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Gary City town, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Gary City had a population of 344 as of July 1, 2023. Gary City town ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Gary City town is located at latitude 32.0277 and longitude -94.3679 in Panola County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gary City encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Town of Gary City 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 Town of Gary City is located within Gary City Division of Panola County.

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Gary City town, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 344 (100%)
Population in Households 344 (100.0%)
Population in Families 296 (86.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 181
Diversity Index2 46


Median Household Income $55,732
Average Household Income $84,678
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $29,293
Wealth Index5 83
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (49.4)


Total HU (Housing Units) 138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $165,625
Average Home Value $183,239
Housing Affordability Index3 142


Total Households 119
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.82% 0.40%
Households 2.45% 0.50%
Families   0.22%
Median Household Income   -1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
Owner Occupied HU   0.89%

Gary City town, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gary City town to the other 1,862 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 1385 26th
Population Density # 1564 16th
Median Household Income # 1018 45th
Housing Affordability Index # 1254 67th
Per Capita Income # 991 47th
Diversity Index # 1572 16th

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