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Mineral Wells is a city in Palo Pinto County. (The community straddles Palo Pinto and Parker counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for the local waters, believed to have medicinal powers.

The latitude of Mineral Wells is 32.808N. The longitude is -98.112W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 883 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,970.


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Median household income
Local
$27,233
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mineral Wells demographic reports
Mineral Wells is near the Brazos River.
Health resort in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many believed that the so-called "Crazy Well" could cure mental illness
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 39. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Bluegrass Festival - June 22, 2007
  • Crazy Water Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mineral Wells web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Historic sites and museums: Palo Pinto Museum
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 Mineral Wells demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Palo Pinto County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76088 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Mineral Wells residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mineral Wells ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mineral Wells was $13,336, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Mineral Wells residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Mineral Wells, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $331.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $698.


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Libraries in Mineral Wells include Boyce Ditto Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mineral Wells include Mineral Wells Index

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Palo Pinto County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mineral Wells political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Mineral Wells workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mineral Wells between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Mineral Wells include Best Western Club House Inn, Executive Inn Mineral Wells, Ramada Limited.

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