Introduction to Cleburne, Texas

Cleburne, Texas, in Johnson county, is 26 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas. The city is in the Fort Worth- Arlington area.

Cleburne History

Cleburne was named after Confederate General Patrick Cleburne. Prior to adopting its current name, the city was known as Camp Henderson. It was a temporary Civil War outpost. The city was officially incorporated in 1871. It was also the county seat of Johnson County until 1898. In the same year, the Santa Fe Railroad opened a major facility in the city. The economical development of the city largely depended upon agriculture until the late 1890s.

Cleburne and nearby Attractions

  • Cleburne City Museum
  • Layland Museum
  • Cleburne State Park
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Six Flags Over Texas

Things To Do In Cleburne

Buddy Stewart Park, Winchester Park, Carver Park, Hulen Park, Kirtley Park and Bradshaw Park are all popular recreational spots in the area. You can also visit the Layland Museum, Cleburne Public Library and the Cleburne City Museum to explore the history of the city. The city is also home to the Cleburne State Park, which offers facilities for fishing, boating, camping and swimming. Leisure hours can also be spent at the Splash Station water park.

Cleburne Transportation

Air transportation is available from Fort Worth Airport.

Cleburne Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Christian University and Mountain View College.


Total Population 29,780
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 12,006
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17%
Median Earnings25+ $32,833
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,048
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,167


Median Family Income $56,033
% Above Poverty Level 81.3%
% Below Poverty Level 18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $821
Median House Value $94,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 10.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cleburne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 26 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas
County Johnson
Standard Zip Codes 76031, 76033
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.347
Longitude -97.386

Cleburne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Distance 31.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alvarado 3,868 $57,500
Godley 1,237 $45,417
Grandview 1,444 $41,445
Joshua 5,966 $76,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cleburne Public Libraries

Cleburne Public Library
Cleburne, Texas
(817) 645-0936
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Cleburne Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(817) 556-2551
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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Student/teacher ratio: 3.9

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