Gholson, Texas

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Gholson, Texas

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High Points

Gholson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

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Racial Diversity
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Top 13% Gholson Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Gholson, Texas

Comparing Gholson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 5
Age of the Population 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 4
Senior Citizens 2 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 6 7
People Above Poverty 5 7
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
People Living Alone 1 2

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Gholson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas
County McLennan
Metro Area Waco
Standard Zip Codes 76705
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.7
Longitude -97.216

Gholson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 97 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station WACO DAM
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
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Gholson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 922 100%
Male 472 51.2%
Female 450 48.8%
Under 18 233 25.3%
18+ 689 74.7%
65+ 95 10.3%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 2.98
White 829 89.9%
African-American 42 4.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 1.8%
Other 25 2.7%
Mixed Race 8 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 64 6.9%

Estimated Gholson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 948
Growth 26
Growth % 2.8%

Gholson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 33.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.4%
German 14.8%
Irish 11.6%
English 4.9%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Scottish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Czech 1.5%
Italian 1.2%
British 1%
Polish 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gholson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lacy Lakeview (76705)
Northcrest (76705)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gholson 922 $41,875
Aquilla 136 $43,750
Bellmead 9,214 $31,927
Leroy 335 $45,875
Ross 228 $41,875
Waco 113,726 $33,919
West 2,692 $43,090
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