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Overview

Introduction to Bonham, Texas

Bonham, Texas, in Fannin county, is 36 miles NE of McKinney, Texas (center to center) and 65 miles NE of Dallas, Texas. There are 9,990 residents in the city.

Bonham History

Bailey Inglish constructed Fort Inglish in this area in 1837, which led to the establishment of a community which was initially known as "Bois D'Arc." In 1843, it was renamed "Bonham" in honor of the hero of the Battle of the Alamo, James Butler Bonham. On February 2, 1848, Bonham was officially incorporated. The city experienced significant growth after it was connected to the Texas and Pacific Railroad in the 1880s. It soon had grain mills, saw mills, a power plant, an ice plant, and streetcars. The Texas Power and Light Company was established in Bonham, and in 1925, the city received connections to natural gas lines.

Bonham and Nearby Attractions

  • Sam Rayburn House Museum
  • Fannin County Museum
  • Fort Inglish Park
  • Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
  • Bonham State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Bonham

Bonham is home to several places of historic interest. The Fannin County Museum, located in the city, houses local and regional historical artifacts in a restored 1900 Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot. Sam Rayburn House Museum showcases exhibits which reflect the life of the 20th century politician. His 1916 home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Another attraction in Bonham is the Fort Inglish Park which features the replica of a log house built in 1837 by Bailey Inglish, and also includes restored log cabins and other pioneer artifacts. Bonham State Park, which is situated on more than 260 acres, offers facilities for swimming, boating, camping, mountain biking, and picnicking.

Bonham Transportation

Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Bonham Higher Education

Austin College, Paris Junior College, Texas A&M University - Commerce, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University are some of the colleges close to Bonham.

People

Total Population 10,044
Male Share of the Population 60.1%
Female Share of the Population 39.9%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,829
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 38.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,433
% Above Poverty Level 75.1%
% Below Poverty Level 24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $689
Median House Value $80,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bonham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NE of McKinney, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles NE of Dallas, Texas
County Fannin
Standard Zip Codes 75418
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.577
Longitude -96.178

Bonham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BONHAM 3 NNE
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 50 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station SHERMAN
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 75 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station LAVON DAM
Distance 41.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bailey 214 $50,875
Ector 778 $48,906

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bonham Public Libraries

Library
Bonham Public Library
305 E 5TH ST
Bonham, Texas
(903) 583-3128

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Bonham Hospitals

NORTHEAST MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
504 LIPSCOMB STREET
(903) 640-7311
Emergency Service: No

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BONHAM H S
1717 N CTR
903-583-5567
Serves 579 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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1717 N CTR
903-583-5526
A Non-traditional School

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