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Granbury, Texas

Coordinates: 32°26′31″N 97°46′53″W / 32.44194°N 97.78139°W / 32.44194; -97.78139
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Granbury, Texas
Hood County Courthouse in 2018
Location of Granbury, Texas
Location of Granbury, Texas
Coordinates: 32°26′31″N 97°46′53″W / 32.44194°N 97.78139°W / 32.44194; -97.78139
Country United States
State Texas
 • Total16.97 sq mi (43.95 km2)
 • Land16.18 sq mi (41.92 km2)
 • Water0.79 sq mi (2.03 km2)
Elevation735 ft (224 m)
 • Total10,958
 • Density645.73/sq mi (249.33/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code817
FIPS code48-30416[4]
GNIS feature ID1336797[2]

Granbury is a city in and the county seat of Hood County, Texas, United States.[5] As of the 2020 census, the city's population was 10,958, and it is the principal city of the Granbury micropolitan statistical area. Granbury is named after Confederate General Hiram B. Granbury.

Granbury started as a square and log cabin courthouse. Many buildings on the square are now registered historic landmarks, including the Granbury Opera House, which still hosts "Broadway" productions. The city's name originated from Confederate General Hiram B. Granberry. To explain why the city name is spelled differently, some scholars believe the name Granberry was misread on a document. Recent findings conclude that Granberry chose to spell his name Granbury.[2]

A recent expansion of the city was made possible by building a Brazos River dam in 1969, which formed Lake Granbury, a long, narrow lake that flows through the city.



The Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railway, building towards Brownwood from Fort Worth, reached Granbury in 1887.[6] In the 20th century, the line was owned successively by the Frisco Railway, the Santa Fe Railway, and the South Orient Railroad before being acquired by the Fort Worth and Western Railroad in 1999.

On May 15, 2013, a tornado with a preliminary rating of EF4 struck Granbury, leaving six confirmed deaths and at least 100 homes damaged. Approximately 48 injured people were treated at Lake Granbury Medical Center.[7][8] The tornado was a part of the Tornado outbreak of May 15–17, 2013 in Texas and Oklahoma.

In July 2024, Time magazine published an investigation into numerous noise and health complaints by Granbury residents, many of whom attributed their ailments to a Bitcoin mining facility located in Granbury owned by Marathon Digital Holdings.[9]



Granbury is located along US Route 377 approximately 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth. The Brazos River flows past the east side of the city within Lake Granbury.[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.99 sq mi (36.23 km2), of which 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2) is covered by water.[citation needed]



The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification, Granbury has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[11]


Granbury Town Square
Granbury Railroad Depot
Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Granbury racial composition[12]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 9,098 83%
Black or African American (NH) 100 0.91%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 54 0.49%
Asian (NH) 193 1.76%
Pacific Islander (NH) 7 0.06%
Some Other Race (NH) 412 3.76%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 67 0.61%
Hispanic or Latino 1,068 9.75%
Total 10,958

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 10,958 people, 4,602 households, and 2,813 families residing in the city.

2010 census


As of the census[4] of 2010, 7,978 people, 3,559 households, and 1,927 families were residing in the city. The population density was 619.1 people/sq mi (239.0/km2). The 4,419 housing units averaged 342.9/sq mi (132.4/km2). The city's racial makeup was 93.75% White, 0.71% African American, 0.71% Native American, 1.14% Asian or Pacific Islander, 2.11% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 8.57% of the population.

Of the 3,559 households, 27.0% had children under 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were not families. About 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.7% had someone who was 65 or older living alone. The average household size was 2.20, and the average family size was 2.83. In the city, the age distribution was 21.0% under 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,952, and for a family was $45,451. Males had a median income of $34,625 versus $25,721 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,801. About 5.0% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those ages 65 or over.


Granbury Opera House with patriotic decorations during Fourth of July festival

The Granbury Independent School District consists of 21 campuses. They include Granbury High School, STARS Academy, Behavior Transition Center, Granbury Middle School, Acton Middle School, Mambrino STEAM Academy, Brawner Intermediate, Oak Woods Elementary, Acton Elementary, Nettie Baccus Elementary, and Emma Roberson Elementary.[15] Granbury has been a 5A district since 2008. Also, a Happy Hill Farm Academy home is in the district. In 1999, boys' soccer won the 4A state championship in Texas.



Granbury and Hood County are part of the Dallas/Fort Worth television media market in North Central Texas. Local news media outlets are KDFW-TV, KXAS-TV, WFAA-TV, KTVT-TV, KERA-TV, KTXA-TV, KDFI-TV, KDAF-TV, KFWD-TV, and KDTX-TV. Granbury is also served by a local Public Education and Government Access Channel Granbury TV. Two news media sources serve Hood County, Hood County Free Press,[16] an online daily news publication, and the biweekly newspaper Hood County News. Granbury is also served by Tarleton State University's National Public Radio affiliate, KTRL 90.5 FM.



Granbury is served by Granbury Regional Airport (GDJ). The neighborhood of Pecan Plantation has a municipal airport that operates only recreational flights.

Notable people



  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Granbury, Texas
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS – Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ Mayborn, Ted W. "Granbury, TX". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  7. ^ "At Least 6 Dead After ornadoes Rip Through North Texas". ABC News. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "At least 6 confirmed dead in Texas tornado". WSB TV. Retrieved May 16, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Chow, Andrew R. (July 8, 2024). "'We're Living in a Nightmare:' Inside the Health Crisis of a Texas Bitcoin Town". TIME. Archived from the original on July 9, 2024. Retrieved July 9, 2024.
  10. ^ Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 4th ed., 2001, p.45 ISBN 0899333206
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Granbury, Texas
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  13. ^ https://www.census.gov/ [not specific enough to verify]
  14. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  15. ^ "Granbury ISD Schools". Granbury ISD. Retrieved December 24, 2021.
  16. ^ Hood County Free Press
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[13][14]