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Weatherford is a city in Parker County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Jefferson Weatherford, state senator.

The latitude of Weatherford is 32.759N. The longitude is -97.796W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,053 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,420.


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Median household income
Local
$37,714
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Weatherford demographic reports
Local landmarks include a statue of Peter Pan, a character played by Weatherford native Mary Martin
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 34. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Actress Mary Martin and her son, actor Larry Hagman
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Parker County Peach Festival - July 14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Weatherford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Holland Lake Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Weatherford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Parker County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Worth area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76086 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Weatherford residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Weatherford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Weatherford was $19,787, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Weatherford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Weatherford include Weatherford Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Weatherford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $469.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $925.


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Libraries in Weatherford include Weatherford Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Weatherford include Weatherford Democrat, Weatherford Telegram

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Parker County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Weatherford political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Weatherford workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Weatherford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Weatherford include Best Western, Comfort Suites Weatherford, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, La Quinta Inn & Suites Weatherford, Motel 6 Weatherford, Ramada Limited Weatherford, Super 8.

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