East Mountain, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of East Mountain had a population of 868 as of July 1, 2016. East Mountain ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Mountain is located at latitude 32.5858 and longitude -94.858 in Upshur County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Mountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Upshur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 430 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of East Mountain are located in Upshur County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Gregg County.

The City of East Mountain (GNIS ID: 2410388) 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 East Mountain is located within Gladewater Division of Upshur County.

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


Total Population 868
Population in Households 868
Population in Familes 760
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 411
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 344
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 261
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $121,875
Average Home Value $158,303


Median Household Income $58,163
Average Household Income $69,742
Per Capita Income $27,020
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.37% 1.15%
Households 1.42% 1.19%
Families 1.69% 1.05%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

East Mountain, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Mountain 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 # 1053 40th
Population Density1 # 1267 28th
Diversity Index2 # 1368 22nd
Median Household Income # 398 77th
Per Capita Income # 504 71st

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