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Whitewright, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Whitewright had a population of 1,396 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Whitewright is located at latitude 33.5112 and longitude -96.3949 in Grayson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Whitewright (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grayson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 751 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Whitewright are located in Grayson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Fannin County.

The Town of Whitewright (GNIS ID: 2413481) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Whitewright is located within East Grayson Division of Grayson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitewright population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Whitewright, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,396
Population in Households 1,396
Population in Familes 1,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 752
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 554
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 391
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 394 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 (26.8%)
Median Home Value $89,630
Average Home Value $122,335


Median Household Income $49,634
Average Household Income $71,075
Per Capita Income $27,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.2% -0.74%
Households -2.26% -0.77%
Families -1.8% -0.89%
Median Household Income   0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Whitewright, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitewright to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 859 51st
Population Density1 # 914 48th
Diversity Index2 # 1236 29th
Median Household Income # 668 62nd
Per Capita Income # 484 72nd

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