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Gilmer, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Gilmer had a population of 5,018 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Gilmer is located at latitude 32.7323 and longitude -94.9458 in Upshur County. 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. Upshur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 367 feet.

The City of Gilmer (GNIS ID: 2410590) 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 Gilmer is located within Gilmer Division of Upshur County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gilmer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Gilmer, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,018
Population in Households 4,826
Population in Familes 3,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density1 1,324
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 1,965
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,296
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,237 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 728 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $125,338
Average Home Value $142,952


Median Household Income $43,697
Average Household Income $54,911
Per Capita Income $21,938
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.53%
Households 0.46% 0.55%
Families 1.03% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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, 2015 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 # 400 77th
Population Density1 # 529 70th
Diversity Index2 # 875 50th
Median Household Income # 927 47th
Per Capita Income # 876 50th

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