Cleburne is a city in and the county seat of Johnson County, Texas. The city is named in honor of Patrick Cleburne, a Confederate general. Cleburne is west of the center of Johnson County, 30 miles, and is south of the center of Fort Worth. It is bordered to the north by Joshua and to the east by Keene.
As of the 2020 United States Census, Cleburne was comprised of 31,352 people, 10,982 households, and 7,441 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 3.71% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 28.8% of the population. The median income for a household in the city from 2014–2018 was $50,253.
Cleburne was temporarily known as Camp Henderson, a temporary Civil War outpost from which Johnson County soldiers would depart for war, and most of them served under General Cleburne. The city was formally incorporated in 1871 as Cleburne.
Some of the largest employers in Cleburne include Walmart, which has a Supercenter retail outlet and a distribution center within the city limits. Together, those facilities employ 914 workers. Another large employer is The Cleburne Independent School District with 968 employees. Lastly, the local government is also a major employer, providing 348 jobs, and Johnson County has 598 employees in the city.
Culture & Recreation
Cleburne is home to many parks, recreation areas, and sports complexes. The City of Cleburne Parks and Recreation Department manages Splash Station, a small water park. Additionally, the 96-acre Cleburne Sports Complex contains seven baseball or softball fields, two football fields, and 20 soccer fields. Lastly, The Depot at Cleburne Station is a 1,750-seat baseball stadium, home to the Cleburne Railroaders.