Texas Wise County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Wise County, Texas. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Texas Wise County.

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1. Library System ALVORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 117 N Wickham St, Alvord, TX 76225
Phone Number: (940) 427-2842 Wise 6,450 4,446

2. Central Library ALVORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 117 N Wickham St, Alvord, TX 76225
Phone Number: (940) 427-2842 Wise N/A N/A

3. Library System BOYD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 101 W Rock Island Ave, Boyd, TX 76023
Phone Number: (940) 433-5580 Wise 7,102 7,346

4. Central Library BOYD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 101 W Rock Island Ave, Boyd, TX 76023
Phone Number: (940) 433-5580 Wise N/A N/A

5. Library System BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2159 10th St, Bridgeport, TX 76426
Phone Number: (940) 683-4412 Wise 57,718 50,933

6. Central Library BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2159 10th St, Bridgeport, TX 76426
Phone Number: (940) 683-4412 Wise N/A N/A

7. Central Library CHICO PUBLIC LIBRARY INC
106 W Jacksboro St, Chico, TX 76431
Phone Number: (940) 644-2330 Wise N/A N/A

8. Library System CHICO PUBLIC LIBRARY INC
106 W Jacksboro St, Chico, TX 76431
Phone Number: (940) 644-2330 Wise 12,660 14,300

9. Central Library DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1700 S Fm 51, Decatur, TX 76234
Phone Number: (940) 627-5512 Wise N/A N/A

10. Library System DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1700 S Fm 51, Decatur, TX 76234
Phone Number: (940) 627-5512 Wise 82,923 160,964

11. Library System NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 209 Hudson, Newark, TX 76071
Phone Number: (817) 489-2224 Wise 11,000 6,180

12. Central Library NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 209 Hudson, Newark, TX 76071
Phone Number: (817) 489-2224 Wise N/A N/A

13. Central Library RHOME PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 106b N Main St, Rhome, TX 76078
Phone Number: (817) 636-2767 Wise N/A N/A

14. Library System RHOME PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 106b N Main St, Rhome, TX 76078
Phone Number: (817) 636-2767 Wise 1,417 964

Overview of Wise County, Texas

Wise County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 48,793. Its county seat is Decatur. The county is named for Henry Alexander Wise, a U.S. Congressman who supported Texas’ annexation.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,390 km² (923 mi²). 2,343 km² (905 mi²) of it is land and 47 km² (18 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.97% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Montague County (north)
  • Cooke County (northeast)
  • Denton County (east)
  • Tarrant County (southeast)
  • Parker County (south)
  • Jack County (west)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 48,793 people, 17,178 households, and 13,467 families residing in the county. The population density is 21/km² (54/mi²). There are 19,242 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.01% White, 1.23% Black or African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.03% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 10.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 17,178 households out of which 38.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.10% are married couples living together, 8.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.60% are non-families. 18.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the county, the population is spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $41,933, and the median income for a family is $47,909. Males have a median income of $35,913 versus $23,434 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,729. 9.90% of the population and 7.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.30% of those under the age of 18 and 10.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Alvord
  • Aurora
  • Boyd
  • Bridgeport
  • Chico
  • Decatur
  • Lake Bridgeport
  • New Fairview
  • Paradise
  • Rhome
  • Runaway Bay