Strawn, Texas

According to, Strawn, Texas is a small city located in west central Texas, about 90 miles west of Fort Worth. The city is situated in the rolling hills of the Edwards Plateau and is bordered by the Brazos River to the north and the Colorado River to the south. The climate is typical of West Texas, with hot summers and mild winters.

The history of Strawn dates back to 1854 when it was founded by a group of settlers from Tennessee who were attracted by the area’s abundance of wild game and fresh water. The city grew rapidly over the next several decades, becoming an important trading post for local farmers and ranchers. By 1900, Strawn had become a thriving commercial center with a population of over 1,000 people.

Today, politics in Strawn lean heavily towards conservative values and traditional family values. The city has seen steady economic growth over the last few decades due to its proximity to larger cities such as Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin. In recent years, Strawn has become known for its vibrant arts scene and strong sense of community pride.

Schools in Strawn are served by two public school districts: Strawn Independent School District (ISD) and Mingus ISD. Both school districts have excellent academic programs and offer students a variety of extracurricular activities including sports teams, clubs, and other student organizations.

One of Strawn’s most popular landmarks is Lake Leon State Park which offers camping sites, fishing spots, swimming areas, picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking trails and much more for visitors to enjoy year-round. Other points of interest include Cedar Creek Golf Course which features an 18 hole championship golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., as well as several historic buildings including Old Post Office Museum which was built in 1893.

Strawn, Texas

Population: 739. Estimated population in July 2020: 758 (+2.6% change)
Males: 365 (49.4%), Females: 374 (50.6%)

Palo Pinto County

Zip code: 76475

Median resident age: 35.5 years
Median household income: $26,618
Median house value: $27,900

Races in Strawn:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.7%)
  • Hispanic (24.4%)
  • Other race (15.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (11.9%), United States (11.0%), English (8.3%), Irish (6.8%), Scottish (2.6%), Italian (1.9%).

Elevation: 979 feet

Land area: 0.8 square miles


Strawn, Texas is a small town located in the western part of Palo Pinto County. The town has a population of approximately 814 people, according to the 2010 census. The majority of the population is White (78%), followed by Hispanic (13%), African American (4%) and other races (5%). The median household income for Strawn is $32,143 and the median age is 44 years. The town is mainly rural with the majority of the population living in single family dwellings. Agriculture and ranching are the main industries in Strawn, which contribute to its vibrant economy. Many businesses have opened up over the years as a result of this economic activity. In addition to agriculture, there are also several small businesses that provide services to local residents such as grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants. Education is important to residents in Strawn with many attending local schools or commuting to nearby towns for higher education opportunities. The school district consists of three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. There are also several churches located in Strawn that offer spiritual guidance and fellowship for members of all denominations.

For population 25 years and over in Strawn

  • High school or higher: 69.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Strawn city

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

8.1% Foreign born (6.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+4.1%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Strawn:

  • DELEON HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; DE LEON, TX)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Strawn:

  • FORT WORTH NAS JRB/CARSWELL FIELD (about 76 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: NFW)
  • ABILENE REGIONAL (about 82 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: ABI)
  • FORT WORTH MEACHAM INTL (about 82 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: FTW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Strawn:

  • RANGER MUNI (about 14 miles; RANGER, TX; Abbreviation: F23)
  • EASTLAND MUNI (about 24 miles; EASTLAND, TX; Abbreviation: ETN)
  • POSSUM KINGDOM (about 26 miles; GRAFORD, TX; Abbreviation: F35)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Strawn:

  • TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; STEPHENVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,068)
  • TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,454)
  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 85 miles; ABILENE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,380)
  • TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 85 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,032)
  • SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (about 85 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,253)
  • HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
  • TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,403)

Public primary/middle school in Strawn:

  • STRAWN SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: 224 E WALNUT; Grades: PK – 12)

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