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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,040
Male Share of the Population59.9%
Female Share of the Population40.1%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+2,692
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married39.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$23,515
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,434
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,408

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,536
% Above Poverty Level75.4%
% Below Poverty Level24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$715
Median House Value$74,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.2%
German11.2%
Irish8.7%
English6.4%
Scottish2.5%
French Except Basque2.1%
Swedish1.9%
Russian1%
Brazilian1%
Polish0.6%
Italian0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
African0.3%
Czech0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Bonham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fannin County
Standard Zip Codes75418
Phone Area Codes903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.58
Approximate Longitude-96.18

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)

StationBONHAM 3 NNE
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp50 to 72 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationSHERMAN
Distance27.6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp73 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 75 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationLAVON DAM
Distance41.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bailey203$53,000
Ector752$58,036
Ravenna177$61,250
Savoy740$45,417

Bonham Public Libraries

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

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Bonham Hospitals

Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center
(Government - Federal)
1201 E 9th St
Red River Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
504 Lipscomb Boulevard

Bonham Public Schools

Bailey Inglish
201 E 10th St
ZIP: 75418
(903) 583-8141
Primary
Total Enrollment 186
Bonham H S
1002 Warpath Dr
ZIP: 75418
(903) 583-5567
High
Total Enrollment 513
Evans El
1300 N Main St
ZIP: 75418
(903) 583-2914
Middle
Total Enrollment 394
Finley-oates El
1901 Albert Broadfoot
ZIP: 75418
(903) 640-4090
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Rather L H
1201 N Main
ZIP: 75418
(903) 583-7474
Middle
Total Enrollment 273
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