Texas Upshur County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Upshur County, Texas. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Texas Upshur County.

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1. Library System UPSHUR COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 702 W Tyler St, Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone Number: (903) 843-5001 Upshur 52,020 47,937

2. Central Library UPSHUR COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 702 W Tyler St, Gilmer, TX 75644
Phone Number: (903) 843-5001 Upshur N/A N/A

Overview of Upshur County, Texas

Upshur County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 35,291. Its county seat is Gilmer. The county is named for Abel P. Upshur who was the U.S. Secretary of State.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,535 km² (593 mi²). 1,522 km² (588 mi²) of it is land and 13 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.85% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Camp County (north)
  • Morris County (northeast)
  • Marion County (east)
  • Harrison County (southeast)
  • Gregg County (south)
  • Smith County (southwest)
  • Wood County (west)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 35,291 people, 13,290 households, and 10,033 families residing in the county. The population density is 23/km² (60/mi²). There are 14,930 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 85.70% White, 10.15% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.10% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 3.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,290 households out of which 33.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% are married couples living together, 11.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.50% are non-families. 21.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.05.

In the county, the population is spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,347, and the median income for a family is $38,857. Males have a median income of $31,216 versus $20,528 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,358. 14.90% of the population and 12.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.60% of those under the age of 18 and 14.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Big Sandy
  • East Mountain
  • Gilmer
  • Ore City
  • Union Grove