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Gilmer, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Gilmer is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Upshur County at latitude 32.7323 and longitude -94.9458. Upshur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 367 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gilmer, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gilmer, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gilmer indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Gilmer (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Gilmer, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,091
Population in Households 4,899
Population in Familes 4,022
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density1 1,343
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 1,994
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,314
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,264 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 730 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $119,003
Average Home Value $135,711


Median Household Income $43,630
Average Household Income $54,853
Per Capita Income $21,940
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.88% 0.58%
Households 0.92% 0.58%
Families 1.61% 0.48%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   3.39%
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.


Gilmer, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilmer to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 391 78th
Population Density1 # 514 71st
Diversity Index2 # 865 51st
Median Household Income # 856 51st
Per Capita Income # 823 53rd

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