Gun Barrel City, Texas

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Comparative Profile of Gun Barrel City, Texas

Comparing Gun Barrel City 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
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Racial Diversity 4 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
Median Family Income 2 4
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 4
Public Transportation Use 1 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 6
People Living Alone 6 8
Affordability of Rents 6 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 8
Low Property Crime 3 3

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Gun Barrel City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles SE of Mesquite, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles SE of Dallas, Texas
County Henderson
Standard Zip Codes 75147, 75156
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.334
Longitude -96.151

Gun Barrel City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KAUFMAN 3 SE
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 78 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Station ATHENS
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
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Gun Barrel City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,145 100%
Male 2,489 48.4%
Female 2,656 51.6%
Under 18 1,122 21.8%
18+ 4,023 78.2%
65+ 1,161 22.6%
Median Age 43.3
Average Family Size 2.82
White 4,848 94.2%
African-American 57 1.1%
Asian 39 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 39 0.8%
Other 68 1.3%
Mixed Race 94 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 185 3.6%

Estimated Gun Barrel City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,962
Growth 817
Growth % 15.9%

Gun Barrel City 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 26.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.4%
Irish 14.3%
German 12.2%
English 11.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
Italian 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Scottish 1.3%
Dutch 1%
Arab/Arabic 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Dutch West Indian 0.3%
African 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Enchanted Oak (75156)

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)
Gun Barrel City 5,145 $34,321
Eustace 798 $42,411
Kemp 1,133 $42,083
Log Cabin 733 $28,125
Mabank 2,151 $40,694
Seven Points 1,145 $29,821
Trinidad 1,091 $35,568

Wal-mart in Gun Barrel City

(As of 2006)
1200 West Main
(903) 887-4180
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