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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,284
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+13,186
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.9%
Median Earnings25+$37,460
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,188
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,024

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,933
% Above Poverty Level90.1%
% Below Poverty Level9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$952
Median House Value$145,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.8%
Irish15.3%
English12.3%
Scottish2.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Swedish1.9%
Italian1.9%
Czech0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
African0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Brazilian0.5%
Nigerian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Dutch0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
German0.1%
US/American0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Weatherford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Parker County
Standard Zip Codes76085, 76086, 76088, 76087
Phone Area Codes682,817
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.83
Approximate Longitude-97.7

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)

StationWEATHERFORD
Distance1.9 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
StationEAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches
StationBENBROOK DAM
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aledo3,190$95,795
Azle11,054$66,883
Hudson Oaks2,088$113,274

Weatherford Public Libraries

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

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Weatherford Hospitals

Weatherford Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
713 East Anderson Street

Weatherford Public Schools

Ikard El
100 Ikard Ln
ZIP: 76086
(817) 598-2818
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Curtis El
501 W Russell
ZIP: 76086
(817) 598-2838
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Seguin El
499 E 8th St
ZIP: 76086
(817) 598-2814
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Weatherford H S Ninth Grade Center
1007 S Main St
ZIP: 76086
(817) 598-2847
Weatherford H S
2121 Bethel Rd
ZIP: 76086
(817) 598-2858
High
Total Enrollment 2238
Austin El
1776 Texas Dr
ZIP: 76086
(817) 598-2848
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Crockett El
1015 Jameson
ZIP: 76086
(817) 598-2811
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Wright El
1309 W Charles St
ZIP: 76086
(817) 598-2828
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Hall Middle
902 Charles
ZIP: 76086
(817) 598-2822
Middle
Total Enrollment 592
Crosstimbers Academy
242 Harmony Rd
ZIP: 76087
(817) 594-6220
High
Total Enrollment 93
Martin El
719 N Oak Rdg Dr
ZIP: 76087
(817) 598-2910
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Tison Middle
102 Meadow View Rd
ZIP: 76087
(817) 598-2960
Middle
Total Enrollment 554
Garner El
2222 Garner School Rd
ZIP: 76088
(940) 682-7410
Primary
Total Enrollment 199
Peaster Middle
8512 Fm 920
ZIP: 76088
(817) 341-5000
Middle
Total Enrollment 254
Peaster El
3400 Harwell Lk Rd
ZIP: 76088
(817) 594-1884
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Peaster H S
3600 Harwell Lk Rd
ZIP: 76088
(817) 341-5000
High
Total Enrollment 289

Weatherford Private Schools

The Schoolhouse
1116 Santa Fe Dr
ZIP: 76086
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Victory Baptist Academy
1311 E Bankhead Dr
ZIP: 76086
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 83
Couts Christian Academy
802 N Elm St
ZIP: 76086
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
The Academy
1200 S Main St
ZIP: 76086
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Oakwood Academy
101 Bluebonnet Dr
ZIP: 76087
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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