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Overview

Introduction to Weatherford, Texas

Weatherford, Texas, in Parker county, is 27 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas.

Weatherford History

Tribes of Native Americans were the original inhabitants of this region. In fact, even after settlers arrived in the 1840s, there were frequent reports of skirmishes with the Native Americans. These attacks, which continued well into the 1870s, resulted in the death of several residents. The community was named "Weatherford" in honor of State Senator, Jefferson Weatherford. The city got its first railroad in June, 1880. In 1908, the Santa Fe Depot was built in Weatherford. Due to its large-scale production of peaches, the city was named "Peach Capital of Texas" by the State Legislature.

Weatherford and Nearby Attractions

  • Acton State Historic Site
  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
  • Pate Museum of Transportation
  • Holland Lake Park
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Fort Worth Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Weatherford

Acton State Historic Site, which has the burial site of Davy Crockett's wife, Elizabeth Crockett, is near Weatherford. The city also offers easy access to the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, which was created in 1941 by O'Neil Ford, and is often considered to be one of the finest buildings in Texas. Weatherford is home to several parks and recreational areas like the Soldier Springs Park, Holland Lake Park, Cherry Park, Love Street Park, and Cartwright Park. Activities like swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and camping can be enjoyed at the Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Opportunities to play golf are available at the 18-hole disc golf course, Weatherford Disc Golf. Among the other popular destinations in the area are Fort Worth Botanical Garden, Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Zoo, and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. The city of Weatherford also hosts the Parker County Peach Festival every year which draws more than 30,000 visitors, and features art and craft booths, food vendors, children's activities, and live music.

Weatherford Transportation

The closest major airport is Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport.

Weatherford Higher Education

Weatherford College is located in the city of Weatherford. Tarleton State University, Texas Christian University, and Texas Wesleyan University are situated nearby.

People

Total Population 27,234
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 12,357
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 51%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.2%
Median Earnings25+ $36,705
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,806
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,172

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,012
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $934
Median House Value $139,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.9%
Irish 16.6%

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

Weatherford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 27 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Parker
Standard Zip Codes 76085, 76086, 76087, 76088
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.759
Longitude -97.796

Weatherford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station WEATHERFORD
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 54 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Station BENBROOK DAM
Distance 21.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Weatherford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brock (76087)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aledo 2,999 $93,750
Azle 10,860 $68,027
Hudson Oaks 2,123 $110,792

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

Weatherford Public Libraries

Library
Weatherford Public Library
1014 CHARLES ST
Weatherford, Texas
(817) 598-4150
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Weatherford Hospitals

CAMPBELL HEALTH SYSTEM
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
713 E ANDERSON ST
(817) 596-8751
Emergency Service: Yes

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Weatherford High Schools

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WEATHERFORD H S
2121 BETHEL RD
817-598-2858
Serves 1,424 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

PEASTER H S
8512 F M 920
817-594-3700
Serves 309 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

PASS LEARNING CENTER
900 N ELM
817-599-9713
A Non-traditional School
Serves 78 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

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