East Grayson, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 86,658.
Males: 41,650  (48.1%)
Females: 45,008  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 75090

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,944 (it was $36,187 in 2000)
East Grayson:

$55,944
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,046 (it was $18,512 in 2000)

East Grayson CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $163,938 (it was $66,200 in 2000)
East Grayson:

$163,938
TX:

$200,400
March 2019 cost of living index in East Grayson: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in East Grayson, TX (2000)
    • 65,90781.0%White alone
    • 6,1817.6%Black alone
    • 6,2177.6%Hispanic
    • 1,5251.9%Two or more races
    • 9981.2%American Indian alone
    • 4850.6%Asian alone
    • 410.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 270.03%Other race alone

Races in East Grayson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 389.3 square miles.

Population density: 223 people per square mile   (very low).

East Grayson, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
East Grayson CCD:

1.3% ($854)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (41.9 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (59.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Sherman, TX (1.9 miles ),
Knollwood, TX (2.3 miles ),
Denison, TX (2.8 miles ),
Bells, TX (2.9 miles ),
Tom Bean, TX (2.9 miles ),
Southmayd, TX (3.1 miles ),
Howe, TX (3.1 miles ),
Savoy, TX (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 33.63 N, Longitude: 96.55 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 903

Distribution of median household income in East Grayson, TX in 2019
East Grayson satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in East Grayson, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in East Grayson, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in East Grayson, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.5. This is about average.

City:

63.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

East Grayson-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the East Grayson place center killed 3 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1957, a category F4 tornado 26.0 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East Grayson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 567% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 131.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 163.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 132.0 miles away from East Grayson center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 133.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from East Grayson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grayson County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 3, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near East Grayson:

  • MEDSHARES HOME CARE OF STATELINE TX IN (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)
  • GRAYSON COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)
  • HOME HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)
  • SHER DEN HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)
  • MISSION OAKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)
  • CHANGING SEASONS HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)
  • ALWAYS BETTER CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Grayson:

  • Grayson College (about 7 miles; Denison, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,496)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 28 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 33 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)
  • North Central Texas College (about 36 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)
  • Texas Woman's University (about 44 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 11,837)
  • University of North Texas (about 46 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 31,694)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 46 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in East Grayson: South Gale (A), Van Alstyne Sewage Disposal (B), Woodlawn Country Club (C), Denison Commercial Historic District (D), Ernst Martin Kohl Building (E), George Braun House (F), Grayson County Courthouse (G), Denison Fire Department West Side Station (H), Van Alstyne Fire and Rescue (I), Bells Fire Department (J), Denison Fire Department South Side Station (K), Tom Bean Volunteer Fire Department (L), Denison Fire Department Central Station (M), Whitewright Fire Department (N), Sherman Fire Department Station 1Central (O), Howe Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (P), Sherman Fire Department Station 2 (Q), Sherman Fire Department Station 5 Northside (R), Sherman Fire Department Station 4 Blalock (S), Van Alstyne Historical Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Midway Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in East Grayson include: Edwards Chapel (A), Corner Stone Baptist Church (B), Community Baptist Church (C), College Boulevard Baptist Church (D), Bible Baptist Church (E), Bethel Community Baptist Church (F), Belmont Baptist Church (G), Antioch Baptist Church (H), Harvest Time Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery (1), Everhart Cemetery (2), Binion Cemetery (3), Providence Cemetery (4), Bethel Cemetery (5), Cannon Cemetery (6), Vittitoe Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Trail Lake (A), Waterloo Lake (B), Loy Lake (C), Soil Conservation Service Site 24 Reservoir (D), Soil Conservation Service Site 16 Reservoir (E), Soil Conservation Service Site 25 Reservoir (F), Soil Conservation Service Site 22 Reservoir (G), Soil Conservation Service Site 21 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Prong Sister Grove Creek (A), Cleveland Branch (B), Smith Creek (C), South Branch Choctaw Creek (D), West Fork Pilot Grove Creek (E), Iron Ore Creek (F), Cedar Creek (G), Sand Creek (H), Post Oak Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in East Grayson include: Jones Park (1), Rosedale Park (2), Waterloo Park (3), Birge Park (4), Moore Park (5), Jones Park (6), Forest Park (7), Fielder Park (8), Ely Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Grayson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.5%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.4%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.5%
Whole state:

6.7%

People in group quarters in East Grayson in 2010:

  • 948 people in college/university student housing
  • 607 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 224 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 79 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in East Grayson in 2000:

  • 1,083 people in nursing homes
  • 892 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 294 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 62 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 32 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations

For population 15 years and over in East Grayson:

Marital status in East Grayson, TX
  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in East Grayson:

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for East Grayson, TX (based on Grayson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant50,271174
Mainline Protestant9,06633
Catholic5,9524
Other3,8447
Black Protestant2,38014
Orthodox1201
None49,244-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
This county:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Grayson County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Grayson County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Grayson County:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 74
Grayson County:

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Grayson County:

9.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
Texas:

15.7%

7.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,735 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.70%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Collin County, TX  1.61% ($69,073 average AGI)
from Denton County, TX  0.81% ($55,781)
from Dallas County, TX  0.64% ($62,125)


6.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($31 average AGI)
Grayson County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Collin County, TX  0.88% ($54,386 average AGI)
to Denton County, TX  0.51% ($49,583)
to Dallas County, TX  0.46% ($50,578)

Strongest AM radio stations in East Grayson:

  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KTBK (1700 AM; 10 kW; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KJIM (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SHERMAN, TX)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMKI (620 AM; 5 kW; PLANO, TX; Owner: ABC, INC)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Grayson:

  • KTDK (104.1 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KMKT (93.1 FM; BELLS, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KLAK (97.5 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • K214CK (90.7 FM; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: BIBLE B/CNG NETWORK, INC.)
  • KHYI (95.3 FM; HOWE, TX; Owner: METRO BROADCASTERS - TEXAS, INC.)
  • KFYZ-FM (98.3 FM; BONHAM, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KESS-FM (107.9 FM; LEWISVILLE, TX; Owner: KECS-FM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)
  • KRNB (105.7 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KLBC (106.3 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: TEXOMA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEZ (92.1 FM; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: METRO BROADCASTERS-TEXAS, INC.)
  • KMAD-FM (102.5 FM; WHITESBORO, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around East Grayson:

  • KXII (Channel 12; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KXII LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTAQ (Channel 47; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: MIKE SIMONS)
  • KTEN (Channel 10; ADA, OK; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in East Grayson, TX
  • 56.2%Utility gas
  • 34.8%Electricity
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in East Grayson, TX
  • 49.1%Electricity
  • 47.2%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used


East Grayson compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

East Grayson on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: department and other general merchandise stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: metal workers and plastic workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metal and metal products (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: metal and metal products (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: metal workers and plastic workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: religious workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: woodworkers (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: leather and allied products (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: carpenters (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: food (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: rail transportation (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: computer and electronic products (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: department and other general merchandise stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: plastics and rubber products (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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