Graford, Texas

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Population in 2013: 571 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.2%
 
Males: 302  (52.9%)
Females: 269  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76449.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,847 (it was $30,972 in 2000)
Graford:

$42,847
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,045 (it was $12,648 in 2000)

Graford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,198 (it was $30,800 in 2000)
Graford:

$75,198
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $89,633; Detached houses: $105,113; Mobile homes: $64,643

Median gross rent in 2012: $708.

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Graford races chart
  • White alone - 505 (86.5%)
  • Hispanic - 56 (9.6%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Graford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Graford: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (20.9%), English (11.2%), German (8.1%), Irish (3.3%), Scottish (2.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 810 people per square mile   (low).

Graford,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Graford:

  • High school or higher: 73.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Graford city:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

78 residents are foreign born

This city:  9.3%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Graford, Texas as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Graford to the number of sex offenders is 82 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,013 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $689 (1.1%)

Graford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Worth, TX (54.9 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (85.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Palo Pinto, TX (3.5 miles ), Mineral Wells, TX (3.5 miles ), Perrin, TX (3.9 miles ), Cool, TX (4.1 miles) , Bryson, TX (4.2 miles ), Millsap, TX (4.4 miles ), Palo Pinto-Santo, TX (4.4 miles ), Jacksboro, TX (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 32.94 N, Longitude: 98.25 W

Area code: 940

Graford household income distribution Graford home values distribution

Graford tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+3.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (29%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (21%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Graford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Graford, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Graford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.6 miles away from the Graford city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1951, a category F4 tornado 44.2 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Graford-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 146.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 353.1 miles away from Graford center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 158.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 127.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 132.4 miles away from Graford center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 285.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Palo Pinto County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 10, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Graford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Graford:

  • NORTHWEST 23RD STREET (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)
  • RESORT LODGE INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)
  • MINERAL WELLS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)
  • MINERAL WELLS NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)
  • PALO PINTO NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)
  • USRC MINERAL WELLS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; MINERAL WELLS, TX)

Airports located in Graford:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Graford:

  • Weatherford College (about 30 miles; Weatherford, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,080)
  • Tarleton State University (about 50 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Texas Christian University (about 54 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Tarrant County College District (about 56 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 33,775)
  • Cisco College (about 57 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • University of North Texas (about 67 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 31,694)
  • Midwestern State University (about 67 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)

Public high school in Graford:

  • Graford High School (Students: 122; Location: 400 W DIVISION ST; Grades: 7-12; Our rating: 25)

Public elementary/middle school in Graford:

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Notable location: Graford Rural Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Chisum Lakeview Lodge (3067 Park Road 36), Chaparral Grill (103 North Fm 2353).

Palo Pinto County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 3.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.18
U.S.:

6.58
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.8%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 64.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 8.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Graford compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Graford (2011 data):

  • Titan Bank, N.A.: Graford Branch at 200 Main Street, branch established on 2001/05/01; Graford P.K. Branch at 303 Fm 2353 North Possum Kingdom Lake, branch established on 1995/09/05. Info updated 2011/11/01: Bank assets: $55.9 mil, Deposits: $49.2 mil, headquarters in Mineral Wells, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Bmc Bancshares, Inc.
  • Graham Savings and Loan, SSB: Possum Kingdom Branch at 1301 Park Rd 36, branch established on 1934/11/27. Info updated 2011/07/15: Bank assets: $132.5 mil, Deposits: $113.3 mil, headquarters in Graham, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • First State Bank of Mineral Wells: Possum Kingdom Lake Branch at 1404 Park Road 36, branch established on 1995/09/01. Info updated 2011/02/15: Bank assets: $109.2 mil, Deposits: $96.6 mil, headquarters in Mineral Wells, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Mineral Wells Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Graford travel time to work - commute Graford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Graford city (based on Palo Pinto County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.16%
Here: 58.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents61.2%9.9%8.8%6.6%3.7%
Congregations40.0%5.0%11.7%18.3%1.7%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.3%1.6%1.0%0.9%4.1%
Congregations1.7%1.7%3.3%1.7%15.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Palo Pinto County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Palo Pinto County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Palo Pinto County:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

9.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Palo Pinto County:

29.2%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.7%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,702$32,4240$0
Water Supply 2$6,201$37,2060$0
Totals for Government 3$8,903$35,6120$0

7.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,201 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Parker County, TX  1.45% ($28,985 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  1.22% ($43,064)
from Dallas County, TX  0.32% ($48,862)


7.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.71%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Parker County, TX  1.67% ($40,298 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  1.13% ($32,618)
to Hood County, TX  0.21% ($36,895)

Strongest AM radio stations in Graford:

  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNO (1440 AM; 12 kW; DENTON, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLIF (570 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KLIF LICO, INC.)
  • KNAX (1630 AM; 10 kW; FT. WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Graford:

  • KFWR (95.9 FM; MINERAL WELLS, TX; Owner: LKCM RADIO GROUP, LP)
  • KDXX (107.1 FM; BENBROOK, TX; Owner: KCYT-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRNB (105.7 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KDKR (91.3 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHCK-FM (99.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: KHCK-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTFW-FM (92.1 FM; GLEN ROSE, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYQX (89.5 FM; WEATHERFORD, TX; Owner: CSSI NON-PROFIT EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K220EZ (91.9 FM; GRAHAM, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Graford:

  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)

Graford fatal accident list:

Nov 3, 1985 01:25 AM, Fm4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total average daily traffic: 38,940
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,396

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Graford)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 32.844528 Lon: -98.432028, Call Sign: WQIL697
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.387 MHz, 467.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2008, Expiration Date: 03/11/2018, Certifier: Jeff Case
    Registrant: Cliff\'s Club Corp., 160 Cliffs Dr., Graford, TX 76449, Phone: (940) 779-4557, Fax: (940) 779-4560, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Graford)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Graford)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Graford, TX
Most common first names in Graford, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1072.6 years
William878.1 years
John767.7 years
Mary778.9 years
Robert775.4 years
George673.8 years
Betty568.8 years
Bobby570.6 years
Jessie586.0 years
Barbara463.5 years
Most common last names in Graford, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1072.3 years
Moore767.7 years
Jones683.4 years
Gray470.2 years
Bridges478.0 years
Miller471.5 years
Taylor481.8 years
Walker466.2 years
Clark373.0 years
Hall372.0 years

Businesses in Graford, TX

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