When you visit Bosque County it doesn't take long for you to see why over 18,000 people have made it their home. The small town charm and natural beauty of the area only compliment the activities and opportunities that exist in Bosque County. From water skiing on Lake Whitney to camping at Meridian State Park or watching the latest box office hit at the Cliftex Theatre there's something for everyone in Bosque County.
Take a look at the information below to help you get started on your journey, living in Bosque County.
Cities in Bosque County
Bosque County Healthcare
Bosque County is served by the Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority located in Clifton, Texas. Goodall-Witcher Hospital’s outpatient services allow access to complete care in a local setting, with a full-service rehabilitation department (occupational, speech and physical), lab and radiology services. The hospital provides emergency room services, both inpatient and outpatient care, and short term skilled (swing bed) care for its patients.
Clifton Medical Clinic
The Clifton Medical Clinic is located at the Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority. New construction on the clinic was completed in 2008, connecting the clinic to the hospital. Expansion for care in clinic has been on-going since that time, adding extended hours opening at 7 a.m. and through the lunch hour for patients’ walk-in convenience. As well the clinic offers specialty services for patients to better access in Bosque County.
Physicians specializing in Cardiology from Waco Cardiology Associates, an Optometrist from Whitney Family Eye Care, a consulting Orthopedist, and Psychologist, all see patients at Clifton Medical Clinic at various times.
The clinic also coordinates additional patient services provided by Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority. These services include diagnostic x-ray, laboratory testing, surgery, inpatient hospitalization, physical, speech and occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and sleep lab studies.
Assisted and Nursing Facilities
Bosque County is served by numerous assisted living and nursing facilities in many communities.
County Facts and Information
The FY2010 population for Bosque County is 18,212, as of the census of 2010, 7,254 households, and 5,081 families residing in the county. The population density was 18.53 people per square mile within the entire county. The racial makeup of the county was 89.9% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 5.9% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. 16.1% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,254 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.
The population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.2 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $44,742, and the median income for a family was $53,835. Males had a median income of $29,388 versus $17,033 for females. The per capita income for the county was $36,838 (BEA). About 9.7% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those ages 65 or over.