Gilmer, Texas Population 2024

5,205

Gilmer is a city located in Gregg County and Upshur County Texas. Gilmer has a 2024 population of 5,205. It is also the county seat of Upshur County. Gilmer is currently growing at a rate of 1.72% annually and its population has increased by 7.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,853 in 2020.

The average household income in Gilmer is $61,444 with a poverty rate of 19.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gilmer is 35.9 years, 32 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Gilmer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gilmer was:

  • White: 73.88%
  • Black or African American: 18.11%
  • Two or more races: 4.64%
  • Other race: 2.68%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,373.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.25% (352)
The current population of Gilmer, Texas is 5,205 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,853.

Gilmer, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,61473.88%
Black or African American88618.11%
Two or more races2274.64%
Other race1312.68%
Native American270.55%
Asian70.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gilmer Population by Race

Gilmer Population Pyramid 2024

Gilmer Median Age

35.9

Total

32

Male

42.5

Female

Gilmer Adults

There are 3,713 adults, (998 of whom are seniors) in Gilmer.

Gilmer Age Dependency

80.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilmer Sex Ratio

Female2,62853.72%
Male2,26446.28%

Gilmer Population by Age

Gilmer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7452.6255.844.2
Non Family7981.2250.549.5
Married5414.0578.621.4
Female3113.4733.166.9
Male953.4444.255.8

3.65

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gilmer Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1765.73%
9th to 12th Grade2708.8%
High School Graduate93330.4%
Some College90829.59%
Associates Degree2026.58%
Bachelors Degree44914.63%
Graduate Degree1314.27%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gilmer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gilmer Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,1941,914508
Black54050845
Hispanic198750
2+ Races12410320
Other Race104350
Native American27270
Asian777

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Gilmer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,872$44,176$32,120
Less Than 9th Grade$34,792$48,783$0
High School Graduate$37,024$41,875$35,536
Some College$32,401$42,102$25,000
Bachelors Degree$61,719$68,938$53,939
Graduate Degree$0$101,250$0

$42,872

Average Earnings

$44,176

Average Male

$32,120

Average Female

Gilmer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gilmer Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gilmer Language

93.53% of Gilmer residents speak only English, while 6.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.78% of the population.

Gilmer Language

Gilmer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,26572022.05%
Black8469110.76%
Hispanic2386828.57%
Other1193831.93%
Multiple216177.87%

19.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.69%

Male Poverty Rate

24.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilmer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilmer is Other, with 31.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilmer is Multiple, with 7.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.33%.

Gilmer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.15%
Some College15.32%
Bachelors or Greater5.47%
High School3.94%

Gilmer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed68.89%
Female Employed19.59%
Male Employed5.42%
Male Unemployed0%

Gilmer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gilmer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$43,894$61,444
Families$57,528$73,499
Married Families$76,331$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,943$38,940

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gilmer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.0%

Male Marriage Rate

28.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilmer Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gilmer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gilmer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gilmer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

293

Number of Veterans

293

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War118
Vietnam82
First Gulf War40
Korea11
World War II10

Gilmer Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7475
55 to 6470
35 to 5458
18 to 3446
75+44

Gilmer Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2499.14%
Black273.91%
2+ Races107.46%
Native American725.93%

Gilmer Veterans by Race

Gilmer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilmer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.6%

Labor Force Participation

42.5%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Gilmer Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gilmer Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gilmer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.71%

Born in Gilmer

97.89%

Native Born

2.11%

Foreign Born

1.33%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.89% of Gilmer residents were born in the United States, with 73.71% having been born in Texas. 1.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gilmer Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,645881.58%
20285,557881.61%
20275,469881.64%
20265,381881.66%
20255,293881.69%
20245,205881.72%
20235,117881.75%
20225,029911.84%
20214,938851.75%
20204,853-307-5.95%
20195,160470.92%
20185,113-22-0.43%
20175,13560.12%
20165,129511%
20155,078-12-0.24%
20145,090300.59%
20135,060270.54%
20125,033741.49%
20114,959521.06%
20104,9071082.25%
20004,799-23-0.48%
19904,822-345-6.68%
19805,16797123.14%
19704,196-116-2.69%
19604,3122165.27%
19504,09695830.53%
19403,13800%
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Gilmer Population by Year