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Gilmer, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Gilmer had a population of 4,876 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Gilmer, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,876
Daytime Population: Workers 3,549
Daytime Population: Residents 3,198
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,747
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 4,691
Population in Familes 3,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density2 1,286
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $50,316
Average Household Income $64,218
Per Capita Income $25,850


Total Housing Units 2,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,189 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 718 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 285 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $111,405
Average Home Value $137,405


Total Households 1,907
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,257
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 -0.08% 0.08%
Households -0.08% 0.07%
Families 0.32% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Gilmer, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilmer 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 # 413 76th
Population Density # 555 68th
Diversity Index # 861 51st
Median Household Income # 725 59th
Per Capita Income # 694 60th

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