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Gholson, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Gholson had a population of 1,115 as of July 1, 2016. Gholson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gholson is located at latitude 31.7056 and longitude -97.238 in McLennan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gholson (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. McLennan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 430 feet.

The City of Gholson (GNIS ID: 2410586) 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 City of Gholson is located within West Division of McLennan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gholson 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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Gholson, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,115
Population in Households 1,040
Population in Familes 869
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density1 128
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 445
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 311
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 334 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $90,302
Average Home Value $142,313


Median Household Income $42,289
Average Household Income $53,045
Per Capita Income $22,269
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.81%
Households 0.81% 0.88%
Families 0.05% 0.82%
Median Household Income   -1.58%
Per Capita Income   0.96%
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.

Gholson, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gholson 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 # 958 45th
Population Density1 # 1600 9th
Diversity Index2 # 1057 40th
Median Household Income # 970 45th
Per Capita Income # 902 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.