the area with 100 troops. An examining trial was conducted about the Choctaw Tom raid. In May 1859, John Baylor and a number of whites confronted United States troops at the reservation, demanding the surrender of certain tribal individuals; the military balked, Baylor retreated, but in so doing killed an Indian woman and an old man. Baylor’s group was attacked by Indians off the reservation, where the military had no authority to intervene. At the behest of terrified settlers, the reservation was abandoned that year. In 1856, the Texas State Legislature established Palo Pinto County from Bosque and Navarro Counties and named for Palo Pinto Creek; the county was organized the next year, with the town of Golconda chosen to be the seat of government. The town was renamed Palo Pinto in 1858.
Ranching entrepreneurs Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight, who blazed the Goodnight-Loving Trail, along with Reuben Vaughan, were the nucleus of the original settlers. An 1876 area rancher meeting regarding cattle rustling became the beginnings of what is now known as the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association; the Fence Cutting Wars in Texas lasted about 5 years, 1883-1888. As farmers and ranchers began to compete for precious land and water, cattlemen found it more difficult to feed their herds, prompting cowboys to cut through fences. Texas Governor John Ireland prodded a special assembly to order the fence cutters to cease. In response, the legislature made fence-cutting and pasture-burning crimes punishable with prison time, while at the same time regulating fencing; the practice abated with sporadic incidents of related violence in 1888. James and Amanda Lynch first moved to the area in 1877. In digging a well on their property, they discovered. Word spread about the water’s healing powers, people from all over came to experience the benefits.
The town of Mineral Wells was platted. The Mineral Wells State Park was opened to the public in 1981; the Texas National Guard organized the 56th Cavalry Brigade in 1921, four years Brigadier General Jacob F. Wolters was given a grant to construct a training camp for the unit. In 1941, Camp Wolters was turned over to the United States Army, it was redesignated Wolters Air Force Base in 1951. Five years the base reverted to the Army as a helicopter training school; the base closed in 1973. Possum Kingdom Lake was acquired from the Brazos River Authority in 1940; the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the facilities, the Possum Kingdom State Park opened to the public in 1950. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 986 square miles, of which 952 square miles are land and 34 square miles are covered by water. Palo Pinto Mountains Brazos River Possum Kingdom Lake Interstate 20 U. S. Highway 180 U. S. Highway 281 State Highway 16 State Highway 108 Jack County Parker County Hood County Erath County Eastland County Stephens County Young County As of the census of 2000, there were 27,026 people, 10,594 households, 7,447 families residing in the county.
The population density was 28 people per square mile. There were 14,102 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 88.19% White, 2.32% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.56% from other races, 1.71% from two or more races. 13.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 10,594 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.70% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02. As of the 2010 census, there were about 2.0 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 38 years. For every 100