Gun Barrel City, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gun Barrel City, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Gun Barrel City had a population of 5,991 as of July 1, 2017. Gun Barrel City 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 Gun Barrel City is located at latitude 32.3282 and longitude -96.1318 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gun Barrel City (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 351 feet.

The City of Gun Barrel City (GNIS ID: 2410673) 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 Gun Barrel City is located within Cedar Creek Lake Division of Henderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gun Barrel City 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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Gun Barrel City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,991
Daytime Population: Workers 3,041
Daytime Population: Residents 3,833
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,874
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 5,990
Population in Familes 4,754
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 958
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $41,522
Average Household Income $55,173
Per Capita Income $22,348


Total Housing Units 3,153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,754 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 664 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 735 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $98,337
Average Home Value $153,394


Total Households 2,418
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,570
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 0.76% 0.71%
Households 0.62% 0.64%
Families 0.49% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Gun Barrel City, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gun Barrel City 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 # 360 79th
Population Density # 750 57th
Diversity Index # 1377 21st
Median Household Income # 1107 37th
Per Capita Income # 993 43rd

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