Community Profile


Nocona is in the North Texas Hill Country on US Highway 82 bordering Oklahoma in north central Montague County.

Getting Here:

Nocona is an easy drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. With access to I-35, major highway only 33 miles away, Nocona is conveniently located:

  • 85 miles southeast of Fort Worth
  • 105 miles southeast of Dallas
  • 47 miles northwest of Wichita Falls
  • 38 miles east of Gainesville
  • 145 miles north of Oklahoma City
  • And 62 miles northeast of Ardmore, OK

The county seat, Montague, lies in the center of the county. Most of the county's 937 square miles sets in the western Cross Timbers region in which the dominantly light colored, sandy, and loam soils support a post oak savannah. The level to gently rolling terrain with broad valleys and high rolling prairies offers a enjoyable landscape.


Nocona: 2021 U.S. Census population: 3,736 (includes Nocona Hills)

Montague County: 2010 U.S. Census population: 19,719

Property Taxation:

Nocona (City): 0.4413¢ per $100 value
Nocona (ISD): $1.04 per $100 value
Montague County: $0.45120¢ per $100 value
Montague County certified property values as of 2010: $1,313,226,983

City Government:

The City of Nocona is a Type A general law city governed by an elected Mayor and five City Councilmen. There are five police officers plus two reserves, and 25 40 volunteer firefighters.

Health Care:

Nocona General Hospital has 18 private, spacious patient rooms with walk-in showers. NGH also has a 4-bed Special Care Unit, a medical clinic, a wellness center.
There is an assisted living facility and a nursing home, complete with a rehabilitation center. Nocona has two veterinary clinics that serves small and large animal needs.


Nocona families are served by two Independent School Districts: Nocona (2A) and Prairie Valley (1A). Each provides Elementary (grades Pre-K through 5), Middle School (grades 6 through 8) and High School (grades 9 through 12). Nocona also has a Special/Head Start program. Nocona ISD has three campuses located in the community. Prairie Valley ISD's single campus is about seven miles north of Nocona.

In addition, Nocona is close to several colleges and universities: North Central Texas College has two campuses in the area (Bowie and Gainesville), Midwestern State University and Vernon Regional Junior College, both in nearby Wichita Falls, and the University of North Texas and Texas Women's University in nearby Denton.


Nocona has two community parks; rodeo arena; a public swimming pool; a multi-sports complex with softball and baseball fields; an all-weather track located at the football stadium; a library; and an 18-hole golf course.

In addition, Lake Nocona boasts miles and miles of beautiful shoreline and a wide variety of recreational facilities. Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy wrangling largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, white bass and sunfish. Lake Nocona is classified as the fourth-best bass fishing lake in Texas!

Boating enthusiasts can bring along their own craft to launch at the boat ramps. Facilities include a marina, lakeside RV spaces and campgrounds, plus three public parks with boat ramps and fishing piers.