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Granbury's Exemplary Lifestyle, Workforce and Central Location Continue to Fuel a Diverse, Thriving Economy

Granbury provides a wealth of opportunities, a great atmosphere for development and expansion, and leadership that understands the importance of maintaining a profit-friendly environment that responds to the business community.

The top employers for Hood County in 2016 were: Granbury ISD, City of Granbury, Culberson Construction, Drug Detox & Alcohol Rehab, Equibrand Corporation, G-Force & Associates, Granbury Care Center, H-E-B, Home Depot, Hood County, Kroger Marketplace, Lake Granbury Medical Center, and Lowe's Home Improvement.
(Information provided by Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas)

About the Area

Hood County - 59,300
Projected 2035 - 97,805
Projected 2040 - 121,852
Granbury - 8,800
City of DeCordova - 3,500
Cresson - 750
Lipan - 507
Pecan Plantation - 5,800
Stockton Bend - 305
Tolar - 690
Hood County - 437 square miles

2014 Tax Rates
Hood County - 0.33654
City of Granbury - 0.397584
Granbury ISD - 1.26500

Unemployment Rate
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
October 2014
Hood County - 3.8%
Texas - 5.1%
U.S. - 7.9%


By The Numbers

Hood County
  • Unemployment dropped from 6.3 percent in 2012 to 3.8 percent in late 2014. Texas was at 5.1 percent while the national rate was 7.9 percent on the same date.
  • Per capita income is higher than the Texas state average.
  • Taxable sales in Hood County in the third quarter of 2014 were up 4.0 percent from the same quarter in 2013.
  • Home sales are up 7.2 percent over 2013 and almost 20 percent over 2012.
  • The expansive trade area boasts more than 100,000 consumers.
  • The underserved retail market offers compelling opportunities to retailers, averaging 2.57 gross leasable area, or GLA, per capita, compared to the national average of 16.5 and Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex average of 23.37.
  • Average household income is $77,882.
Sources: Texas State Comptroller, Lake Granbury Area Economic
Development Corporation, Granbury Association of Realtors.

Population by Race

Labor availability: 600,000 workers within 40 miles of Granbury-Hood County • Texas is a “Right to Work” state.




Households by Income



Granbury Aerial





Texas boasts an economy that is strong and growing.
According to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs:
  • The Texas unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in October 2014 down from 6.2 percent in October 2014.
  • The Texas unemployment rate has been at or below the national rate for 94 consecutive months.
  • Sales tax collections for fiscal 2014 were 12.9 percent higher than in fiscal 2013.
  • The U.S. consumer confidence index was 88.7 in November 2014, 14.5 percent higher than one year earlier
  • The Texas region’s consumer confidence index was 113.9 in November 2014, .6 percent higher than one year earlier.

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