Gilmer, Texas Population 2021

5,229
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Gilmer is a city located in Upshur County Texas. It is also the county seat of Upshur County. With a 2020 population of 5,229, it is the 354th largest city in Texas and the 4652nd largest city in the United States . Gilmer is currently growing at a rate of 0.83% annually and its population has increased by 6.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,905 in 2010. Gilmer reached it's highest population of 5,229 in 2021. Spanning over 4 miles, Gilmer has a population density of 1,380 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gilmer is $51,791 with a poverty rate of 22.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $679 per month, and the median house value is $118,400. The median age in Gilmer is 36.5 years, 30.7 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Gilmer Demographics

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

  • White: 63.68%
  • Black or African American: 25.13%
  • Other race: 6.15%
  • Two or more races: 4.70%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Asian: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gilmer, Texas is 5,229 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,100.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,905.

Gilmer, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,25163.68%
Black or African American1,28325.13%
Some Other Race3146.15%
Two or More Races2404.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.25%
Asian40.08%
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Gilmer Population by Race

Gilmer Population Pyramid $2021

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Gilmer Median Age

36.5


Total

30.7


Male

43.5


Female

Gilmer Adults

There are 3,797 adults, (914 of whom are seniors) in Gilmer.

Gilmer Age Dependency

77.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilmer Sex Ratio

Female

2,629

51.50%

Male

2,476

48.50%

Gilmer Population by Age

Gilmer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gilmer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.9%20.1%
All53.5%46.5%
Non Family49.4%50.6%
Male41.8%58.2%
Female10.6%89.4%

53.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gilmer Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8242.6153.5
Non Family7851.1849.4
Married6183.5679.9
Female2633.9210.6
Male1583.7941.8

3.55

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Gilmer Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1965.96%
9th to 12th Grade2748.33%
High School Graduate1,03631.49%
Some College87526.60%
Associates Degree2457.45%
Bachelors Degree42312.86%
Graduate Degree2417.33%
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Gilmer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gilmer Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,1941,908493
Black713653119
Hispanic22197
Other Race154113
2+ Races909048
Native American1313
Asian444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Gilmer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,721$33,162$27,030
Less Than 9th Grade$22,417$32,250$22,042
High School Graduate$23,259$23,571$21,406
Some College$36,316$40,000$27,440
Bachelors Degree$48,510$$48,702
Graduate Degree$44,770$55,536$

$30,721

Average Earnings

$33,162

Average Male

$27,030

Average Female

Gilmer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gilmer Language by Age

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Gilmer Language

95.48% of Gilmer residents speak only English, while 4.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.24% of the population.

Gilmer Language

Gilmer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,84660821.36%
Black1,21631225.66%
Hispanic38312532.64%
Other30110835.88%

22.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.70%

Male Poverty Rate

25.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gilmer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gilmer is Other, with 35.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gilmer is White, with 21.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.17%.

Gilmer Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.52%
Some College13.41%
High School11.38%
Bachelors or Greater2.25%

Gilmer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed11.88%
Male Employed5.72%

Gilmer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gilmer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,263$51,791
Families$59,844$64,736
Married Families$70,500-
Non Families$21,621$31,136
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Income by Household Type

Gilmer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilmer Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Gilmer Marital Status

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280

Number of Veterans

280

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam100
First Gulf War98
Korea21
Second Gulf War8
World War II6

Gilmer Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7492
35 to 5489
75+60
55 to 6429
18 to 3410

Gilmer Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2419.25%
Black394.29%

Gilmer Veterans by Race

Gilmer Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilmer Veterans by Education

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54.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Gilmer Employment by Age

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Gilmer Employment by Race

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Gilmer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.24%

Born in Gilmer

97.69%

Native Born

2.31%

Foreign Born

2.14%

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.69% of Gilmer residents were born in the United States, with 75.24% having been born in Texas. 2.14% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,229430.83%
20205,186430.84%
20195,143430.84%
20185,100-15-0.29%
20175,11550.10%
20165,110490.97%
20155,061-13-0.26%
20145,074260.52%
20135,048250.50%
20125,023721.45%
20114,951511.04%
20104,9001010.21%
20004,799-23-0.05%
19904,822-345-0.69%
19805,1679712.10%
19704,196-116-0.27%
19604,3122160.52%
19504,0969582.70%
19403,1380.00%

Gilmer Population by Year