Whitney, Texas

According to biotionary.com, The city of Whitney, Texas is located in Hill County and is situated on the Brazos River. It has a population of about 3,000 people, making it one of the smaller cities in the state. The geography of Whitney is mostly flat and open, with some rolling hills in the north and south. It is home to several parks and lakes, providing plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities. The climate in Whitney is typically hot and humid during the summer months, with mild winters.

Whitney has a rich history that dates back to 1854 when its first settler arrived from Missouri. The settlers founded a town which was named after Colonel Henry Whitney who had been an officer during the Civil War. In its early days, it was primarily an agricultural community with cotton being one of its main crops. During World War II, Fort Hood was established nearby and this helped to spur economic growth for Whitney as well as providing employment opportunities for local residents.

Today, Whitney has a mayor-council form of government which is responsible for overseeing all aspects of local governance such as city services, law enforcement, public works projects, and budgeting. The current economy in Whitney is largely based around agriculture but there are also some manufacturing operations which provide employment opportunities for locals as well as visitors to the area.

The city is home to several schools including two elementary schools, one junior high school, one high school and a college preparatory program offered through Hill College at their local campus. These schools are highly rated by both students and parents alike for their excellent academic programs and commitment to student success.

Whitney also boasts several notable landmarks including its historic downtown area which includes many 19th century buildings that have been restored over time; Fort Fisher Park which pays tribute to those who served at Fort Hood during WWII; Lake Whitney State Park which offers camping facilities along with swimming areas; Old City Cemetery which serves as an important reminder of those who have gone before us; and finally the downtown gazebo where residents gather often for events such as concerts or farmers markets throughout the year.

Population: 1,833. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,049 (+11.8% change)
Males: 764 (41.7%), Females: 1,069 (58.3%)

Zip code: 76692

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $25,174
Median house value: $54,000

Races in Whitney:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.4%)
  • Hispanic (9.3%)
  • Black (7.1%)
  • Other race (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)

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

Ancestries: United States (23.5%), Irish (7.6%), English (6.3%), German (5.3%), French (1.4%), Italian (1.1%).

Land area: 1.6 square miles

Whitney, Texas


Whitney, Texas is located in Hill County and has a population of about 1,500 people. The majority of the population is white (84.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9.1%), African American (2.2%), and Asian (1.5%). The median age is 42 years old, with 24% of the population under 18 years old and 13% over 65 years old. The median household income is $40,851 with an average per capita income of $21,281. A large portion of the population works in farming and ranching occupations such as cattle farming and crop production. Other industries include construction, retail trade, health care services, educational services, and professional services. There are also many small businesses in Whitney that provide goods and services to the community such as restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, and other retail stores. The town also offers a variety of recreational activities for residents including parks for picnicking and camping as well as fishing spots along the Brazos River. Whitney also has an abundance of local churches that offer spiritual support to its residents from various denominations including Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Catholic and more.

For population 25 years and over in Whitney

  • High school or higher: 63.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitney town

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

4.0% Foreign born (3.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +190 (+11.6%).


Hospital/medical center in Whitney:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Whitney:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Whitney:

  • WACO REGIONAL (about 26 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: ACT)
  • FORT WORTH NAS JRB/CARSWELL FIELD (about 57 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: NFW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Whitney:

  • LAKE WHITNEY STATE PARK (about 4 miles; WHITNEY, TX; Abbreviation: F50)
  • HILLSBORO MUNI (about 19 miles; HILLSBORO, TX; Abbreviation: 5T5)
  • CLIFTON MUNICIPAL/ISENHOWER FIELD (about 20 miles; CLIFTON, TX; Abbreviation: 7F7)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitney:

  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,658)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-WACO (about 29 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,218)
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,183)
  • TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,403)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON (about 55 miles; ARLINGTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,467)
  • TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,454)
  • TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,032)


Public high school in Whitney:

  • WHITNEY H S (Students: 447; Location: 305 S SAN JACINTO ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Whitney:

  • WHITNEY EL (Students: 399; Location: 305 S SAN JACINTO ST; Grades: PK – 02)
  • WHITNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 356; Location: 305 S SAN JACINTO ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WHITNEY INT (Students: 346; Location: 305 S SAN JACINTO ST; Grades: 03 – 05)


Library in Whitney:

  • LAKE WHITNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $46,084; Location: 106 N COLORADO; 11,375 books; 373 audio materials; 594 video materials; 2 serial subscriptions)