Hood County (Granbury) - Demographic and Economic Perspective
Texas added more people than any other state (400,000) from 2016 to 2017.
Since 2000, Hood County has experienced a 27.4% increase in population - higher than that of the United States (11.6%) and Texas (25.1%) over the same time period.
Employment in Hood County increased 86.1% from 2003-2013, which is significantly greater than the 27.4% increase in population in the prior years, indicating that more workers are commuting in to work, a key factor for business relocation and expansion.
Granbury Geographic Location & Accessibility
Located within the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Division
Total population of Hood County and the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area, the 4th largest in the U.S., is almost 7 million
Granbury is located along U.S. Highway 377, 30 miles from Fort Worth, with accessibility to other major highways including direct connections to I-20, I-30, I-35W, and I-820
Passenger & Freight Air Service via:
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas Love Field Airport
Fort Worth Alliance Airport
Granbury Regional Airport
Rail service provided by Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FWWR) short line connections to BNSF, UP, Kansas City Southern, and Texas Pacifico, connecting to Ferromex at the Mexican border crossing of Presido/Ojinaga
Quality Lifestyle and Work Environment
The community is located on the banks of Lake Granbury and the Brazos River at the entrance to the Texas Hill Country with a variety of recreational offerings including boating, fishing, golf, hunting, bird watching, camping, horseback riding, hiking, biking and fun at the city's sandy beach.
The 1800's town square was the first in Texas to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district and features over 40 stores, about a dozen restaurants, numerous hotels and inns, and the Granbury Resort Conference Center on the waterfront.
Safe community with well-managed, responsive local government
Excellent healthcare options include Lake Granbury Medical Center, the Medical Centers in Weatherford and Glen Rose, Texas Health Harris Methodist, and the nationally recognized Fort Worth Medical District Hospitals
Per the Texas Education Agency, the schools meet or exceed state requirments, with public, private and parochial options to select from. Weatherford Community College campus in Granbury to provide customized workforce training, as well as four year colleges within 30 minutes to an hour drive time of the city.
Competitively priced residences ranging from apartments or condos to executive housing, and situated on the waterfront, along tree-lined streets, on ranch land, or within walking distance of the historic town square.