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Encyclopedia > Gladewater, Texas

Gladewater is a city located in Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 6,078.


Location of Gladewater, Texas

Gladewater is located at 32°32'34" North, 94°56'49" West (32.542666, -94.946950)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.4 km˛ (12.1 mi˛). 30.1 km˛ (11.6 mi˛) of it is land and 1.4 km˛ (0.5 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 4.37% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,078 people, 2,257 households, and 1,593 families residing in the city. The population density is 202.1/km˛ (523.7/mi˛). There are 2,601 housing units at an average density of 86.5/km˛ (224.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 79.80% White, 16.12% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.58% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 3.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,257 households out of which 31.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% are married couples living together, 15.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% are non-families. 26.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $28,118, and the median income for a family is $32,278. Males have a median income of $24,770 versus $23,271 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,317. 19.6% of the population and 15.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.9% of those under the age of 18 and 20.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=32.542666&longitude=-94.94695&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=32.542666&lon=-94.94695&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-94.94695&lat=32.542666&w=750&h=500)

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Handbook of Texas Online: (497 words)
Gladewater is at the intersection of U.S. highways 80 and 271, thirteen miles west of Longview on the boundary between Gregg and Upshur counties.
A community called St. Clair, two miles to the east, moved to Gladewater when the railroad announced that the only mail stop in the area would be there; residents from Point Pleasant, also bypassed by the railroad, moved to Gladewater.
In the area around Gladewater lumbering was a major activity, although farming was also important; cotton was the major crop.
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