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Gholson, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Gholson had a population of 1,140 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Gholson, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,140
Daytime Population: Workers 93
Daytime Population: Residents 694
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 787
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 1,069
Population in Familes 893
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 131
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $45,405
Average Household Income $56,374
Per Capita Income $23,440


Total Housing Units 500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 344 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $90,833
Average Home Value $143,169


Total Households 456
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 320
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.0% 1.01%
Households 1.04% 1.07%
Families 0.44% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2017 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 # 944 46th
Population Density # 1599 9th
Diversity Index # 1038 41st
Median Household Income # 919 48th
Per Capita Income # 889 49th

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