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Encyclopedia > Whitesboro, Texas

Whitesboro is a city located in Grayson County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,760.


Location of Whitesboro, Texas

Whitesboro is located at 33°39'35" North, 96°54'22" West (33.659612, -96.905999)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 km˛ (3.2 mi˛). 8.3 km˛ (3.2 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,760 people, 1,508 households, and 1,040 families residing in the city. The population density is 455.1/km˛ (1,179.9/mi˛). There are 1,624 housing units at an average density of 196.6/km˛ (509.6/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 96.57% White, 0.19% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 2.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,508 households out of which 33.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% are married couples living together, 12.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% are non-families. 28.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,296, and the median income for a family is $43,150. Males have a median income of $30,165 versus $22,991 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,865. 12.2% of the population and 8.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.2% of those under the age of 18 and 11.7% 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=33.659612&longitude=-96.905999&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=33.659612&lon=-96.905999&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-96.905999&lat=33.659612&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
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Whitesboro, Texas is a small community with a logistically strategic location in North Texas.
Whitesboro is a rural community known for its charming, eclectic neighborhoods and small town atmosphere, located in the west end of Grayson County.
Whitesboro is known for its annual Peanut Festival, which brings approximately 20,000 to our 3790 populated community.
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