Upshur County (Texas)

The Upshur County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Gilmer.


The County is located in southeast Texas and is approximately 50 km in the north and east of Oklahoma from Arkansas. It has an area of ​​1535 square kilometers, of which 13 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Camp County, Morris County, Marion County, Harrison County, Gregg County, Smith County and Wood County.


Upshur County was formed in 1846 from parts of Harrison County. It was named after Abel Parker Upshur, the 15th Secretary of State of the United States.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census in 2000 lived in Upshur County 35 291 people in 13,290 households and 10,033 families. The population density was 23 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 85.70 percent White, 10.15 percent Black or African American, 0.63 percent Native American, 0.18 percent Asian, 0.06 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 2.10 percent from other races groups; 1.17 percent were descended from two or more races. 3.95 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 13,290 households out of which 33.5 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 60.7 percent were married couples living together, 11.0 percent were single mothers and 24.5 percent were non-families. 21.8 percent of all households and 10.3 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.05.

27.0 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 8.0 percent between 18 to 24, 26.6 percent between 25 and 44, 24.1 percent between 45 and 64 and 14.3 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household was $ 33,347, and the median income for a family was $ 38,857. Males have a median income of $ 31,216, women $ 20,528. The per capita income was 16,358. 14.9 percent of the population 12.3 percent of families are below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Ashland
  • Big Sandy
  • Cox
  • Delrose
  • Diana
  • East Mountain
  • Enoch
  • Ewell
  • Gilmer
  • Graceton
  • Grice
  • Indian Rock
  • Kelsey
  • Latch
  • Lone Mountain
  • Mings Chapel
  • New Diana
  • New Mountain
  • Ore City
  • Perryville
  • Pritchett
  • Rhonesboro
  • Rosewood
  • Sandhill
  • Seven Pines
  • Simmonsville
  • Soules Chapel
  • Stamps
  • Suffolk
  • Union Hill
  • Willow Oak