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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,691
Male Share of the Population52.2%
Female Share of the Population47.8%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+5,995
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married38.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10%
Median Earnings25+$25,679
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,226
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,520

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,789
% Above Poverty Level76%
% Below Poverty Level24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$725
Median House Value$77,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.2%
German8.6%
Irish5.5%
English4.1%
French Except Basque2%
Italian1.5%
Scottish0.9%
Swedish0.6%
African0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
Polish0.3%
Greek0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
West Indian0.1%
South African0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Mineral Wells Almanac

CategoryValue
County Palo Pinto County, Parker County
Standard Zip Codes76067
P.O. Box Zip Codes76068
Phone Area Codes940
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.82
Approximate Longitude-98.07

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)

StationMINERAL WELLS AP
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 81 F
Annual Precip31.7 inches
StationWEATHERFORD
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 54 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationJACKSBORO
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 76 F
Annual Precip31.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gordon456$40,938
Graford643$51,875
Hudson Oaks2,088$113,274
Lipan492$55,625
Millsap356$75,625

Mineral Wells Public Libraries

Boyce Ditto Public Library
2300 SE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ST
Mineral Wells, Texas
(940) 328-7880

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Mineral Wells Hospitals

Palo Pinto General Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
400 Southwest 25th Avenue

Mineral Wells Public Schools

Houston El
300 S W 13th St
ZIP: 76067
(940) 325-3427
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
Lamar El
2012 S E 12th St
ZIP: 76067
(940) 325-5303
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Mineral Wells Academy
3810 Ram Blvd
ZIP: 76067
(940) 325-3033
High
Total Enrollment 23
Mineral Wells H S
3801 Ram Blvd
ZIP: 76067
(940) 325-4408
High
Total Enrollment 887
Mineral Wells J H
1301 S E 14th Ave
ZIP: 76067
(940) 325-0711
Middle
Total Enrollment 506
Mineral Wells/palo Pinto County Daep
1806 N E 1st Ave
ZIP: 76067
(254) 672-5313
Travis El
1001 Se Martin Luther King, Jr St
ZIP: 76067
(940) 325-7801
Middle
Total Enrollment 687

Mineral Wells Private Schools

Community Christian School
2501 Garrett Morris Pkwy
ZIP: 76067
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
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