Parker County, Texas

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Parker County
The Parker County courthouse in Weatherford
The Parker County courthouse in Weatherford
Flag of Parker County
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Map of Texas highlighting Parker County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
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Coordinates: 32°47′N 97°49′W / 32.78°N 97.81°W / 32.78; -97.81
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1856
SeatWeatherford
Largest cityWeatherford
Area
 • Total910 sq mi (2,400 km2)
 • Land903 sq mi (2,340 km2)
 • Water6.6 sq mi (17 km2)  0.7%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total116,927
 • Density129/sq mi (50/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district12th
Websitewww.parkercountytx.com
Confederate soldier statue at Parker County Courthouse

Parker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 116,927.[1] The county seat is Weatherford.[2] The county was created in 1855 and organized the following year.[3] It is named for Isaac Parker, a state legislator who introduced the bill that established the county in 1855.[4][5]

Parker County is included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,340 km2) are land and 6.6 square miles (17 km2) (0.7%) are covered by water.[6] The county is intersected by the Brazos River.[7]

Highest point[edit]

Slipdown Mountain and Slipdown Bluff, at a height of 1,368 feet (417 m), are the highest points in Parker County.[8] They are located just east of the Advance community, southwest of Poolville.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

    • The following demographics have been provided by the Parker County Economic Development Council which is a 501(c)(6) business league. We are dedicated to the retention of our current businesses and aide in managing the incoming businesses. For more information following the link http://parkercountyedc.com/ we are here to help inform our community!

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18604,213
18704,186−0.6%
188015,870279.1%
189021,68236.6%
190025,82319.1%
191026,3312.0%
192023,382−11.2%
193018,759−19.8%
194020,4829.2%
195021,5285.1%
196022,8806.3%
197033,88848.1%
198044,60931.6%
199064,78545.2%
200088,49536.6%
2010116,92732.1%
Est. 2018138,371[9]18.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1850–2010[11] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census of 2019, 136,506 people, 48,346 households, and 37,416 families resided in the county. The population density is 150 people per square mile. The 48,346 housing units averaged 53 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county is 90.32% White, 1.80% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.02% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races.


In the county, the population was distributed as 26.55% under the age of 19, 11.63% from 20 to 29, 24.74% from 30 to 49, 21% from 50 to 64, and 16.08% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. the female population is 50.24% to 49.76% male.

The median income for a household in the county is $78,309. Males had a median income of $37,913 versus $25,412 for females. 79.90% of the population are home owners and 20.10% are renters with 94.76 housing units being occupied.

Communities[edit]

Cities (multiple counties)[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Parker County, like most suburban counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, has been a Republican stronghold for decades. Republicans have held all public offices since 1999 and the county has not voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate since 1976.[citation needed]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 81.8% 46,473 14.7% 8,344 3.5% 2,000
2012 82.3% 39,243 16.5% 7,853 1.3% 598
2008 77.1% 36,974 21.9% 10,502 1.0% 475
2004 77.6% 31,795 21.9% 8,966 0.5% 196
2000 71.2% 23,651 26.7% 8,878 2.1% 696
1996 54.3% 14,580 35.2% 9,447 10.5% 2,828
1992 37.5% 10,321 28.9% 7,934 33.6% 9,239
1988 62.0% 14,090 37.5% 8,517 0.5% 116
1984 69.1% 13,647 30.6% 6,050 0.3% 62
1980 52.7% 8,505 45.4% 7,336 1.9% 314
1976 36.2% 4,692 63.1% 8,186 0.7% 91
1972 69.1% 7,152 30.8% 3,184 0.1% 13
1968 33.0% 3,068 46.2% 4,301 20.8% 1,934
1964 29.2% 2,175 70.7% 5,270 0.2% 13
1960 48.5% 3,467 50.8% 3,629 0.7% 52
1956 51.5% 3,390 48.0% 3,165 0.5% 33
1952 50.5% 3,523 49.2% 3,434 0.3% 19
1948 19.8% 806 75.0% 3,061 5.2% 213
1944 12.3% 559 76.9% 3,503 10.8% 493
1940 13.1% 558 86.7% 3,687 0.2% 8
1936 13.0% 375 86.1% 2,493 1.0% 28
1932 10.7% 372 88.3% 3,074 1.0% 36
1928 66.2% 2,178 33.8% 1,110
1924 14.7% 438 80.3% 2,391 5.0% 150
1920 20.6% 488 74.5% 1,765 4.9% 116
1916 7.8% 173 80.7% 1,797 11.5% 257
1912 5.6% 135 70.7% 1,700 23.7% 569

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "PARKER COUNTY". Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  5. ^ "PARKER, ISAAC". Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Wikisource Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). "Parker" . The American Cyclopædia.
  8. ^ "Parker County Highpoint Trip Report". Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  11. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  13. ^ https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fch17

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Coordinates: 32°47′N 97°49′W / 32.78°N 97.81°W / 32.78; -97.81