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Overview

Introduction to Mineral Wells, Texas

Mineral Wells, Texas, in Palo Pinto county, is 46 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas.

Mineral Wells History

The area now known as Mineral Wells was first settled in the late 1870s. James Alvis Lynch and his family were the early settlers. The Lynch family drilled a well in the city in the summer of 1880. Though the water tasted funny in the beginning, the family soon realized that the water had medicinal powers. In fact, Mineral Wells was so named because of its mineral springs. The town of Mineral Wells was established in the fall of 1881, and Mr. Lynch became the first mayor.

Mineral Wells and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park
  • Palo Pinto Museum
  • Possum Kingdom State Park
  • Fort Richardson State Historical Park
  • Pate Museum of Transportation
  • Fort Worth Zoo

Things To Do In Mineral Wells

Mineral Wells is home to Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Visitors can also spend their leisure hours at Elmhurst Park, Lion Park, and Little Rock School House Museum. The city boasts of a number of churches including Pentecostal Church of God, Assembly of God in Christ Holiness Church, and Saint Mark Lutheran Church. The Possum Kingdom State Park and Palo Pinto Museum are also worth visiting.

Mineral Wells Transportation

Air transportation is available from Fort Worth NAS JRB/ Carswell Field Airport.

Mineral Wells Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Tarleton State University, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, and Tarrant County College.

People

Total Population 16,159
Male Share of the Population 53.6%
Female Share of the Population 46.4%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,601
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 40.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.8%
Median Earnings25+ $24,836
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,955
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,947

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,486
% Above Poverty Level 73.7%
% Below Poverty Level 26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.3%
Median Gross Rent $708
Median House Value $72,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 4.9%

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

Mineral Wells Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 46 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Palo Pinto
Standard Zip Codes 76067
P.O. Box Zip Codes 76068
Phone Area Codes 940
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.808
Longitude -98.112

Mineral Wells 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 MINERAL WELLS AP
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 81 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches
Station WEATHERFORD
Distance 20.5 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 JACKSBORO
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 76 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fort Wolters (76067)

Salesville (76067)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gordon 450 $50,250
Graford 711 $51,696
Hudson Oaks 2,123 $110,792

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

Mineral Wells Public Libraries

Library
Boyce Ditto Public Library
2300 SE 7TH ST
Mineral Wells, Texas
(940) 328-7880

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Mineral Wells Hospitals

PALO PINTO GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
400 SOUTHWEST 25 AVE
(940) 325-7891
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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